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Sherford Vale School and Nursery

Sherford ValeSchool and Nursery

Sherford ValeSchool and Nursery

15/02/2022 - Year 4 Viking Day

Year 4 Viking Day!

Year 4 thoroughly immersed themselves in the history of the Vikings, and they were led on this journey by their very own Viking guide, Ulf!

The children have learned about how Vikings lived, including using each and every part of the animals they hunted, creating arrow heads from bone and crafting beaded jewellery.

They explored Viking weaponry, which involved taking part in shield walls, testing chainmail, trying on Viking headwear and handling swords, axes and spears (safely of course!)

They have learned about the importance of the Viking longboat and how it made crossing the North Sea from Scandinavia much easier than bobbing about in little boats!

They also had the opportunity to bury a Viking warrior after poor Noah the Bloodaxe was slain on the battlefield!

Badger Class then ended the day with a play about the God of War, Thor and the trick he, Freya and Odin played on the frost giants in order to get his mighty hammer back!

"I just wanted to send this message to say a huge wow! My son has really enjoyed his Viking day, he was so excited to get dressed up and come to school this morning. He enjoyed watching horrible histories Viking compilation to get in  the mood. He couldn't wait to tell me everything he had learnt. Including my hasty removal of the horns from his hat so that it would be historically correct! Thank you for inspiring him and so glad that the whole day was an amazing success." - Year 4 parent.