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Resources to support teachers
English, History, Saxons

Directly addressing the Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots  and the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor sections of the National Curriculum, our incredible resources below have been designed to be used in your lessons for Key Stage 2, whether pupils are in the classroom or at home.

Some resources were created during lockdown and are specifically designed for those pupils learning at home.

Download the Anglo-Saxon Teachers Pack (133 KB, pdf) for helpful information and tips on how these resources can assist in your lesson planning.

If you are planning to visit the Royal Armouries in Leeds check out our Saxon Sagas Workshop. 


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Time Travel Radio – Grendel’s mum

Tina the Time Traveller has ventured to visits Grendel’s mum to hear her side of the story after her son was defeated by the hero, Beowulf. Listen below to see what she has to say about the ordeal!

Download a transcript of “Time Travel Radio- Grendel’s mum” (Word, 25 KB)

Image Bank

All the below images are from our collection and will enhance students visual understanding of the Saxons. Hover over the image to reveal more information, including a link to further information and more images of the object.

You are more than welcome to use the images in your lessons and other non-commercial education. If in doubt, please download our Copyright Policy  (PDF, 93 KB) or contact our licencing team.

Saxon weapons and armour



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Learning packs and resources

Saxon Shield Wall Home Learners Pack (pdf, 2 MB)

Pioneer Helmet Home Learners Pack (pdf, 760 KB)

Anglo-Saxon Teachers Pack (pdf, 133 KB)

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