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Year 4 Anglo Saxons Workshop

March 9, 2017 by Ellie Linton

As part of their topic for this half term, ‘Super Saxons’, Year 4 took part in an exciting Portals to the Past workshop. Activities included acting out the ‘Lord’s Hall’, which required the children to observe the etiquette and hierarchy of a Saxon feast, and a game of ‘fox and geese’, which is a Saxon board game.

The children also took part in a weapons and armour display, learning about why the Normans won the Battle of Hastings. The day finished with the burial of a Saxon King, and the children learned how archaeologists pieced together the information they found in the ground.


“I really enjoyed portals to the past today and it was a fun way of learning about history. Thanks to the teachers who helped arrange it.”

“I cannot wait to start our topic on the Anglo Saxons today.”

“I definitely would not have liked to have lived in the Anglo Saxon times!”