Invasion and Union!

Wow, what a wonderful start to Year 4 we have had! Our first topic is Invasion and Union and we were lucky enough to have a visit from a real-life Viking!! Olf arrived to tell us all about the Vikings and we were ready with our outfits and shields.

During the jam-packed day we learnt about the travels of the Vikings, about some of their greatest warriors and witnessed a Viking burial (poor Miss McCusker was the slave sacrificed to accompany the Queen!).

We also learnt lots about the different types of weapons the Vikings used and got to feel various animal skins to really understand what life was like during these times.

In the afternoon, we spent time learning about different weapons, dressed up in chainmail and helmets and ended up in a fierce shield battle!