Anglo-Saxons

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A nation split into 7 kingdoms. Invaders from overseas murder and plunder. A fight for power like no other in British history.  Who will save them?

 

Learn about Anglo-Saxon life using a wide range of resources. You decide if the pen really is mightier than the sword.

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The following is an example of a whole day session that can be delivered to 1, 2 or 3 classes of approximately 30 children. All sessions can be adapted easily to cater for your topic’s learning outcomes, children's needs and the available space. Resources and materials are supplied, so you don't need to lift a finger!

Morning

 

  • Who were the Anglo-Saxons ?

  • Why did they invade and settle in Britain?

  • How do we know about the Anglo-Saxons? 

  • A look at Sutton-Hoo?

  • Exploring historic sources

 

After Break

 

  • Attack on Lindisfarne

  • Training an Anglo-Saxon warrior

  • Archery and javelin throwing

 

Afternoon

 

  • Illustrating ancient manuscripts

  • Religion and runes

  • Anglo-Saxon storytelling

  • Anglo-Saxon pastimes