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Battle Hastings Project

A message from Miss Weaver...


As part of my final two weeks at Timberley Academy, I was able to decide on my own project to do with the children in 5B. I had a lot of ideas, but had to take into account time and resources, so as History is my favourite subject, I decided to teach the children about the Battle of Hastings – a topic that I enjoyed learning about at school and that they would not be covering this year – so a little different, but interesting at the same time.


All the children in 5B were excited about this project and we started off by looking at what actually happened, and when I described the death of King Harold to them, there were a lot of “uurrrgghhhs” from the girls; however, the boys enjoyed the gruesome death of an arrow to the eye!


The children were soon getting stuck into their projects and had three separate sessions with me to complete them. The first session was the groundwork, so painting their shoe boxes and creating their hills using newspaper and mod-roc. The next session was to paint their hills and decide on, and begin colouring, the soldiers that would make up their two armies – the Normans and Anglo-Saxons. The final session was to do the finishing touches, mainly their flags, shields and colouring their armies before finally sticking their figures into place.


As an additional lesson, some of the children also got to draw their own versions of the Bayeux Tapestry. They looked fantastic and despite some hesitancy to begin with, the majority of children did enjoy completing this extra mini project.


5B had a great time completing these projects and I am very proud of each and every one of the children whose finished shoe boxes and pictures look absolutely fantastic; some of which are on display in their classroom.


I would like to finish by saying a massive thank you to everyone in Year 5, the children, Mr Brennan, Miss Payne, Mr Hollis and Mrs Hardware; for making me feel like a part of the Year 5 family. I have had a fantastic time at Timberley and would like to wish you all the best for the future.

Superbia Perseverantia et Passionem Pride, Perseverance and Passion