Larch and Kingfishers Classes

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!

Poem video compressed Poem video 2 compressed

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