To enhance the Year 2 children’s topic of Vikings, teachers planned a Viking battle! However, to make the battle as realistic as possible children needed long ships and weapons! Consequently, the children worked with our creative practitioner to make 2 huge long ships, each of which a whole class of children could board! Much work was undertaken to make the chieftains – the dragonheads at the stem of the ships.
Children were also very engaged in making shields, newspaper boulders, shiny axes and authentic Viking jewellery. On the day of the battle all children came to school dressed as a Viking and a very exciting (and fierce) battle was held in the hall using all the brilliant things which the children had made.
The children produced some high quality writing, generated lots of historical vocabulary and produced some high quality artwork.
When our History Leader, Mrs Cornforth, spoke to the children about what they had learnt they could recall many facts about the Vikings, where they came from and what they did in England. The children had clearly learnt and remembered lots!