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Box 9a & 9b The Saxons

These two boxes provide pupils with an opportunity to discover what life was like in Britian for Anglo Saxons. Through costumed role play and object handling, pupils can explore key concepts about the Saxons, including the first king od England, Alfred the Great, and the differences he made to society.

Ideal for use with Key Stage 2, year 5

Key learning objectives

  • History: To enable pupils to explore what life was like in Viking Britain by handling replica and real artefacts and by taking part in a class excavation.

  • Speaking and Listening: To encourage pupils to work effectively as a member of a group using speaking and listening skills.
  • Literacy: To explore life in Anglo-Saxon times through secondary sources.

Box contents

  • Costumes include a Saxon warrior with shield (box 9a); male and female Saxon costumes (box 9b)
  • Artefacts include a spindle whorl, brass buckle, needle, beads, brooches, bone comb, pottery fragments, and animal bones.
  • Resources include a time line, labels, rim chart for identifying pottery fragments (box 9a), pictures and accompanying notes.

Hiring a box

Collect on a Monday between 12pm and 5:30pm, and return on a Friday before 5:30pm.
Closed 1pm to 1.30pm.

To discuss your needs or to make a booking contact Alexandra Walker tel 01962 678199.