As part of our topic ‘Saxons and Vikings- the invaders who became us’, Year Six were fortunate to have a Viking- Erik Erikkson- visit them! Each class participated in a full day’s workshop where we found out many interesting facts about the Vikings. During the morning session, Erik told us how Vikings named their children; how they got married at a young age; how they lived their lives and gave us the opportunity to look at, pick up and even try on Viking artifacts (some of which were actually originals!)
In the afternoon we found out about how their society was ruled- often their punishments were very severe. Each class created a Viking battle chant and looked at the weapons they used during conflict.
Year Six thoroughly enjoyed the visit from Erik- it was great to find out fascinating facts to add to what we had already learnt in class.