Welcome to 5/6 S
Our topic this half term is the Vicious Vikings! We have been learning about where the Vikings came from, Viking longships and what they did when they arrived in Britain.
A raid on England
In 793, 'Northmen' (as the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle calls them) attacked the Christian monastery at Lindisfarne in Northumbria, in north-east England. Northumbria was an English kingdom, and its monasteries were famous for books, art and treasures. On a January day, the longships arrived and the Vikings attacked. They burned buildings, stole treasures, murdered monks, and terrified everyone. Some Christian Church leaders said the Vikings were sent by God, to punish people in England for doing wrong.
BBC Primary History- The Vikings