Did William win or did Harold lose…?

Our journey into the deep, dark past continued this week as we explored how and why William won the Battle of Hastings… what was the ultimate reason? Did the tiredness and ill-discipline of Harold’s Saxon army lead to the breaking of their shield wall at the top of Senlac Hill and was it this break that cost Harold the crown? Could William’s famed ‘Norman retreat’ be deemed a fantastic bit of strategy or would saxon sympathisers have seen it as cheating…?

In Science, we flipped our thinking upside-down: having explored dissolving last week, we turned to thinking about how we could separate solutions into our initial solutes and solvents; we’re now all ready to explore this practically next week.

In other news, the pencil sharpener ‘zoo’ is coming along nicely and growing at a rather rapid pace… the children seem to quite enjoy them being together too…

Below: A bit of historical geography mapping out the events of the Battle of Bosworth.


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