Complete Resources for teaching
the New 2014/2015 NC unit:
Britain's Settlement by the Anglo-Saxons and Scots
A full, detailed 13 Week Medium Term Plan (19 pages long) You can copy and paste into your school's planning template
Each lesson contains:
* Background information
* A child friendly PowerPoint to read through with the children
* Key questions to ask
* Activity options (where worksheets are suggested they have been provided for you).
* Plenary activity
* Many useful links to relevant websites and videos
The 13 lessons are:
* Why do people move? Invaders and Settlers (Optional lesson - to be used if it is the children's first unit on British Invaders)
* The End of Roman Britain
* The Scots invasion from Ireland
* Anglo-Saxon Invasion
* Beowulf: Britain's Oldest Story
* Medicine in Anglo-Saxon Times
* Anglo-Saxon Laws and Justice
* Sutton Hoo
* Art and Artefacts
* Beliefs and Superstitions
* Anglo-Saxon Warfare
* St. Bede
* Food and Feasting
You can literally pick up and teach this with no prior knowledge needed at all - all the information is presented in a child friendly manner suitable for access at KS2. Most documents are made using MS office and as such they are completely editable to suit the needs of your class.
The 13 PowerPoint Presentations which accompany the lesson plans have been made by me and are not available anywhere else on the net
NB: Other PPs and worksheets which are freely available have also been added as a 'bonus' and purely for your convenience.
About me: I am a very experienced KS2 teacher and history enthusiast. I have a masters degree in archaeology. Unlike other resource creators I know what works and what doesn't from personal experience in the classroom. I believe in a creative history curriculum which offers a range of activities such as artistic projects, creative writing and role play. This is reflected in the wide variety of activity options provided.
An Anglo-Saxon Wordsearch to reinforce key vocabulary.
21 Anglo-Saxon Worksheets to use if desired.
5 Links to Great Anglo-Saxon websites no more time wasted surfing the net as these will lead you to great sites and games which you can use with children for research / plenaries etc.
7 Traditional Anglo-Saxon recipes you can make in school or prepare for the children to try at your own Saxon banquet!
Invaders TOP TRUMPS to print out and laminate A great reward game for children who finish their work early. They will learn about key invaders of Britain including Anglo-Saxons, Romans, Vikings and Normans.