What an exciting start to our half term! This morning we had a visit from a real life Viking! He taught us many things about how Vikings live. We learnt about how they navigate using the sun and a special hand held sundial. We played a game called knucklebones, which helped to decide who would be the chief for each village. He also taught us how Viking towns and villages got their names based on who the chief was and some of the local features of the landscape. There are some well-known examples of these in England such as Ormskirk (kirk is the Norse for church) and Skegness (ness is the Norse for headland).

Later on in the day, we finally got the chance to be Vikings ourselves. We learnt how to row boats ready for a raid and how to create a shield wall ready for battle.