Viking Raiders Day

An exciting curriculum linked programme aimed at Years 3-6.

This day is split into 3-4 sessions and working in groups of up to 10, the children travel through our
woodland to take part in activities that can be linked back to the curriculum topic of the Vikings.  Choose from:

Shelter Building

The Vikings settled and built houses made of materials they found locally.  Typically a long rectangular house with upright timbers carrying a pitched thatched roof and walls made of woven sticks covers in mud.  On this session the children will consider a suitable location for their settlement. Using natural materials have a go at putting up a basic frame work with a tarp cover over and have a go at building a short section of woven and mud daubed wall. They will also need to consider defence from rival clans.

Bread Making

The Vikings were farmers of animals and crops. On this session the children will consider how the
Vikings cultivated the land to grow crops including grain to make bread. We will have a go at making
Viking bread on the fire.


The Vikings were expert voyagers. Using maps to find the picture controls the children will learn on
the way about how the Vikings travelled across the seas and how they believed in Gods and Myths
to keep them safe on their journeys into the unknown.


The Vikings were feared as they raided new lands with violence and disregard for other cultures. We
will look at the weapons the Vikings had and have a go at making spears to throw at targets.



This day can be delivered during the school day (10am – 2.30pm) with 3 activities or extended
9.30am – 4pm to do all 4 activities.

Staff at the centre worked exceptionally hard to ensure all objectives were met and linked to our Viking theme.

- Sacred Heart Primary School