Viking and Anglo-Saxon Product Roundup
Vikings and Anglo-Saxons are taught as part of the English KS2 Primary History curriculum. It is a fascinating area of history that kids love to learn about.
Here at PlanBee we have loads of Viking and Anglo-Saxons products that can support your teaching of this engaging topic. All of these resources are available as downloadable PDFs.
Anglo-Saxons, Picts and Scots
Using the mysterious burial ship at Sutton Hoo as a basis, your KS2 class will explore where the Anglo-Saxons came from and how they came to settle in Britain. along with the Picts and Scots of the north. These lessons will cover topics and answer questions such as:
Who were the Anglo-Saxons and where did they come from?
The Anglo-Saxons were not one group of people. They came from many different places.
Who were the Picts and Scots and where did they come from?
Picts and Scots were two groups of people who lived in what is now Scotland.
Click here to view the complete 7 lesson Anglo-Saxons, Picts and Scots History pack!
Vikings vs Anglo-Saxons
These exciting Vikings and Anglo-Saxons KS2 lessons for Year 5 and Year 6 take your class on a fascinating journey back in time as they find out about the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the kingdom of England and how England became a unified country. These lessons will cover topics and answer questions such as:
Who ruled England before the Viking invasion?
The Anglo-Saxons ruled England before the Vikings.
Why was King Alfred dubbed ‘Alfred the Great’?
King Alfred was known as a fair and just ruler. He thought education was important and had texts translated from Latin to English so people could read them.
Click here to view the complete 7 lesson Vikings Vs Anglo-Saxons History pack!
Crime and Punishment
These Crime and Punishment History lessons will take your Year 5 or Year 6 class on a journey through British history. Beginning with the Romans and traveling right through to the present day, they will discover how crime and punishment has changed throughout the ages. These lessons will cover topics and answer questions such as:
What punishments did the Anglo-saxons and Vikings introduce to Britain?
The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings introduced new punishments to Britain. One punishment included making criminals pay the injured party compensation. This was known as weregild.
Click here to view the complete 7 lesson Crime and Punishment History pack!
In this Viking Science pack, your Year 5 or Year 6 class will learn that the Vikings were so much more than just marauding warriors – they used science to make everyday life easier! Your children will learn all about how chemistry, biology, physics, technology and engineering helped shape Viking society. Each of these lessons includes a choice of unusual, exciting and differentiated scientific enquiry activities to help your class become critical, rigorous and curious scientists! These lessons will cover topics and answer questions such as:
How did the Vikings use fermentation?
The Vikings used fermentation to produce beer, mead, bread, yogurt and cheese.
Click here to view the complete 6 lesson Viking Science pack!
Help your class learn more about Viking art and design in this Viking Art KS2 scheme of work for Year 5 and Year 6. Full of fun activities, with a focus on improving drawing and shading techniques, this series of six lessons will not only help your class become more immersed in their Viking topic but also help them improve their art knowledge, understanding and skills. These lessons will cover topics and answer questions such as:
Which animals feature in Viking art?
Lots of animals were used in Viking art, such as, horses, dogs, dragons, snakes and birds.
Click here to view the complete 6 lesson Viking Art pack!
Vikings Topic Bundle
Download this Vikings KS2 Topic Bundle to help you deliver informative, engaging and creative Vikings lessons to your Year 5 or Year 6 class! This pack contains four complete schemes of work across different subjects: History: Vikings vs Anglos-Saxons, Art: Viking Art, Science: Viking Science and Geography: Exploring Scandinavia.
Click here to view the complete 25 lesson KS2 Vikings Cross-curricular Topic Bundle pack!
Inspire your class to create their own version of an Anglo Saxon Shield Design with this free template.
Use this free Design a Viking Shield template to challenge your class to create their own version! An information card about Viking shields is also included.
This free set of downloadable Viking Pictures would make a great display for the classroom!
This free set of downloadable Anglo-Saxon Pictures would make a great display for the classroom!
Take a closer look at what Anglo-Saxon Coins looked like with these free picture cards. Perfect for a display, or even an Anglo Saxon-themed art lesson.
Viking Longboat Template
This free Viking Longboat Template will show your class how to make their very own version of a Viking ship from paper. Complete with instructions, plus a coloured and a black and white version, this Viking Longboat Template is a great, fun accompaniment to any Vikings topic.
This free Viking Timeline KS2 is a great visual aid to help your class understand the chronology of the Viking period. Included is a condensed version on one page, as well as a larger version for display spanning five pages.
Vikings Brain Teasers
FREE to download, these Viking Riddles and Brain Teasers challenge your UKS2 children to use their literacy, maths and memory skills to solve a range of Viking-themed puzzles and problems!
Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms Map
Download these free clear, helpful Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms KS2 Maps to use when teaching about this period of time in British history. The first map shows the seven Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms in 793 AD, whilst the second map shows how these had changed by 886 AD with the arrival of the Vikings.
Viking Writing Frames
These free, downloadable writing frames are a great resource to get your class writing during a Vikings topic.
Viking Gods and Goddess Name Labels
Download these free Viking gods and goddesses group name labels as a fun way to make your class more familiar with the Viking gods and goddesses! Simply fold up the nets and place them on each group's table to give your group names an appropriate theme as you learn about the Vikings together.
Viking Colouring Pages
Download these fun, free Viking colouring pages to keep your class busy during wet play! They are a great accompaniment to your Vikings Topic teaching.
Use these free Viking Jewellery KS2 Picture Cards to help your children as they learn about the daily lives of the Vikings. These picture cards could be used as a classroom display, as a starting point for a discussion, or even as inspiration for some Viking-themed artwork!
Use this free Viking Runes KS2 poster to show your class what the Viking alphabet looked like, and challenge them to write their own messages using Futhark!
Viking Word Searches
Challenge your children to complete these three Viking themed word searches.
Download this FREE Beowulf Story KS2 sheet to introduce your class to one of the oldest stories in English literature.