Can you beat our top score?
1.What was the name of the monastery the Vikings attacked?
2.Why did the Vikings invade?
3.What is the name of the God of thunder?
4.What is the name of the ruler of the Gods?
5.Where do Vikings believe they go when they die?
6.What do we call the ships the Vikings sailed in?
7. Which 3 Scandinavian countries did Vikings come from?
8.What does “Viking” mean in Old Norse?
9.What year did the Vikings attack the monastery?
10. What was the area controlled by the Vikings called? (bonus point if you can name the capital city!)
Round 2 - True or False
1.The Vikings used catapults.
2.The Vikings had horns on their helmets.
3.Loki is known as the “trickster god”.
4.Some Viking chiefs were given ship burials.
5.The Vikings believed Valkyries would fly down and take them to Valhalla.
6.Viking stories were called “sagas”.
7.Odin rode a horse with 8 legs.
8.The Vikings traded all over Europe.
9.The Vikings never discovered America.
10.The Vikings drank the blood of their enemies to gain their strength.
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In Year 5 we are currently looking at an animation called 'Lighthouse'.
We are using this short film to help us write newspaper articles about what happened.
"The Vikings built fast ships for raiding and war. These ships were 'dragon-ships' or 'longships'. The Vikings also had slower passenger and cargo ships called knorrs. They built small boats for fishing or short trips.
Viking longships could sail in shallow water. So they could travel up rivers as well as across the sea. In a raid, a ship could be hauled up on a beach. The Vikings could jump out and start fighting, and then make a quick getaway if they were chased.
A Viking ship had one big square sail made of woven wool. In some ships, the mast for the sail could be folded down. When there was not enough wind for the sail, the men rowed with long wooden oars. To steer the ship, one man worked a big steering oar at the back end, or stern. At the curved front end of the ship was a carved wooden figure-head.
A dragon-ship had room for between 40 and 60 men. The men slept and ate on deck. There was some space below deck for stores, but no cabins."
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Year 5 and 6 have been learning about the Anglo-Saxons over the past 6 weeks. As part of this, we made our own Anglo-Saxon shields, helmets and weapons. To end the half term we put our creations to the test in a fearsome battle for the Fosse playground!