Year 4 children arrived at school dressed in some amazing Anglo-Saxon Costumes ready for their time travel back to AD 600. Each class enjoyed a workshop led by our visitor who reminded us where the A-S came from and why they came to England and settled. We looked at and handled tools and weapons they would have used. We were taught how to make an A-S ring and how to make cord by twisting a piece of string in order to make a cordage book mark.
We took part in a drama session where we acted out the story of Beowulf and Grendel, the monster. In our third session, we used A-S letters, called runes, and wrote secret messages to each other and painted our initials in runes onto pebbles.
Finally, we joined together as a Year Group in the hall and had an Anglo-Saxon feast of cheese, bread, carrot, apple and apple juice while listening to A-S music played on the lyre.
An enjoyable way to end the week and our topic on the Anglo-Saxons. A great time was had by all!