Each term I ask my girls if there is anything they would like to learn as a topic. This term they asked about Vikings. There is quite a lot of Viking history in the County we live in so I hit the internet to find a curriculum to base from then we went to the library to borrow some books and we were ready.
The first thing we talked about was the most obvious. The longboats. We talked about the history of them, the size, why they had the shields on the outside and why they burned them. We completed some worksheets about them then made an origami one to finish that part of the topic. We went to Sheringham which had a replica (small), which they set light to in the evening.
We talked about the different foods they would have eaten, then we made some Viking bread from a recipe we found in one of the books we got from the library. It was very salty 😀
Next we talked about weapons and armour. We visited our local museum where they have an extensive array of weapons and videos which was really interesting.
Then we made a shield and some swords out of card.
The display of work we have been doing. This includes a timeline through history, some research on runes, food, longboats, weapons and armour, and where the Vikings attacked the UK.