Year 4 - Anglo Saxon - History Van

posted 6 Mar 2019, 09:02 by Richard Hanks   [ updated 6 Mar 2019, 09:17 ]
Today we were treat to a visit from The History Van, loaded with objects and ideas to inspire our learning about the Anglo-Saxons. Edith, from Northumbria visited us to explain how a great meeting had happened here in Dore in 829AD between King Eanred and King Ecgbert. We prepared for this by:
  • Preparing ink and parchment
  • Writing in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
  • Illuminating letters
  • Looking after our animals
  • Grinding flour to feed the army
  • Milking cows and sheep
  • Cooking supplies
  • Spinning wool
  • Dressing in appropriate clothes
  • Relaxing with some games
  • Arming ourselves with battle axes
  • Preparing a battle chant
In the end, there was no battle: King Eanred submitted to King Ecgbert who became first king of England!

I was a super day, the children were fantastically excited about the Anglo-Saxon history right here in Dore. A big thank you to Kathryn from the History Van for bringing it to life for us!