Larch Class

Poetry, Danegeld and Ethelred the Unready!

In history this half-term we have been learning about the Vikings and the Anglo-Saxons. This week we learnt about ‘Ethelred II the Unready’. We talked about his life and discussed whether or not we thought it was fair that he was called ‘the Unready’. Some children thought it was fair, as he hadn’t been a very good King, and others thought it wasn’t as he became King when he was only 7!

We then found out about Danegeld. King Ethelred wanted peace in his country, so he paid the Vikings to stay away. They realised that if they kept coming back they could keep getting more money! We role-played as the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings.


In English this week we have started a new poetry unit. We have been listening to poems and learning about different types of poetry. We learnt a poem and performed it: watch our performances below!

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This week we have been…

  • Making Easter nests (to help us learn about fractions in Maths)
  • Gardening
  • Rearranging our clay sculptures in the style of Antony Gormley
  • Having an Easter Egg Hunt

We also went on a trip to Alice Holt (see separate blog post). Phew, what a busy week! Happy Easter everyone, enjoy a well deserved rest!



Alice Holt


We were incredibly privileged today to spend the day at Alice Holt Country Park. We had sessions run just for us by one of the rangers, Jen. It was fantastic to spend the whole day outdoors and learn lots about the forest. Thank you to Alice Holt Country Park for an incredible day!

We thought carefully about how to make a good habitat for our animals


Whales explanation texts

We have been reading The Storm Whale in class. We then learnt about explanation texts, and have been writing some about whales. Have a read!

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Y3 and Y4 trips

A couple of weeks ago the Year 3s went on a trip on the train to Petersfield. They even got to wave to the driver! This week the Year 4s had a fantastic day at Pulborough Nature Reserve. We love going on trips with our mainstream classes!

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World book day

We had a fantastic time for World Book Day. We enjoyed sharing our favourite books and discussing them. There were some great costumes!

Joshua’s book

Ashton’s book



Super-star Joe!

Well done Joe for an incredible performance at Liss Junior School’s talent show. The judges were so impressed with your dance that you came joint first in the dance category! You should be really proud of yourself. Here is a part of Joe’s audition performance:

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Staying safe whatever the weather!

We have been enjoying the ‘heatwave’ over the last couple of days, and in PSHE this half-term we are learning about keeping safe. Yesterday we thought about different items of clothing and how they can keep us safe when it’s wet, hot or cold!


Safer internet day

Today is safer internet day, and we learnt about how to stay safe online. To stay safe, we learnt that we should always ask an adult if we’re not sure, show an adult our screen and let them know if we’re going online. You should also check how old you need to be before playing any new games. We learnt that it’s not safe to give out any personal information, e.g. our age, full name, address or phone number. We also learnt that it’s not safe to go online without an adult knowing or play games that are too old for us.

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Snow day

Well done to Ben who did his Education City homework and some lovely writing on the snow day, which is now on our ‘Wow work’ wall.

Tattie, Molly and Joshua had fun in the snow!


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