The Vikings loved board games. A famous one is called Hnefatafl and spread all over Europe wherever the Vikings went. It was the most popular game before chess. Jarl Rögnvald Kali Kolsson, boasts about his skill at Tafl in the Orkneyinga Saga, so it was most probably played here in Orkney during Viking times.
We have invented our own board games using chequerboards and playing pieces.
This week and next week we are trying out some games we have created using some of the skills we have been practising. Today's two games worked really well. The team leaders explained the aims and rules of the game clearly and each game was a huge success. We may even have a PE teacher in the making! Everyone enjoyed being in charge of their time in the PE hall and having a chance to try out their own ideas. Great work Class 5. More next week!
Remember we are going to play Tag Rugby outside starting Tuesday 25th November.