What have the Anglo-Saxons ever done for us? Some KS2 answers

If you asked Michael Wood what the Anglo-Saxons ever did for us he would give a very full and erudite answer, some of which would be beyond KS2 pupils. But in his answer he would include 8 ideas that they might be able to grasp. But what are they ? Here they come:

  1. They welcomed Christianity 
  2. They gave us the idea of the English nation
  3. They bequeathed us spellbinding poetry
  4. They gave us the greatest of all Britons
  5. They fashioned our legal system
  6. They preached in the language of the people
  7. They wrote brilliant histories
  8. They shaped the England we know today
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