Vikings and Anglo-Saxons

Location – Museum & Art Gallery

The session begins with an exploration of the Viking settlement of Britain and the conflicts with the Anglo-Saxons, with particular reference to Derby. Pupils will examine a replica Viking burial, complete a ‘Skeleton Recording Sheet’ and learn how to use objects to find out information about a person’s life and status. Children will write a postcard using Viking runes for their classmates to decipher.


Each pupil will have the opportunity to make their own Hammer of Thor pendant to take away.

From the National curriculum Key stage 2: History

Aims to ensure that all pupils: “Know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day…pupils should be taught about…the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor (including) Viking raids and invasion”.