Colley Lane Primary Academy, Colley Lane, Halesowen, B63 2TN
Part of Windsor Academy Trust

Year 4’s Anglo-Saxons and Vikings Theme Day

9th May 2023 – Tags: Activities

On Wednesday 3rd May, Year 4 had an exciting and interactive day of learning led by Primary History Workshops. Everything centred around Anglo-Saxons and Vikings and children were hooked in from the very first session when Adam (our workshop teacher) was dressed in character telling children stories from the Anglo-Saxon era. It was quite simply brilliant! 

Throughout the day children experienced the following:

  • Artefact carousel - this involved exploring and trying on different items.
  • Archaeology search - using equipment to replicate discovering items underground and establishing whether they were from the Anglo-Saxon/Vikings time period or not.
  • Stories about Beowulf & Grendel, the attack on Lindisfarne and the fall of the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.
  • Learning how to codecrack and translate a piece of Anglo-Saxon text into modern day English. 
  • We learned to play the game Merrells which was unbelievably fun and addictive. 
  • Archery skills and target shooting, including a moving target (when Adam dressed in armour moved across the hall towards us.)
  • Shield games - team building activities using shields. 

Our children were fantastic and inquisitive throughout the whole day and were a real credit to Colley Lane Primary Academy.