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Anglo Saxons - Warwickshire Heritage Learning

Workshop title

Anglo Saxons

Key stage 2
Delivered at

St John's House Museum, Warwick.

Duration 3 hours, from 10.15am - 2.15pm
Curriculum topics

History, English, Citizenship

Main focus

Invasion, treasure, ownership.

Workshop outline

This story world adventure enlists the children as a team of archaeologists, commissioned to support archaeologist Maude Cleaver secure the 'treasures' of a wonderful Anglo-Saxon burial site. An opportunity to explore the culture of the Anglo-Saxons using archaeological evidence to prove the value of a site where a supermarket 'giant' wishes to build a store.

This practical workshop covers Anglo-Saxon daily life and work, their craftsmanship and their writing, whilst exposing the children to first world issues related to heritage, the value of history, conservation, and development. The historical concept of cause and consequence runs through this workshop.

The children will use the skill of historical enquiry to present their arguments at a mock planning meeting.

Key skills covered

How will this benefit your class?

  • We will inspire curiosity, encourage the creative learner, foster enquiry led learning, create a love and appreciation of heritage, enable critical thinking and support decision making.

How does this support your teaching?

History key skills and understanding

  • Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons
  • about the Anglo Saxon way of life
  • know and understand the history of Britain
  • know and understand how Britain has been influenced by the wider world
  • understanding of historical concepts such as continuity and change
  • understanding of the methods of historical enquiry
  • understanding of how our knowledge of the past comes from a range of sources.

English key skills and understanding

  • participate in discussions presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates
  • discussing word meanings, linking new meanings to those already known.

Citizenship key skills and understanding

  • to talk and write about their opinions, and explain their views, on issues that affect themselves and society
  • to resolve differences by looking at alternatives making decisions and explaining choices
  • to research, discuss and debate topical issues, problems and events
  • why and how rules and laws are made and enforced, why different rules are needed in different situations and how to take part in making and changing rules
  • to think about the lives of people living in other places and times
  • that differences between people arise from a number of factors.
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