This week we have been hard at work researching, making and presenting what we have learned about our Viking group topics. The whole week has transformed our classroom into a busy workshop. The Gods, Myths and Legends group have found out about the Viking Gods and will soon be ready to tell us a myth about The Theft of Thor's Hammer.
The jewellery and weapons group was came together to create a Viking 'hoard' of treasure which may have been buried in a hurry and then lost or forgotten about....
The longhouse group made a model Viking longhouse complete with turf roof and stone foundations. Inside, the house has a stone hearth and cooking pot with clay bowls and baskets, benches wth woven fabric and animal skins. In the corner you can see a loom for weaving fabric.
The Longship group made a scale model of a 20m Viking ship for 40 oarsmen.
They found out about the design and construction of the ship and the sail and how seaworthy the ships were.
The group finding out about Viking clothes became master weavers on the peg loom this week and taught others how to create a woven fabric using yarn. Their work came together with the presentation of the complete outfit for a Viking man and a Viking woman.
The Food group made Viking bread which we all had a taste of, and explained how the Vikings cooked over an open fire and the vessels and utensils they used to cook and eat with.
They had a wide and varied diet!
Here is their video which they used to explain how they made the bread which contained honey - yum!
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Well done Class 5!