Invaders and Settlers: Vikings

Block C - Viking Way of Life

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.

Research Viking farm settlements. Make and label a carefully researched model of a longhouse, weave simple cloth, make a leather pouch and then host a Viking meal for parents and carers.

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: The Vikings settled

Take part in a Viking family role-play and learn about how the Vikings worked together and made decisions.

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02: The Viking home

Research Viking longhouses; write a Viking estate agent description; design and make a group longhouse model.

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03: On the Viking farm

Study Viking farming and typical Viking food; taste Viking food and design a nutritional meal using Viking-style produce.

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04: A job for everyone!

Explore Viking jobs and record everyday events with photography and a diary.

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05: Fashion week - Viking style!

Investigate the clothes worn by the Vikings and then design and make a pouch of leather, hessian or flax.

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06: Welcome to our Viking home!

Consolidate your learning about everyday life by planning a meal for visitors, dressing up and playing Viking games.