Benjamin Zephaniah Class

In Benjamin Zephaniah Class, we started the year by learning all about the brilliant poet and author that our class has been named after. We painted beautiful portraits of him, read some of his poems, researched his life and have been inspired by his poems about people being different and treating everyone with respect. We especially like the poem "Be Cool Mankind" and “Talking Turkeys”. 

Here is a link to Benjamin Zephaniah reading one of his poems: 


We have a fantastic year ahead of us andhave a superengagingcurriculum planned.  


In the Autumn term we are studying the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in our topic  ‘Who Invaded Britain?’ 

These are some of the exciting things that we will be doing this term.  

  • Using our research skills to find out about the Anglo-Saxons. 

  • Finding out about the Vikings and what happened when they invaded Britain.  

  • Learning about the life of Alfred the Great.  

  • Designing a Viking brooch. 

  • Using different materials to design and make an Anglo-Saxon building.   


We have already found out lots this term about the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. We have learnt the legend of Beowulf and have been including lots of gruesome phrases to use in our writing about it. 


PE lessons: 

PE days this term are Mondays and Tuesdays so please remember to have your kit in school.  



We love reading and have been doing brilliantly in our daily reading lessons where we use our VIPERS skills to help us. Reading records are checked every day and stickers and house points are given out to those who have read. When we fill up our sticker card, we receive a prize and three cards means a tea party! There are book recommendations on our knowledge organisers which are linked to our topics or why not look out for a Benjamin Zephaniah book.