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Year 6 have had a busy term learning all about the Vikings!
We learnt about their first invasion in Britain on the island of Lindisfarne and wrote newspaper reports retelling this event.
We also made leavened and unleavened bread, as they would have eaten throughout the Viking period. We learnt that the wealthier Vikings had leavened bread, using yeast, and those less fortunate ate unleavened bread that they made themselves and cooked on a stone over a fire. Here are some pictures.
We were extremely lucky to welcome a Viking lady to our school who ran a Viking Day workshop for us, in which we learnt all about the day to day life of a Viking. We were able to hold real Viking weapons including axes, knifes, shields and spears. Some of us wore Viking armour and we all felt how heavy it was. It took 4 of us to lift the chainmail! We played a game in which we held real Viking artefacts and had to guess what each was used for which was fascinating!
Following this, we went on to learn about the Norse Gods and Goddesses. We loved hearing all of the stories the Vikings used to tell so we made up our own Gods and Goddesses and wrote short stories about them.