Invaders and Settlers: Anglo-Saxons

Block C - Invasions

Invaders and Settlers: Anglo-Saxons is a rigorously researched, creative and interactive topic spread across six blocks. It will develop children’s knowledge of the Anglo-Saxons and help them understand how this important group fits into the chronology of Britain.

Learn about the Anglo-Saxon invasions; the routes, the kingdoms, the ancient roads, their warriors and the historical sources that we use. Play an invasion game, paint pictures, make a shield and embroider your own Bayeux Tapestry.

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: Where the Anglo-Saxons came from

Learn about tribal attacks and the way the Anglo-Saxons spread across the country by playing a dramatic invasion game.

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02: What were they looking for?

Develop empathy for the Anglo-Saxons as they look to settle down; paint scenes of their villages and plan the important tasks that must be done.

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03: Anglo-Saxon warriors

Learn about Anglo-Saxon warriors, their appearance and weaponry; design and make an Anglo-Saxon shield.

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04: Maps of Britain

Through map work, learn about the kingdoms and ancient roads of the Anglo-Saxons.

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05: Vikings

Learn more about the rule of the Anglo-Saxons, the information we gain from sources such as the Bayeux Tapestry and create your own embroidery.