There is no doubt that the key to understanding the past for children is to, wherever possible, bring it to life! Recently Years 5 and 6 had an amazing day with Eric Ericsson who, along with is wife Guida, brought the Anglo Saxon and Viking eras to Robert Mellors. As a result of this day, the children generated questions for us to find out as our topic unfolds. Here are two of our favourites:

Did the Anglo Saxons celebrate Christmas?

What happened to the people who didn't leave when the Anglo Saxons invaded?

As you can see from the selection of photographs below, we got to see, hear and touch Anglo Saxon and Viking artefacts, which really increased our understanding of the past!






There are many great web sites for children to consolidate and improve their understanding of History. Some of our favourites are linked to the BBC website. Click on the link below to access the past at your fingertips!


BBC History for Children


Please click on the link below to find a variety of history clips for ages 4-11 years.