Following our fantastic trip, Year 5 have started learning about the Anglo-Saxons in History. We started by looking at why the Anglo-Saxons invaded Britain and where they came from. We learnt that when they invaded Britain, they split it into seven different kingdoms – one of them was Northumbria!
We then explored the myth of Hengest and Horsa. The children took on the roles of these formidable warriors and they got the write their own battle speeches ready to invade Britain. The children got to perform their speeches and we must say they were very persuasive.
We finished the week by exploring Anglo-Saxon villages, investigating what their houses were made from and the different features of the villages.