Monday, 30 January 2012

Our Topic

Our topic this term is 'Defend and attack!'
 This term we are learning about the battle of Hastings in 1066 and the Bayeux tapestry. The four candidates that were fighting for the throne, were: Harold Godwinson, William La Batard, Harald Hardrada and Edgar the Atheling. They were all fierce except Edgar who was a sick teenager and didn't have ruling experience. However, Hardrada and William were foreign and wouldn't mix well with the British townsfolk. 
In history we wrote a newspaper report on the  battle of Hastings and pretended to play the battle scene. We then did an explanation piece of writing of the characters. We have spent a lot of time learning about the Normans,Vikings and Saxons, we have done research on the computers and found infomation in books. We have learned a lot from the Normans and the Saxons. The Normans won the battle of Hastings and ruled England for a short amount of time.
By Joe and Alex :-] . . .


  1. What a nice piece of writing that is!
    I really enjoy doing history and especially with Mr.Morris! He makes it fun and exiciting. I like the topic defend and attack and like all the work we have done so far. I liked the newspaper the best and acting out the scene of the battle of Hastings.

  2. Hi maple this is Sasha and Elishia
    Good description Alex and joe
    We r so gld that we have have this new blog!
    It is amazing! Thank you for setting up the blog Mrs.Prior.
    See you soon
    Sasha and Elishia :D