Vikings plunder Littleham
PUBLISHED: 12:47 03 July 2013 | UPDATED: 12:47 03 July 2013
Littleham was under ‘Danelaw’ for a day when school children learnt about the Vikings.
Pupils at Littleham C of E Primary School looked at the countries they travelled to, their alphabet and even did some writing using runes.
They learnt about Viking gods, family life - particularly what their children did and compared it to what children do now- and used a Viking cook book to make and eat their food .
They also fashioned helmets and shields, made clay horns and learnt that they don’t really go on their helmets but were used to drink out of.
Headteacher Duncan Nelmes said: “We chose the Vikings because it linked well with ‘Oceans and Seas’ and felt it was something that could be brought alive for the children.
“We try and follow the children’s interest in whatever topic we teach and therefore they are really enthusiastic with a lot of them finding out more information at home to share with their peers. The children loved it and can’t wait to dress up again!”
The children are also planning a Viking afternoon where they will use big blocks to make a longboat and then sail into school and then have a Viking feast.