Heritage Education – The Anglo Saxons

Key Stage;  2
Delivered at; Priory House, Warwick and at Kingsbury Water Park, nr. Sutton Coldfield (Autumn and Spring Terms only)
Duration; 3 hours, 10.15am to 2.15pm
Main focus; History, English
Workshop Outline
Explore the culture and lives of the Anglo Saxons using archaeological evidence. This workshop covers Anglo Saxon life and work, their craftsmanship and their writing. Find out what the Anglo-Saxons left behind and discover the work of archaeologists. Search for Anglo-Saxon pottery and reconstruct a complete pot. Learn to write your name in Old English runes. Use Anglo-Saxon brooches as inspiration to design your own then dress up as an Anglo-Saxon and have a go at cord-winding.

Key Skills

  • Chronological understanding
  • Questioning
  • Interpretation of evidence
  • Group working
  • Understand the significance of Anglo-Saxon settlement on Britain today

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