Today, Year 5 were lucky enough to have a Norse visitor who shared his knowledge of the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings who raided, traded and settled in Britain from AD 786.
We thought about the role of archeology and studied artefacts. We looked at them closely and tried to decide what they were made of and how they would have been used.
We looked at runes and used them to make a leather key ring.
We tried on clothes and helmets and held swords.
Vikings often traded in people. Enslaved humans were very important to the Vikings. They were enslaved for life and were worth about as much as a cow.