The Vikings

You have heard tell of other Vikings travelling to England to start a new life. Led by the village headman Grim, some of your companions are more intent on pillaging than settling alongside your new Anglo-Saxon neighbours. When your sister is captured by King Alfred, you’re pulled into the fray. Can peace prevail?


In this Experience, your class will learn about:

  • Life in Viking Denmark: the Assembly, reasons for leaving Scandinavia, longships
  • Raids on monasteries and the invasion of England
  • Viking attacks on Wessex and resistance by Alfred the Great
  • Viking religion and gods (such as Thor), and writing in runes

Resources for each Experience include:

  • For KS1 & KS2: Recap, Discuss & Quiz; Glossary; Reading Comprehension; Grammar & Punctuation; Writing Opportunities
  • For EYFS: Recap, Create & Play; Word Mat; Actions Storyboard; Song lyrics & mp3s (for some Experiences)