Anglo-Saxons KS2 History teaching resources. Use the links to great sites covering all aspects of Anglo-Saxon life.
10 Astounding Facts Text
Read our list of 10 astounding facts about Anglo-Saxons and see where you can find their influence in your daily life! Are you ready for a little history lesson?
Anglo Saxon Life Lesson Plan
Lesson plan from English Heritage; To make inferences from archaeological evidence, to understand that the Anglo-Saxons lived a long time ago, to learn what we can and can not discover from archaeological evidence, to select distinctive features of Anglo Saxon people. With activity sheet, images and Smart board presentation.
Anglo Saxon Settlement Video
Bede’s World is a reconstructed Anglo-Saxon village in Jarrow, north-east England. Some houses in the village are made from wood, some from wattle and daub and some from all three. The buildings were used for housing as well as workshops.
Anglo Saxons In Britain Interactive
In the AD400s, towards the end of Roman rule, Britain was being attacked by the Picts and Scots from the north, and the Anglo-Saxons from the sea. The Romans had built forts along the coast to fight off the sea-raiders and Hadrian's wall defended the north.
Things were changing, and in about AD410, the last Roman soldiers were ordered to leave.
Anglo-Saxon : Interesting Facts Text
Discover lots of interesting facts about the Anglo Saxons.
This pdf from The British Museum is designed to support a visit to the museum but has general information and a timeline for the Anglo-Saxon period.
Anglo-Saxons In Britain Quiz
The Anglo Saxons conquered the southern part of Great Britain after the Romans had departed. Angles, Saxons and Jutes then settled and their leaders founded their own kingdoms. The Anglo Saxons replaced Celtic culture and society in much of southern and central Britain and the Old English language became the common tongue. After the conquest the Anglo Saxon kingdoms fought with one another for dominance. They were finally united as the country of England when Alfred the Great and his sons defeated the Vikings who had invaded the northern and eastern lands. Then, in 1066, the Normans invaded and William the Conqueror became the new king. Take this test to see what you know about the Anglo Saxon kings, kingdoms and culture in Britain.