Our Anglo Saxons in a Day was developed in response to teachers’ requests and it’s become a real classic.  From Saxon boats to village life, and of course the Kings of Anglo Saxon times, this day is loads of fun!

As with all of our History in a Days, this day encourage children to become more curious about the history of the UK and the wider world. Our sessions are planned to encourage questioning and discussion and our practitioners are experts at making ancient history exciting and inspirational.  The day allows children to develop chronological knowledge, as well as contextual understanding of how people lived and the impact of historical periods on how we live today so it’s the perfect way to complement your curriculum.

You can now choose from 2 exciting options, based on the number of pupils in your cohort and what you’d like to achieve:


For one class of pupils.

Based on the always popular Play in a Day format, a Learn and Present day is a fun and engaging day that really motivates your pupils. They’ll spend a full day with one of our practitioners, doing drama activities, playing games, singing songs, and having loads of fun. Across the day they’ll explore the history of Anglo Saxons times, thinking about what life was like for people in this time, the royal chronology and the importance of community.

At the end of the day the class present their learning as a performance with music, costumes and props to an invited audience of parents and the rest of the school.  It’s a really fun performance which gives children the chance to share their learning.  This final performance is a real motivator, and helps to make the experience memorable and meaningful for pupils.


For up to 4 classes of pupils.  Pix and Mix your topics.

The Explore format is perfect for larger schools as it gives you up to 4 workshops in one school day.  Each class works on the Anglo Saxons topic: learning historical information, facts, figures and about the Kings of the time.  They also spend time thinking about how life for the Anglo Saxons was different from our lives today. This is all delivered through drama games and activities which make the learning fun and accessible to all.

You can also build an EXPLORE day with 4 different topics based on the needs of each class.

EXPLORE can also be 2 workshops in a day – morning/afternoon – for deeper learning.


Key learning in the Anglo Saxons in a Day. Children will learn:

  • How the Anglo Saxons came to England.
  • The way people lived – different roles for different members of the community.
  • The importance of the community in Anglo Saxons times.
  • The hierarchy and command order in Anglo Saxon times – Thanes, Ceorls & Slaves.
  • The Kings of the Anglo Saxon age – their names, chronology and important character traits.
  • The wars between tribes and with the Vikings.
  • What happened after Anglo Saxon times

“A fabulous day which the children thoroughly enjoyed and where they gained a huge amount of knowledge. We have booked to cover all topics this year as a topics in a day definitely improve achievement and attainment as it is an experience each child will remember.” Mrs Elliott, Clarendon Road Primary, Salford.

Are you exploring Anglo-Saxons this year? Would you like to infuse some creativity into your curriculum? We’d love to visit you, so give us a call today: 0151 443 0333.