You’ll probably be thinking that there is an awful lot of pre-1066 British history in the KS2 curriculum with the…Read More
A fun thinking skills activity in which pupils infer from visual clues before moving on to analyse a range of…
This ambitious but engaging lesson asks children to test some simple hypotheses about where the early Anglo-Saxons settled. They start…Read More
This highly engaging lesson places pupils in the role of detectives. After a short briefing they have to work out…Read More
Anglo-Saxons – KQ3 – Coming of Christianity – How did people’s lives change when Christianity came to Britain and how can we be sure?
A series of smart tasks, rather than a full outstanding lesson. The first part of this two part session looks…Read More
Anglo Saxons – KQ4 – Anglo-Saxons struggle against the Vikings – How did the Vikings try to take over the country and how close did they get?
This task encapsulates the struggle between the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings in an engaging way that really makes pupils think…Read More
Following a lively, interactive and illustrated story-telling session, reinforced by a sequencing activity, pupils consider the reasons for Alfred’s success…Read More
In this outstanding lesson, pupils are asked to critique and then improve the BBC children’s website entry for Alfred the…Read More
The outstanding lesson on Alfred addresses the key question as to his greatness. Has it been exaggerated? You might like…Read More
Pupils work in groups to create a series of short dramatic enactments, each of which illustrates a way of keeping…Read More
Pupils design a two-sided paper plate on which they record the arguments used in the debate about the ‘Darkness’ of…Read More
This short activity contains a number of statements about the Anglo-Saxons (RS1) which can be used diagnostically. Some are correct:…Read More
For many of you teaching the Anglo-Saxons will be something you are doing forte very first time. It is easy…Read More