The Vikings

Vikings are often portrayed as bloodthirsty raiders, but they were more than that: they were also seafaring explorers and traders with their own cultural traditions.

Viking trade routes extended from Northern Europe all the way down to the city of Constantinople, where they traded slaves and amber for silk and spices. They also brought furs and walrus tusks (ivory) from Greenland to the towns of Europe.

When Vikings weren’t trading, they were telling stories called sagas around the fire. A saga is a long story about the life of a great hero.

The Ancient Stories Written in The Iceland Viking Sagas

Along with their sagas, the Vikings also had their own mythology. The English words for the days Tuesday to Friday come from Norse* mythology. Thursday for example means Thor’s Day. Thor was the Norse god of thunder.

500 years before Christopher Columbus crossed the Atlantic Ocean, Viking explorers had already reached the eastern coast of North America. The most famous of these Viking explorers are Erik the Red and his son Leif Erikson*.

Erik el Rojo

Erik the Red’s story began when he was banished from Iceland for killing his neighbor. He was told to leave Iceland for 3 years. Erik had heard of a mysterious land discovered by another Viking named Gunnbjorn when his ship was blown off course in a storm.

In 982, Erik found the mysterious island and called it Greenland. After three years, he went back to Iceland and convinced other people to follow him to Greenland where they started two colonies. In these colonies, the Vikings built farms and even hunted up around the Arctic Circle. These colonies lasted for around 500 years.

Using Greenland as a base, Erik the Red’s son, Leif Erikson explored even farther to a land he called Vinland, which was on the coast of Canada.

More information on the Vikings:

In classroom, you’ll find a jamboard to work on

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Anglo Saxons by Junior 6

Watch the following presentations created by your partners and comment in the blog.

-Make two positive comments about any of them

-Choose a presentation to make a suggestion (be kind)

Presentation 1

Presentation 2

Check this canva presentation

Presentation 3

Presentation 4

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Time for Research

The Anglo-Saxons: Prepare a presentation on the Anglo-Saxons using the links and videos suggested!

New Edition SAGA Starter - Plastic Anglo-Saxons/Anglo-Danes DEAL!

Include information about the following:
-Who were them? What was their daily life about?
-What were Anglo-Saxon villages like?
-What did the Anglo-Saxons eat and drink?
-What did Anglo-Saxons  believe in?
-Where do the names of the days of the week originate from?
-Who came to Britain after the Anglo-Saxons ?
-Any other information that you consider important will be welcome!!

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The Anglo-Saxons

After reading and learning about The Celts and The Romans, we are going to learn about the Anglo Saxons in Britain.

Art battle vikingos Anglo Saxons espada del siglo XI escudo lanzas ...

Task 1: Read pages 20 and 21 from the booklet

Make a summary in your folder answering the following questions:

-Where did they come from?

-Why did they come to England?

Were they violent? Find evidence for this.

-Why are the Anglo-Saxons important?

Task 2: Watch the following videos: Which new information have you found?

Video 1: Anglo-Saxons

Video 2: Sing along!!

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The Romans also had fun

Check out these posters and leave a comment in the blog.

Is there any important thing missing in your opinion?

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Emperor Hadrian

TASK 1:  Hadrian´s Wall

  1. What do you remember about the topic?
  2. Watch the video and take notes of anything that may be completely new for you.

Check the booklet and work on pages 9-10-11

Task 2: What did the Romans do for us? (Make a list in your folder and remember everything we talked about last class)

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Our mood today

Hello kiddies, I am thrilled that you were in such a good mood today!! Thanks for sharing you worries about those so many exams you are having!!

You’ll do great!! (if you study hard…)

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The Romans in Britain

When the Romans came to Britain they brought their way of life with them. Over time, the people of Britain and the Romans mixed. The Britons began to live the Roman lifestyle and the Romans took on local customs.

The Romans built new towns. These were often protected by walls and in there you could find: houses, shops, meeting spaces, workshops, temples and bathhouses.

They also built grand country houses called ‘villas‘. These had many rooms, some with beautifully painted walls, mosaic floors and even central heating.

Landing of the Romans on the Coast of Kent
Landing of the Romans on the Coast of Kent

Task 1: Origins of the Roman Empire.

Watch the video and takes notes of all the information you can get. Find 3 differences between the Romans and the Celts

Task 2: Life in Roman Britain. Watch the following videos and answer the questions below.

Questions that will guide our research

I. What was Britain like before the Romans? (How did the Celts live?)
II. Who were the Romans and who founded Rome?
III. When did the Romans invade Britain?
IV. Why did the Romans invade Britain?
V. How long did the Romans stay in Britain and why did they leave?
VI. Why was the Roman Empire important?
VII.Why did Hadrian build his wall?
VIII.Who was in the Roman army?
IX. How did Roman Britain defend itself?
X. How did Romans entertain themselves?

TASK 3: Let’s interact with the Romano-British

How was Life in Roman-Britain?

TASK 4 Watch the following video and work on 4 more questions

XI. How did the Romans improve people’s lives?
XII.What was life like for a Roman family?
XIII.What did the Romans believe in?
XIV.What did the Romans do for us?

This webpage will help us a lot

The Romans called London

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The Celts

Today we are going to work on the first people on the British Isles. Take a look and complete the worksheet.

After completing the worksheet, answer the following questions:

-What called your attention?
-Any similarities with the world today?

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The British Isles

HE1206847 - Simple Map of the UK | Hope Education

The United Kingdom, also called the U.K., consists of a group of islands off the northwest coast of Europe. It is a unique country made up of four nations: England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. England, Wales, and Scotland also make up Great Britain.

Exercise 1: Complete the map with the names of the countries

Much of the north and west of the U.K. is covered in high ground, knife-edged mountain ridges separated by deep valleys. This terrain was shaped in the last Ice Age, when thick glaciers covered the land.

In the south of England, the countryside is mostly rolling hills.

Exercise 2: Colour the different countries and use brown for the mountains

In northwest England and the Scottish Highlands are dozens of lakes, called lochs. These were left behind when the Ice Age glaciers melted. They tend to be long and narrow, and some are very deep. Legends say that a giant monster called Nessie lives in Loch Ness in Scotland.

Exercise 3: Find the capitals of each country and write them on your map


The first Britons (people who live in the United Kingdom) were the Picts, who arrived about 10,000 years ago. In the eighth century B.C., the Celts arrived from Europe and pushed the Picts north into Scotland. In A.D. 43, the Romans invaded and ruled for nearly 400 years. They built roads, bathhouses, sewers, and large villas.

Exercise 4: Below the map, name the first 3 groups of people in the British Isles

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