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The children in Year 5 will be taught about:

  • the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor
This could include:
  • Viking raids and invasion
  • resistance by Alfred the Great and Athelstan, first king of England
  • further Viking invasions and Danegeld
  • Anglo-Saxon laws and justice
  • Edward the Confessor and his death in 1066
  • a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history – one study chosen from: early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900; Mayan civilization c. AD 900; Benin (West Africa) c. AD 900-1300.
  • Class choice linked to learning journey theme.