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Anglo-Saxons, Picts and Scots

£14.50
SKU H34CS40100
Key Stage 2 Vikings and Anglo-Saxons History Year 3 Year 4

Find out what happened in Britain after the Romans left in the 5th century with this fantastic Anglo-Saxons KS2 History lessons for Year 3 and Year 4. Using the mysterious burial ship at Sutton Hoo as a basis, your class will explore where the Anglo-Saxons came from, how they came to settle in Britain, along with the Picts and Scots of the north, how Christianity became the predominant religion and much, much more.

 
#TheCompleteSeries7lessons

Find out what happened in Britain after the Romans left in the 5th century with this fantastic Anglo-Saxons KS2 History lessons for Year 3 and Year 4. Using the mysterious burial ship at Sutton Hoo as a basis, your class will explore where the Anglo-Saxons came from, how they came to settle in Britain, along with the Picts and Scots of the north, how Christianity became the predominant religion and much, much more.

With lesson plans, slides, activity ideas, differentiated worksheets, games, puzzles, picture cards and many other helpful and engaging resources, these Anglo-Saxons KS2 lessons provide everything you need to teach your class how Britain was settled by Anglo-Saxons, PIcts and Scots.

#Lesson1SuttonHoo

This Sutton Hoo KS2 History lesson will turn your Year 3 or Year 4 children into history detectives as they explore the mystery behind the burial ship at Sutton Hoo. They will start by thinking about what the job of an archaeologist entails before reading the story of the discovery of the Sutton Hoo ship. They can then explore some of the objects found at Sutton Hoo to see what they can find out!

This Sutton Hoo KS2 lesson is completely ready to teach and contains a detailed lesson plan, a slideshow for the teaching input and a variety of printable resources to support your children during their independent learning activities.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Object cards
  • Challenge sheet
#Lesson2WhoweretheAngloSaxons

Who were the Anglo-Saxons? Help your Year 3/4 class find the answer to this question with this ready-to-teach 'Who were the Anglo-Saxons KS2' History lesson.

The lesson starts by placing the Anglo-Saxons on a timeline and challenging children to think about who would have been living in Britain when they arrived. Your class will then find out why the Romans left Britain and how this left the door open for the Angles, Saxons and Jutes to invade from other parts of Europe. They can then think about the challenges these people might have faced and consider the difference between invading and settling.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Question sheets
  • Answer cards
#Lesson3WhowerethePictsandScots

This Picts and Scots KS2 History lesson takes your Year 3 or Year 4 children further up north as they find out who the Picts and Scots were. They will consider why they lived so close to each other yet had such different cultures, and many other facts. They will also consider how accurate the Roman accounts of these people were.

Their independent learning activities provide a variety of engaging activities, including using ebooks to find information, making Pictish standing stones and learning the Ohgam alphabet.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picts ebook
  • Scots ebook
  • Help Sheet
  • Ogham alphabet sheet
  • Picture cards
#Lesson4AngloSaxonLife

This Anglo-Saxon Life KS2 lesson for Year 3 or Year 4 starts by giving children the chance to discuss what they have already found about about Anglo-Saxon life in Britain and who might have been buried at Sutton Hoo.

They will then have the opportunity to ask and answer questions to help them find out about the everyday lives of normal Anglo-Saxons for areas such as food, homes and leisure, using a variety of sources of information to help them find the answers. They will also consider the differences between the lives of the rich and the poor during this era. The alternative activity in this lesson provides them with the chance to play Anglo-Saxon games or recreate some Anglo-Saxon recipes!

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Differentiated information sheets
  • Picture cards
  • Recipe cards
  • Anglo-Saxon game sheet
#Lesson5Beowulf

This Beaowulf KS2 lesson uses the story of Beowulf to help Year 3 or Year 4 children identify aspects of Anglo-Saxon culture and society. They will think about some different pastimes for both rich and poor Anglo-Saxons, and use the story of Beowulf to identify how society was structured.

During their independent learning activities, there is then the chance to retell the story of Beowulf in their own words or try their hands at solving some tricky Anglo-Saxon riddles!

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Differentiated story sheets
  • Riddle cards
#Lesson6AngloSaxonReligion

This Anglo-Saxon Religion KS2 lesson for Year 3 or Year 4 will give your class an overview of the pagan beliefs of the Anglo-Saxons, as well as details about the spread of Christianity throughout Britain due to key figures, such as St Columba, from centres such as Iona and Lindisfarne. They can then use the information to draw conclusions about whoever was buried in the burial ship at Sutton Hoo to get them one step closer to identifying them and solving the mystery!

This lesson comes fully prepared and ready to teach, and includes a detailed lesson plan, an informative and engaging slideshow for the teaching input and a range of printable resources to support your class in their differentiated independent learning activities.

 

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Fact cards
  • Worksheet
  • Differentiated question cards
#Lesson7Whoisit

The final lesson in this series looks at all the evidence that has been gathered so far about Sutton Hoo to draw a conclusion about who was buried there. It explains that lots of historians believe it to be King Raedwald of East Anglia for many different reasons. It also encourages your class to think about the different types of historical sources we have studied, what different information they can tell us and which are most useful and reliable. There is then the opportunity for them to consolidate their understanding of the Anglo-Saxons, Picts and Scots, using what they have learnt to draw conclusions and make inferences.

What's included:

  • Lesson plan
  • Slides
  • Activity ideas
  • Differentiated worksheets
  • Picture Cards
  • End of Unit Quiz
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Curriculum Objectives covered
  • KS2 - Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots
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