The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England
This unit encourages children to investigate and understand the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor.
Your pupils will learn all about…
- Viking culture
- The shift from raiding to conquering and settling
- The struggle for England, including the role of Alfred’s children, Aethelflaed and Edward
- The link between the Saxon and Viking conflict and the Norman Conquest
It includes engaging worksheets and activities investigating…
- The chronology of the Anglo-Saxon and Viking periods
- The direct links between the Vikings and the wider world
- Maps to identify the land conquered by the Vikings at the time Alfred came to the throne
- Which of Alfred’s actions were the most significant in maintaining an independent Wessex and why he should be known as ‘The Great’
The children’s new knowledge will help them to…
- Sequence the history of this period
- Make links between national and world history
- Combine sources to reach a conclusion
- Identify key events in this historical timeframe
- Use evidence to form conclusions
Purchase today to access the planning leaflet, video links, suggested activities and worksheets, all of which align with KS2 National Curriculum History requirements.
The 'Key' is also available to purchase as a digital download.
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