Viking Sagas- BBC Schools Radio
Audio

This collection of Viking Sagas ( 10 episodes) is told by Loki, shape-changer, mischief-maker...and expert story-teller.

First Loki relates how Odin creates the world - making Jotunheim for the giants, Midgard for humans and Asgard for the gods themselves, finally connecting Asgard to Midgard with a rainbow bridge.
Year4 : Myths and Viking gods. (Norse Myths)-TES
PowerPoint The first week of a 3 week unit of a Year 4 literacy unit based on Might Thor. Weekly plan and differentiated resources for each lesson.  
Vikings and Anglo-Saxons literacy
Viking Sagas BBC Schools Radio; 8 Anglo-Saxon videos from the BBC; Norse Myths; Beowulf; How to Train your Dragon.
AngloSaxons Chronology & English - The Lost Palace-TES
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.
Vikings Sagas- songs-TES
Website New video resources for interactive whiteboard use including a broad range of songs and music activities based around popular stories from Viking mythology (thus making it an ideal means to combine Music with a popular Key Stage 2 HIstory topic). There are seven songs to learn, each linking to a popular Viking story.
Viking Sagas
Website Video animations from the BBC of some of the best-known Viking Sagas, told in a light-hearted but faithful style. Download the Teacher's Notes, then go to the website for the animations.
Beowulf
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.
Invaders and Settlers - Anglo-Saxons and VikingTES
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.
History time lines-TES
Resource A new timeline to support the new History Curriculum. There is a colour coded time line for each of the 6 continents. Each stage of the timeline has a relevant colour image. Hang up the timeline in your classroom. It enables your children to understand what was happening at similar periods in other parts of the world and compare technical advancements i.e. Stonehenge and the Pyramids!
What we know about King Alfred and his life
Video King Alfred and his early education. The text is used to lead a discussion about learning in Anglo Saxon times and the opportunities for wealthy boys and girls. The challenges facing Alfred were both intellectual and physical and so his education needed to comprise strong elements of both.  
BBC Learning Zone
Video Why the Anglo Saxons came to Britain An Anglo Saxon explains why his people came to Britain to settle on the coast. Anglo-Saxon settlement

Duration: 03:26 :A reconstruction of an Anglo-Saxon village.

Anglo-Saxon village

Duration: 02:59

A discussion about Anglo-Saxon village life.

King Cnut Powerpoint-TES
Resource TES: The children made notes from this presentation and then used their notes to ask questions of the other children, who pretended to be Cnut. It has also led into some Science about materials with the children designing and carrying out an investigation for finding out which material is most effective to dam a stream of water.
Anglo-Saxon and Vikings - display pack
Purchase and download our 'Anglo-Saxon and Vikings - display pack'. Click here.
Anglo-Saxons Days of the Week
Resource TES: This PPT takes the children through the days of the week and how they link us to the Anglo-Saxons, i.e. all but one being named after gods and goddesses of Norse Mythology.
Viking Quest
Resource Play the game of 'Viking Quest', which takes you back to AD 793. Can you build a ship, cross the seas, loot a monastery and return home to claim your prize? Your chief has set the challenge, it's up to you to respond.
Anglo-Saxons- BBC Teacher resources
Website Excellent collection of teacher resources from the BBC including videos.
Anglo-Saxons
Resource TES: A pack of resources for a unit of work introducing source material, focusing on the Venerable Bede's account of the conversion of the English to Christianity by Augustine.
Vikings-TES
Resource Children used the clue pictures to help them come up with possible reasons as to why the Vikings invaded.
Vikings-Newspaper report
Resource TES:  poster with clear instructions as to the writing of a newspaper report ( Viking times ) An example of a report and illustration created in Publisher.
Viking maths
Cross curricular maths Resources on this site.
History Curriculum
Resource Excellent resources with links from the TES for all areas of history in the new curriculum.
Vikings- BBC Learning Zone
Video BBC Learning Zone videos for the Vikings
Vikings- Invaders and settlers
Video BBC Learning Zone video.Neil Oliver visits three of the most important places associated with the Viking invasion and settlement of Anglo Saxon England. He starts at Lindisfarne, where the Vikings launched their first raid in 793.
Vikings -TES
Website Vikings resources from the TES
Viking Travel
Lesson What state might the remains of this Viking longboat have been in when the archaeologists discovered them? Why do you think this Viking longboat was built?How do you think it was built?
Viking Traders
Lesson From The Historical Association.
Viking Settlement
Lesson How can we find out where the Vikings settled? What can place names tell us about Viking settlement?
Vikings: Egils Saga
Lesson Vikings: Egils Saga. Key questions in this lesson were: What did the Vikings value? What can we discover from sagas and poetry?
Viking migration
Lesson Why the Vikings left home and settled abroad from The Historical Association
Vikings and Anglo-Saxons- BBC
Website BBC Vikings and Anglos-Saxons site.
Lessons- Keystage History
Lesson A rich array of teaching resources on the Anglo-Saxons & Vikings  from Keystage History
Viking Sagas- BBC Schools Radio
Audio

This collection of Viking Sagas ( 10 episodes) is told by Loki, shape-changer, mischief-maker...and expert story-teller.

First Loki relates how Odin creates the world - making Jotunheim for the giants, Midgard for humans and Asgard for the gods themselves, finally connecting Asgard to Midgard with a rainbow bridge.
Year4 : Myths and Viking gods. (Norse Myths)-TES
PowerPoint The first week of a 3 week unit of a Year 4 literacy unit based on Might Thor. Weekly plan and differentiated resources for each lesson.  
Vikings and Anglo-Saxons literacy
Viking Sagas BBC Schools Radio; 8 Anglo-Saxon videos from the BBC; Norse Myths; Beowulf; How to Train your Dragon.
AngloSaxons Chronology & English - The Lost Palace-TES
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.
Vikings Sagas- songs-TES
Website New video resources for interactive whiteboard use including a broad range of songs and music activities based around popular stories from Viking mythology (thus making it an ideal means to combine Music with a popular Key Stage 2 HIstory topic). There are seven songs to learn, each linking to a popular Viking story.
Viking Sagas
Website Video animations from the BBC of some of the best-known Viking Sagas, told in a light-hearted but faithful style. Download the Teacher's Notes, then go to the website for the animations.
Beowulf
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.
Invaders and Settlers - Anglo-Saxons and VikingTES
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.
History time lines-TES
Resource A new timeline to support the new History Curriculum. There is a colour coded time line for each of the 6 continents. Each stage of the timeline has a relevant colour image. Hang up the timeline in your classroom. It enables your children to understand what was happening at similar periods in other parts of the world and compare technical advancements i.e. Stonehenge and the Pyramids!
What we know about King Alfred and his life
Video King Alfred and his early education. The text is used to lead a discussion about learning in Anglo Saxon times and the opportunities for wealthy boys and girls. The challenges facing Alfred were both intellectual and physical and so his education needed to comprise strong elements of both.  
BBC Learning Zone
Video Why the Anglo Saxons came to Britain An Anglo Saxon explains why his people came to Britain to settle on the coast. Anglo-Saxon settlement

Duration: 03:26 :A reconstruction of an Anglo-Saxon village.

Anglo-Saxon village

Duration: 02:59

A discussion about Anglo-Saxon village life.

King Cnut Powerpoint-TES
Resource TES: The children made notes from this presentation and then used their notes to ask questions of the other children, who pretended to be Cnut. It has also led into some Science about materials with the children designing and carrying out an investigation for finding out which material is most effective to dam a stream of water.
Anglo-Saxon and Vikings - display pack
Purchase and download our 'Anglo-Saxon and Vikings - display pack'. Click here.
Anglo-Saxons Days of the Week
Resource TES: This PPT takes the children through the days of the week and how they link us to the Anglo-Saxons, i.e. all but one being named after gods and goddesses of Norse Mythology.
Viking Quest
Resource Play the game of 'Viking Quest', which takes you back to AD 793. Can you build a ship, cross the seas, loot a monastery and return home to claim your prize? Your chief has set the challenge, it's up to you to respond.
Anglo-Saxons- BBC Teacher resources
Website Excellent collection of teacher resources from the BBC including videos.
Anglo-Saxons
Resource TES: A pack of resources for a unit of work introducing source material, focusing on the Venerable Bede's account of the conversion of the English to Christianity by Augustine.
Vikings-TES
Resource Children used the clue pictures to help them come up with possible reasons as to why the Vikings invaded.
Vikings-Newspaper report
Resource TES:  poster with clear instructions as to the writing of a newspaper report ( Viking times ) An example of a report and illustration created in Publisher.
Viking maths
Cross curricular maths Resources on this site.
History Curriculum
Resource Excellent resources with links from the TES for all areas of history in the new curriculum.
Vikings- BBC Learning Zone
Video BBC Learning Zone videos for the Vikings
Vikings- Invaders and settlers
Video BBC Learning Zone video.Neil Oliver visits three of the most important places associated with the Viking invasion and settlement of Anglo Saxon England. He starts at Lindisfarne, where the Vikings launched their first raid in 793.
Vikings -TES
Website Vikings resources from the TES
Viking Travel
Lesson What state might the remains of this Viking longboat have been in when the archaeologists discovered them? Why do you think this Viking longboat was built?How do you think it was built?
Viking Traders
Lesson From The Historical Association.
Viking Settlement
Lesson How can we find out where the Vikings settled? What can place names tell us about Viking settlement?
Vikings: Egils Saga
Lesson Vikings: Egils Saga. Key questions in this lesson were: What did the Vikings value? What can we discover from sagas and poetry?
Viking migration
Lesson Why the Vikings left home and settled abroad from The Historical Association
Vikings and Anglo-Saxons- BBC
Website BBC Vikings and Anglos-Saxons site.
Lessons- Keystage History
Lesson A rich array of teaching resources on the Anglo-Saxons & Vikings  from Keystage History