Contextualise the Anglo-Saxon period within a timeline of Britain. Discuss the terms 'invaders' and 'settlers' and the motivations for emigration. Gain historical insight into the lives of Anglo-Saxon and British people.
Design Anglo-Saxon settlements, make buildings, dye wool, weave material, cook food, create and play board games. Research place names and use an online simulation of an archaeological dig.
Learn about the Anglo-Saxon invasion: routes, kingdoms, ancient roads and warriors. Play an invasion game, paint pictures, make a shield and embroider your own Bayeux Tapestry.
Research pagan beliefs during Anglo-Saxon times. Paint gods and goddesses, find out about contemporary documents, write in runes and make amulets. Learn about the rise of Christianity and role-play religious stories.
Learn about the cultural significance of storytelling, poetry, music, jewellery and feasting. Write sagas and kennings, and cook food to eat for an Anglo-Saxon feast.
Learn about important Anglo-Saxon Kings: King Ethelbert, King Offa and King Alfred. Understand the timeline of events of the later kings. Learn about the class system and law and order.