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Anglo-Saxons of Britain

Based at our Anglo-Saxon House on the fringes of the Danelaw, your pupils will be transported back to the time when the whisperings of a united England were being spoken by King Alfred. Discover the events of the Saxon invaders and how they settled across the country, through to the fall of the Anglo-Saxons in 1066. Learn about their gods, important leaders, Viking invaders, Danelaw and Wessex village life.

 

Suitable for:
KS2
Duration:
Full day or half day session (often combined with Viking Life)
Available at:

• On arrival one of our tutors will welcome your group to the Settlement to go through the schedule for the day, learning objectives and health and safety issues.
• Pupils will dress up in tunics assume Anglo -Saxon names on necklaces.
• Anglo-Saxon House: Our Chieftain will narrate the timeline of the Anglo-Saxons using murals on the walls of the house.
• Rune Adventure. Children find 10 locations using the mystical Danelaw Map to unlock the secret of the runes
• Lunch
• Loom weaving, to create a piece of fabric to take back to school
• Archaeological dig, to examine historical artefacts
• Spear rack training, including weapon handling and discussion

• Improve understanding of the Anglo-Saxons invasions, their kingdoms and the origins of place names today
• Understand the changes in religion from old gods through to Christianity.
• Become part of village life through understanding Anglo-Saxon laws and justice
• Recognise the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England from Alfred the Great and Athelstan, to the time of Edward the Confessor.

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Some outdoor clothing and footwear is available at the centre, but please ensure that children are dressed warmly and have suitable waterproof outerwear. Dress for the weather - children and adults. Detailed activity sheets will be provided for group’s self-leading sessions. All activity programmes may vary depending on number of pupils and their needs, length of visit and weather conditions.

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