Year 4 Homework – Traders and Raiders
The new projects run for the first half of the summer term, 24th April to 17th May. Homework contributions can be made throughout the half term, please make sure your child brings in something that they have worked on at home.
Below are a list of ideas for each project, try one of these or something else project related.
- Visit your local library and find out about any Saxon or Viking invasions in your local area or county.
- Try making some Anglo-Saxon bread or Viking flatbread (search online for recipes).
- Look at King Alfred’s pledge: ‘I desired to live worthily as long as I lived, and to leave after my life, to the men who should come after me, the memory of me in good works’. Write your own pledge – how would you like to be remembered in the future?
- Look at images of Anglo-Saxon coins. Can you design your own coin? You could draw a picture or use modelling clay or other materials to make your coin look like metal – use your imagination!
- Do some research about Viking names and their meanings, and make up some suitable Viking names for your friends and family. Remember to describe something about the person’s appearance or characteristics. Research
- Find out more about the futhark or runic alphabet used by the Vikings. Write a short message using the runic characters. They wrote on wood, bone and stone. What will you use?
- Imagine you are a Viking skald, or poet. Create a poem to sing the praises of a friend or family member.
- Dress up in a typical Saxon or Viking costume. Are you a farmer, warrior, child or tradesperson? Red and gold were favourite colours but poorer people might not be able to afford to dye their cloth.