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National Curriculum Subject Area/s: History, Art & Design, potential for cross-curricular work Length of session: 1 hour and 30 minutes Max group size: 32 pupils
Understanding that objects can give us information about how people lived and worked
Understanding more about the different kinds of materials used by craftsmen
Knowledge and understanding of using archaeological evidence to learn about the past
Awareness of similarities and differences between life in Anglo-Saxon Britain and today
Improved speaking and listening skills
In this interactive session pupils will discover more about where the Anglo-Saxons came from and how we can learn about them. They will find out where ancient objects are found - sometimes in the most surprising places!
Activity 1: Evidence from objects Pupils will handle a range of replica objects that would have been found in burials.They will work as detectives to decide what the objects are and what they are made of.They will then look at an image of a burial and decide where the objects might and been placed and if the skeleton is male or female.
Activity 2: Gallery hunt Pupils will search the gallery for original artefacts highlighting aspects of daily life.They will design a disc brooch inspired by brooches in England.
Activity 3: Writing Pupils will try out writing in runes.
‘This session was outstanding! The delivery, activities and resources were first class, I can’t recommend it highly enough!'
Teacher from Dry Sandford Primary School
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Clare Coleman, Sackler Education Officer: Early Years to Key Stage 2 Tel: +44 (0)1865 288077 Email: email@example.com
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