Invaders and Settlers: Vikings

Block B - Viking Raiders

Children develop their knowledge of the Viking invasion and settlement in Britain, through a series of practical and informative blocks that have imaginative outcomes such as a Viking Quest board game, a group model of a longhouse, a Viking feast, a Dragon’s Den trade drama, a mythological creature and a Viking celebration event.

This is a fascinating block about the fearsome Viking raiders. Learn about the beliefs and weapons of the Viking warriors, the design of their longships and about famous Viking leaders and explorers. Construct your own Viking shield and longships and consolidate knowledge by creating a Viking Quest game.

This Topic is written for Lower Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: Researching Viking warriors

Learn about Viking warriors: their names, beliefs and weapons. Make your own Viking shield.

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02: What made the Viking longship a good mode of transport?

Learn about the features of the formidable Viking longships ready to design and make your own.

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03: How did the Vikings construct the longships?

Investigate the design of Viking longships and the building methods techniques used by the Vikings. Draw design plans for your own longship.

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04: Can I construct a longship based on my plan and design?

Construct and evaluate your own Viking longship.

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05: Were all the Vikings warriors?

Learn about famous Viking leaders and explorers.

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06: Can I become part of the Viking invasion?

Consolidate your learning about Viking raiders by creating your own Viking invasion board game for other children.