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What's That About? The Anglo-Saxons

Our topic for this term is the Anglo Saxons. We will be learning all about the Anglo Saxons, exploring who they were, what they did and what they achieved. As a class, we have generated a list of questions that we would like to investigate over the course of the term. We will also be having an Anglo Saxon sewing morning on Wednesday 29th January, where we will utilise our sewing skills to create our very own Anglo Saxon brooches and badges! We hope to see some of you there!


The last Roman soldiers left Britain in 410. New people came in ships across the North Sea – the Anglo-Saxons. The Anglo-Saxon age in Britain was from around AD410 to 1066.

They were a mix of tribes from Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands. The three biggest were the Angles, the Saxons and the Jutes. The land they settled in was 'Angle-land', or England.

If we use the modern names for the countries they came from, the Saxons were German-Dutch, the Angles were southern Danish, and the Jutes were northern Danish.