Term 2 Traders and Raiders
Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores.
Sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned. Find out about the life of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia-never before had such terror swept the land.
Make a Saxon sword or a Viking brooch and decorate it with intricate patterns.
Choose to be a Saxon or Viking and trade your crafty goods. But let’s keep it cool- we don’t want a fight breaking out!
Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages...?
Here is a selection of photos from our trip to the Collection museum on 12th December:
As well as making beads and jewellery everyone had the opportunity to dress in Anglo-Saxon clothes. We found out that it was the woman who had the key to the money chest attached to her belt.
We completed a big dig this involved searching for hidden artefacts. Once we found each artefact we drew them and researched them to see how they would have been used in Anglo saxon times.
We enjoyed dressing up in Anglo-saxon and Viking clothing, we all look very smart.