Lesson The Lost Palace (What the Goats Saw) - Pupil's English text with fictional account of Yeavering Bell, an Iron Age Hill fort and Anglo-Saxon palace through the ages. Referencing Bede and Beowulf and coupled with teachers activity notes.
In fifth-century Denmark, a murderous monster stalks the night, and only the great prince of the Geats has the strength and courage to defeat him. Beowulf's terrifying quest to destroy Grendel, the foul fiend, a hideous sea-hag and a monstrous fire-dragon is the oldest surviving epic in British literature. Link to resources on this site.
Resource Fantastic unit plan and resources for a 6 week topic on Invaders and Settlers. This was planned for a Year 5 class and includes lessons on the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, sources of evidence (Sutton Hoo), Beowulf and King Arthur.
Resource This is a Publisher document with a futhark runes alphabet on one page, and a message written in runes on the other page. Children have to decode the message and decide where the Anglo-Saxons might have written it.
Lesson Plan This is an excellent 14 week resource for year 3/4. Includes lesson plans, objectives and resources. In this topic the children will learn about who the Saxons were and why they came to England, aspects of their daily life such as village life, clothing, religion, the Saxon Army and famous Saxons.