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Our history topics include:

  • Romans
  • Anglo-Saxons
  • Vikings


We learned about the events of the Roman period and ordered them. We also learned about key people such as Emperor Julius Caesar. Children are encouraged to complete tasks at home linked to our topic, Elsie made a real Roman wreath and delicious honey cake!

In our Anglo-Saxons topic we learned about the invasion by the Angles, Saxons and Jutes and labelled kingdoms that England was split into. 

Our class wiki about Anglo-Saxons.

Who were the Anglo-Saxons?

The Anglo-Saxons were 3 groups together, the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes. They originated in Denmark.

By Eden and Eli.

In the second half of fifth century lots more Anglo Saxons took over the land themselves, they came from Denmark.

By Georgia

Who ruled the Anglo-Saxons?

Egbert was the first Anglo Saxon king to rule England. At the end Edward the Confessor died and Harold Earl of Wessex was crowned King of England.

By Annie-May 

What was found at Sutton Hoo?

Edith Pretty owned the land at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk and she hired a local archaeologist called Basil Brown. He was an English archaeologist and astronomer and he was self-taught. He excavated a 6th century Anglo Saxon ship burial at Sutton Hoo in 1939 which has come to be called one of the most important discoveries of all time.

By Bobbie-Ann and Ella

How did the Anglo-Saxons make things?

Anglo Saxons used weaving for their clothes, sails for their ships, decorations for their houses, blankets, bags and more. It was a long process that started with sheering a sheep for the wool. The wool was then washed and combed then spun into long strands.

By Elsie

What Anglo-Saxon stories are there?

We have been reading Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo. Beowulf originated in 700-750 AD.

By Eden and Eli

Beowulf is an old English heroic hero.

By Brodie-Lee and Jack

In the Beowulf story the main characters are Beowulf and Grendel. Beowulf is 3182 lines long.

By Logan and Taylor