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St Paul's C of E Primary School

Heathside Grove

LEARNING to make a difference

Week 7

Week 7 History Task


L.O: To know how to analyse and describe Anglo Saxon artefacts.


Archaeologists and historians have an important role in helping us to understand what life was like in Anglo-Saxon Britain. This, in turn helps us to understand how the Anglo-Saxons shaped the world in which we live today. 

Looking at artefacts and forming conclusions about life in Anglo-Saxon Britain is important because:

  • We can learn from the success and mistakes of the people.
  • We can develop and refine new forms of art and technology by examining how and why things were done in the Anglo-Saxon times.
  • It can help us to develop a sense of perspective and belonging as we understand our place in the chronology of British history.
  • We can examine the relationships and interactions between Anglo-Saxon groups and societies and compare and contrast them with how we live today.

Today we are going to be historians, examining evidence from Anglo-Saxon Britain. I would like you to have a look at each artefact and answer these questions:

  1. What do you think the object is?
  2. Who do you think would have used it?
  3. Where was the object found or came from originally?
  4. What is it made of?
  5. What can it teach us about Anglo-Saxon life?
  6. Any other observations?