Hey all, I have just seen a great idea on TeacherTV that I am stealing for my classes Viking work this term - the idea is to have an 'archeological dig' in the classroom, and include objects that may have been viking and objects which obviously aren't. Chn dig up and item then have to decide if it is viking or not & give reasons why - eg if it's plastic vikings didn't have this material etc. The thing I am struggling with is whether to use this lesson as a topic lesson, and have them draw pictures of their objects and write answers to questions about it, OR to use it in my literacy swap lesson, where I have the higher ability chn from the year group for speaking and listening activities - their objective is to explain what they think, giving reasons for their opinions. So, which do you think this lesson would work best as - topic or literacy?! Thanks!