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Year 5

Anglo Saxons

How do we know? What does historical evidence reveal about Anglo Saxon life? We look forward to learning about the Anglo Saxon invasion and life in those times through the exploration of a range of primary and secondary sources, particularly as we search for clues while looking at some real Anglo Saxon artefacts. We will also look closely at how this period fits on the historical timeline and compare it to other historical periods that we have studied. We will also be holding an Anglo Saxon day in school this term, which will enhance and bring our topic alive! Our class book, Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo, will keep us entertained with tales of Anglo Saxon and Viking feuds. As many Anglo Saxons converted to Christianity when they arrived in Britain, we will link this topic with our RE, where we will look at spiritual expression and describe the impact of religious music on those who sing and play it.