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Wreningham VC Primary School


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Wreningham VC
Primary School
Ashwellthorpe Road,
Norfolk NR16 1AW


Class 4


Our Summer 2017 topic

Under the Sea.

Our 'Under the Sea' theme has taken us on a journey through 'The Kraken' poem by Lord Tennyson, creating our own beautiful, atmospheric versions.  Our incredible school wrought iron sculpture created for us by Rachael Long has been a real inspiration for this work.

Our very own Wreningham Kraken

We have had a go at David Attenborough's job by creating 'Blue Planet' commentaries - diving beneath the waves to find a real, live Kraken

The Kraken

By Alfred Lord Tennyson:


Below the thunders of the upper deep,
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken
sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee

About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumbered and enormous
Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.

There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge sea worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.

 Alfred Lord Tennyson, 1809 - 1892


Our Autumn 2017 topic

Momentous Moments of the Past.

Many of the areas we are looking at this term are based around events or achievements from the past.

We will begin by reading 'The Tempest' by Shakespeare, and find out the huge impact his decision to become a writer has had on our language today - learning how to summarise and precis a longer and complex story.

Our history and literacy studies will investigate the first moon landeing, how incredible an achievement it was and how to report it on a newspaper front page.

Our geography studies will look at climate zones and clouds and look back in time to see the effects of the Ice Age.



Autumn 2017

Our Titanic Topic

We will study the terrible events of the sinking of the Titanic, creating some beautiful and poignant narrative poettry,  and written some powerful diary entries from children who were passengers on the fateful voyage.  We will be creating incredible poems describing the tragic event.  The quality of the work produced has been outstanding, as you can see by the examples from year 5 and 6 below from the year before last.



2016-17 Victorians

Here are some more links to the Victorian era topic which we investigated last year through the novel Street child by Berli Doherty,  which followed the life of a Victorian orphan on his harrowing journey through the streets of London, finally being rescued by Doctor Barnardo.


Click the book

to link to Berlie Doherty's


The Victorians

An excellent website created by Snaith

BBC Victorians website

Woodland Junior School Resources



Ancient Greece Links

BBC Ancient Greece

Woodlands Ancient Greece



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