In Humanities we are learning all about the Anglo-Saxons, the Vikings and the UK.
During Autumn 1 we will be focusing on historical skills in our humanity lessons.
We will learn about the raids and invasions by Vikings in Anglo-Saxon Britain; about who the Vikings were, and when and where they raided and settled. We will learn about significant events from the period and order these chronologically on a timeline.
We will find out about the Anglo-Saxon kings who ruled during the 'Viking Age' and examine their influence and significance in British history.
In addition to this, we will learn about the Anglo-Saxon justice system and compare and contrast crimes, punishments and laws with their modern day equivalents.
We will also have the opportunity to learn about different aspects of everyday Viking life. We will explore the types of houses that the Vikings lived in, what clothes they wore and even what types of food they ate.
Whats the difference between Anglo-Saxons and Vikings?
The Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings were two tribes of people who were known for fighting for the ownership of British land. The English King, Alfred the Great, was the mean who stopped the Vikings taking over England. He allowed the Vikings to settle and live in Eastern England. This meant that both the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings lived in Britain at the same time, but this didn't mean they lived in harmony!