Heritage Education – The Anglo Saxons

A hands-on day project for Key Stage 2 at Priory House, Warwick.

Explore the culture of the Anglo Saxons using archaeological evidence to piece together how they lived. The day project covers Anglo Saxon life and work, their craftsmanship and their writing.

This project is led by a Heritage Education group leader and includes:

  • Hands-on indoor excavation of replica Anglo Saxon potteryDSCF6614a
  • Anglo Saxon braiding activity
  • Costume, jewellery, language and weapons – direct experience of the richness of Anglo Saxon culture and craftsmanship
  • Hands on activities, including runic writing and Anglo Saxon brooch making
  • A dramatic ending with a storytelling of a traditional Anglo Saxon saga

The day project runs from 10.15am to 2.15pm.

Pupils will be able to practise skills in:

  • Chronological understanding – place the Anglo Saxons in a timeline of British history.
  • Religious, ethnic and cultural diversity – suggest why the Anglo Saxons came to Britain.
  • Cause and consequence – understand the contribution of Anglo Saxon settlement to our lives today.
  • Interpretation – to make inferences from archaeological evidence and select information about life in Anglo Saxon Britain from a range of sources.

Key skills covered:

  • Historic enquiry – comparing/contrasting information, identifying and analysing evidence.
  • Use of resources – the project uses a range of historical sources and evidence

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