On Wednesday 12th June, Year 5 took part in a Viking workshop at school. The children had the opportunity to come to school dressed as Vikings and experience what life was like 1200 years ago!
With the help of our Visiting Viking, we simulated what it would have been like to row a long ship and to do some top quality trade. We had the opportunity to handle replica Viking weapons, such as, axes, spears and swords. Did you know that swords were a Viking’s most precious weapon costing the equivalent of what it would cost us to buy a Ferrari nowadays - Vikings used to name their swords!
Year 5 explored everyday objects and learnt about what the Vikings used these objects for and why some of them were special.
We finished the day by learning about Viking Gods and Goddesses, the food that the Vikings ate and finally what a typical funeral looked like for a Viking!
The children’s costumes were brilliant so a really big thank you to the adults at home for your help! It really added to the atmosphere of the day!