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VIKINGS OR SAXONS??

Discussion in 'History' started by freshfield, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. Will be teaching a mixed Y3/4 class next year. Which of the above would be most suited to this age group? Am also thinking about resources, artefactsand a trip. I am in Warwickshire. Would be interested to hear any views from previously taught topics to guide my decision. THANK YOU
     
  2. I would recommend teaching them both! Perhaps as an Invaders and Settlers topic - you cant really teach one without the other if you are teaching Vikings/Saxons and their relevance to British history. The Vikings invaded, then the Saxons were drafted in to get rid of them. The Saxons got such a good deal out of it that they installed their own kings and ended up settling here.
    When I taught Saxons and Vikings to Year 2, I found that 'Our Island Story' by H.E. Marshall was a really excellent book. Not only did I feel better informed, but the kids loved listening to some of the stories.
    There are also lots and lots of great website, including BBC schools, Espresso and woodlands-junior.
    I can try to find an old plan if you like. I loved this topic, sure you will too!
     
  3. hobgoblintc

    hobgoblintc New commenter

    We do a play all about the Vikings if you decide to go with them. Have a look at our website - www.hobgoblintheatrecompany.co.uk - we do all sorts of stuff.
    Drop us an email or give us a ring if anything takes your fancy!
    Regards
    Dan
     

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