Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Anglo Saxons

This term, Year 5 are learning about the fascinating history of the Anglo Saxons. From their arrival in Britain to Alfred the Great, we’ll be exploring their lives including what clothes they wore, what kind of jobs they did and how Anglo Saxon children grew up.saxons2

If you could ask an Anglo Saxon person any question, what would it be?? Maybe we can work out the answer together.

 

 

We will be visiting the British Museum soon (www.britishmuseum.org) as well to find out more about the Saxons. We will get to study lots of interesting artifacts including some of the armour Saxons soldiers used to wear, like this:

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The British Museum

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Also, here is a great BBC website all about the Anglo Saxons. You can play some fun games to learn more about their lives and take a look at useful facts:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/anglo_saxons/

Enjoy!

Mr Cuthbertson