Longleat Class’s Year So Far… This year in Longleat has been challenging. We have been learning about how materials react with each other and we have also had a day in the life of a Viking person. We even have some people who have gone out to do extra work, like maths or friendship groups. In science we have found out how vinegar and eggs react with each other. For this we needed to contain an egg in a glass cup and fill it up with vinegar. After a few weeks the egg started to rot and smell. Longleat have experienced a day in the life of a Viking. They dressed up in all black clothes and brought (fake, homemade) swords and shields. Longleat class waited patiently to find they had a Viking visitor. They played a game called ‘did the Vikings eat – true or false’. They sat and listened to the Viking man and some of them volunteered to join him and help. Everyone was also allowed to hold and hand around remade Viking artefacts. We have enjoyed learning how to sew! We have stitched together the story of Beowulf, using backstitch and chain stitch. The results look great. Some children were selected to go out and do extra maths with the governor Mr.Avenall. The children in this group have enjoyed learning with him. Four children were also selected to join a friendship group with Mrs. Mence. In this group they learned how to make sure that nobody is alone. They also learned to have a good circle of friends. These children have enjoyed doing this. Longleat have enjoyed this year so far and everyone hopes that it will stay the same for the rest of it.

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