The Vikings are here!
A study of the Vikings offers much in the way of rich material to springboard into drama. The very word ‘Viking’ conjures up an image of an adventurer, a traveller, a powerful warrior. KS2 students will relish the opportunity to breathe life into the imagined characters of this period of time, and in doing so they will be able to look behind the clichés, and see the impact that these conquerors had on the shape of British history.
This scheme of work consists of themed games and exercises that can be used as part of a Viking history study. Speaking and listening skills will be developed, and group discussions and interactions are woven into the scheme. It broadly meets all of the KS2 National Curriculum Drama Objectives, and there are elements of writing skills development both within the scheme, and within the suggested extension activities.
Number of lessons: 4