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Saxons

Our Learning Journey this Summer is:

Buried Treasure and Saxon Hoards!

Click on the Sutton Hoo Helmet to find out more!

We will be trying to answer the following questions:

  • Who the Saxons?
  • Where did they come from?
  • Why did they come?
  • Who were their leaders?
  • Did the Celts want them to come?
  • What were their beliefs and laws?
  • Who were King Alfred, The Venerable Bede and  Beowulf?

Beowulf

As part of our Saxon Learning Journey, we will be reading the most famous Saxon story: Beowulf!

1. Click here to find out about the origins of the story.

2. Many of the words in the original tale of "Beowulf" are two-word descriptions known as "kennings". Follow the link below to find out about Kennings. Click here to find out about kennings.

Listen to some examples of modern Kennings here.

3. Click here to read an online children's version of the story. At certain points, you are given the option of listening to the story in the original old English!

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