Viking Raiders Day

An action-packed curriculum linked programme aimed at Years 3-6.

This day is split into 4-5 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.

Shelter Building

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.

Navigation

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.

Weapons

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.

Raiding the Monastery

The Vikings found Monasteries were easy targets on the North East of England where they first
landed and they soon found that they contained treasures which they could easily steal and then
trade. The children will have a go at climbing the Jacob’s Ladder simulating the monastery walls to
reach the treasure.

This day can be delivered during the school day (10am – 2.30pm) with 4 activities or extended
9.30am – 4pm to do all 5 activities.

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