We have finished our learning about the Viking invasion of Anglo-Saxon England by creating our own replica Viking longships.
First, we did some research on what the Viking boats were like. This informed our designs as we made our boats long and narrow (to be able to travel up rivers), with a removable figure head - for warning off bad spirits - and with striped sails as the Vikings would have done.
We then investigated different materials to make our models from, exploring which materials were best for: floatation, durability, waterproofing and malleability.
Finally we made our boats using a range of materials and techniques. We have a whole fleet of boats now ready to go raiding!