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During the Autumn term, Year Six are focusing on a history-based Discover project. Throughout the term, we will explore our big question: What is right?

The Anglo-Saxons and Vikings will form the backbone of our learning and the source of much of our sticky knowledge, but we will also explore our question through other curriculum areas, such as Science and in the life of instrumental scientists like palaeontologist Mary Anning. We will discover how earlier civilisations survived and thrived, and learn about the Anglo-Saxon and Viking struggle for Britain.


As part of our project, we will discover how the Vikings lived, how they travelled – and how they earned their formidable reputation. We will debate whether or not their violent reputation was deserved, how our perception of history can be influenced by the sources we read, and why accounts of an event can differ wildly depending on the perspective of the author.



As part of our learning, we have been conducting our own independent research about the Vikings. We used a range of sources to find information that interested us, then created these beautiful double-page spreads to present our findings!