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 EYFS, Actions Storyboard, Song Sheet and Script
  • For Key Stages 1 & 2, Storyboard, Quiz, Reading Comprehension, Writing Opportunities and Script