13 December 2016: Grove Road children represented the school by taking the Travelling Crib to Long Marston C of E . The crib came to us from Dundale Primary and will return to St Peter & St Paul Church for the Crib Service on Christmas Eve.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if you lived in a Viking village? Well Year 4 can tell you.
It was Friday 11th October when we dressed up as Vikings for the Viking Day. It started at my house in the morning when I leapt out of bed, excitement all over my face. I ran down the stairs, jumped out of my pyjamas and into my Viking clothes.
When everyone was at school we had a Viking photo and Viking fashion show. Then we went into the hall. When I went into the Hall my mouth fell open, I thought I was in a real Viking village because ou could smell the smoke coming from the fire in the middle of the Hall. Mistress Holly, from ‘Off the Page’, introduced us to the superb activities and organised us into groups – weaving, bracelet making, medicine making, olive oil making, ink making and rune writing, dragon’s head making, candle-making and soap carving. In the end I had a favourite activity, it was the candle-making. We dipped a thread on a hook into the melted wax, pulled it out and said drip, drip, drippity, drip.
In the afternoon we were allowed to hold a Viking sword (it was blunt though) and other artefacts like a shield, a helmet and chain mail, which we were allowed to hold or try on.
Then we had to work as archaeologists in a team and we all had jobs. We had to make a grid in a box of compost before we could start to brush away the dirt and find lots of exciting things, like a bracelet. We found a small pot but did not know what it was so we had to look in the book to find out.
Now I know what it was like to be a proper Viking, it was hard work! The Viking Day was over and we all went home tired and happy Vikings. It was so much fun that I would love to do it all over again.
A recount by Year 4
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