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Saxon Britain

What we will be learning:

 

In this topic, the children will continue to: 

  • know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
  • know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the expansion and dissolution of empires;and the achievements and follies of mankind
  • gain and deploy a historically grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, 
  • understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
  • understand the methods of historical enquiry, including how evidence is used rigorously to make historical claims, and discern how and why contrasting arguments and interpretations of the past have been constructed
  • gain historical perspective by placing their growing knowledge into different contexts: understanding the connections between local, regional, national and international history; between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history; and between short- and long-term timescales

 

This study will explore Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots. This will include:

 

  • Roman withdrawal from Britain in c. AD 410 and the fall of the western Roman Empire
  • Scots invasions from Ireland to north Britain (now Scotland)
  • Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements and kingdoms: place names and village life
  • The economic reasons for the invasion and the impact of farming through time
  • Christian conversion – Canterbury, Iona and Lindisfarne

What Was Life Like? | Episode 3: Anglo-Saxons - Meet an Anglo-Saxon Warrior

We follow young English Heritage Members, Tom and Hana Ellingham as they visit Offa's Dyke on the Anglo-Welsh border to interview Osmund - the Anglo-Saxon Warrior

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