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During Buried History, the children will investigate:

  • Britain’s settlement by the Anglo Saxons
  • Anglo Saxon invasions, settlements and kingdoms: place names and village life
  • Anglo Saxon Art and Culture
  • Christian conversion

And the children will develop skills in:

  • local and world history
  • connecting between events
  • formulating historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity, difference and significance


English – (knowledge, skills and understanding)

During the drama the children will be actively involved in:

  • Asking relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge
  • Building their vocabulary
  • Articulating and justifying answers, arguments and opinions
  • Expressing their feelings
  • Collaborative conversations
  • Speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring
  • Role play, performance and debate
  • Considering and evaluating different viewpoints



In Buried History, the children will explore:

Spiritual – the beliefs and experience of the Anglo Saxons, including Christianity and Paganism. They will be encouraged to respect faiths, feelings and values, and use their imaginations to experience and reflect on how they feel about themselves, others and the surrounding world.

Moral – consequences, investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views.

Social – moral issues; appreciate diverse viewpoints, participate, volunteer and cooperate.

Cultural – cultural influences, and understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity.

Geography – Key stage 2

Taking part in Buried History will give the pupils the opportunity to:

  • Extend their knowledge and understanding beyond their local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe.
  • Locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key features and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time.
  • Identify types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.

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