Year 5 2021 - 2022

Mrs Levinsohn

Mrs Sumser

Year 5

Welcome back! 

Our first topic of the year is the ANGLO SAXONS

Our enquiry questions will be: 

  • Where did the Anglo-Saxons come from and where did they settle?
  • How can historians know where Anglo-Saxons settled?
  • Why did the Anglo-Saxons invade Britain?
  • How did the Anglo-Saxons live, trade and distribute resources?
  • Were Saxon times really ‘dark’ ages?

We will be investigating the above questions during the half term, learning about what life was like in the Anglo Saxon times! We have some exciting learning planned including Anglo Saxon baking and cooking. art work and a visit to Tatton Hall for an Anglo Saxon workshop!  

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Five facinating facts about the Anglo Saxons!

1) The Anglo-Saxons are made up of three tribes who came to England from across the North Sea around the middle of the 5th century: the Angles, Saxons and Jutes.

2) The two most famous Anglo-Saxon kings are Alfred the Great and Canute the Great.

3) The Anglo-Saxon period covers about 600 years, and Anglo-Saxon kings ruled England for about 300 years. During this time they formed the basis for the English monarchy and laws.

4) The earliest English kings were Anglo-Saxons, starting with Egbert in the year 802.

5) Some of our modern English words, such as the days of the week, come from the Anglo-Saxon language.


Useful websites to explore at home

Anglo-Saxons - KS2 History - BBC Bitesize

Anglo-Saxons: facts for kids | National Geographic Kids (

The Anglo-Saxons | TheSchoolRun






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