Our Autumn term topic is based on invaders and settlers, in particular the Vikings. Children will be learning about why people leave their homeland to invade and settle in another country; demonstrate factual knowledge of some of the reasons for the Viking raids; recognise that some accounts of Viking raids were Anglo-Saxon interpretations; use pictures, written sources and organise historical information reconstructions to find out about aspects of the Viking way of life; recall, select and organise historical information about the Vikings in Britain and use terminology appropriate to the period.
In order to make this topic into living history, we shall be visited by three Vikings who will spend the day encamped within the school grounds. The topic finale will be the building and burning of a Viking long ship, early in November.

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