In history this term, Year 4 children have been learning all about the Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. Today they had a visit from Olaf – not the snowman from Frozen, but a Viking warrior!
To start the day, we pledged an oath to support Olaf in his Viking battle. We were more than happy to help him!
After that, we learnt lots of interesting facts about the vikings and where they came from.
Olaf brought along lots of artefacts too to show us including: reindeer skin, a cow’s horn and a Viking helmet. We also learnt about the Viking markets and trading, games, food, clothing and armour.
As you can see from our pictures below, we even got to try on some of the armour and clothing on.
In the afternoon, we learnt how to sail a Viking ship.
Then, we prepared for battle like a true Viking warrior. It was all about the battle between Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings. We practiced our ‘javelin’ throwing skills and built a shield wall to protect ourselves.
To end the day we listened to Viking stories by the fire.
What a brilliant day we had! Thank you to Ben from Viking Days for such an enjoyable experience and a big thank you to the PTA for helping fund this fantastic educational day. The children learnt lots about The Anglo Saxons and The Vikings and they enjoyed every second!
Year 4, what was your favourite part of the day and what new things did you learn?