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Everest - Wednesday


 Year 6 French


Bonjour les enfants! (Good morning children!)

This week I am giving you a challenge.  Although we have not done the lesson entitled "Joyeux anniversaire!", the worksheet is based on dates, which we have covered, so it should be all right.  The second worksheet challenges you to recognise higher numbers, up to sixty.  You have the numbers on the worksheet as a reference.  Bonne chance!  (Good luck!). Here are this week's worksheets (WB le 8 juin).  

Bon anniversaire!/Joyeux anniversaire!

Higher numbers 1-60


Complete the work on the Word documents and email me your work at, please.

If you have access to the internet, you can watch the clip related to the "Joyeux anniversaire!" worksheet by following the 5 steps on the French section of the school website.  If you have difficulty logging in, look at the PDF instructions.  Once again my email address is: and the password is: sfdfrench2020.

Look at the following clip:

Unit 13

Joyeux anniversaire!


 A bientot!

Mme Lue-Cooper




History - Art and Culture of the Anglo-Saxons


Watch the short clip below to review who the Anglo-Saxons were and why they came to Britain.


The Anglo-Saxons were great craft workers. They made intricate jewellery, musical instruments and homemade toys and games.

They were also keen storytellers. They would gather together in feasting halls and tell thrilling stories. Often their stories would be accompanied by music played on an instrument called a lyre.

The Saxons liked to play with words too. They amused themselves by telling clever riddles.


What did their art and treasure look like?

This helmet was found at Sutton Hoo. It is one of the most famous Anglo-Saxon finds. There are boars' heads on the end of each eyebrow and a dragon head above the nose. Together they make the shape of a bird with outstretched wings.

This belt buckle is decorated  with gold and silver and is decorated with a fish, a Christian symbol.

Fathers often handed down their swords to their sons. This is the handle of an 8th century sword. It probably belonged to a rich family.

This brooch was found in a grave. Brooches were pinned to clothes to make them nice, and to hold them up, like a safety pin.


Anglo-Saxon storytelling

Very few Anglo-Saxons could read or write. All their stories were told to them by their friends and family.

On dark winter days, people gathered in the great hall around a log fire. They listened to stories and poems, feasted and sang songs.

They ate roast meats with bread and fruit, and they drank ale or a strong drink made from honey called mead. People often drank too much, so feasts were usually noisy and sometimes ended in fights!

Anglo-Saxons loved tales about brave warriors and their adventures. A favourite story told how Beowulf, a heroic prince, battled the fierce man-eating monster Grendel.

An Anglo-Saxon storyteller captivates his audience around the camp fire at night
A storyteller played music on a small harp or a lyre to accompany their stories and poems.
The story of Beowulf

The story of Beowulf was first written down around the 8th or 9th century, but long before that the story was told around the fire.


What games did the Anglo-Saxons play?

Children played with homemade toys. They had rag dolls and carved wooden toys, as well as games that used counters and dice.

From finds in graves, we know children also had spinning tops and played tunes on pipes made from reeds or animal bones.

Anglo-Saxon men enjoyed sporting pastimes, like wrestlingweight-lifting (using heavy rocks) and horse-racing. These sports kept them fit for work and strong for war. In swimming races, it was fair to push other swimmers underwater!

Three children playing games on an Anglo-Saxon farm
Anglo-Saxon children played games with counters and stones.





Draw your own piece of Anglo-Saxon art or treasure.

You can use the images above as inspiration for the patterns and colours. You can also look online to see what else you can find.


Before the break I was busy completing the paper work for your transfer to secondary school but there were some questions I could not answer because they are questions about you guys personally. Obviously, had we been in school I could have just asked you directly but circumstances being what they are that just isn't possible at the moment. I would like you to please open the file here and answer the questions on the sheet. There are only four questions and it shouldn't take you yoo long, but it would be a massive help to me in completing your paper work.