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For the first Social Subjects investigation this year, we decided to investigate the life of the Viking settlers at Jarlshof. 1st year pupils worked in teams of four, each person researching a different part of life in the village.

Groups had plenty of material, with masses of books from the LRC, links to websites and a box of fascinating artefacts from the Education Resource Service to help them.

Pupils were encouraged to think of keywords for searching in indexes and online.

When the groups got back together, they worked on a joint powerpoint presentation, with each person, complete with their own Viking name,  providing information for one of the slides. The staff were delighted that pupils could already identify what made powerpoints interesting or boring!

Mrs Letham and Mrs Macfadyen would like to say a big thank you to 1N4 for being our guinea pigs and helping us to make a great investigation.


Try playing Viking Quest to find out if you’ve got what it takes to be a Viking warrior.
It’s not just jumping into a longship, sailing to a nearby monastery and killing everything in sight. Raids take a lot of planning, you know!

Or have a look at the Viking Voyage for more exploration.

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15 Responses to Vikings!

  1. Rachael says:

    i kinda enjoyed this topic but i really enjoyed it when we looked up on the web what our viking name would be(it would surprise u what some of the people in my class got!!) 😛

  2. Konner says:

    Really enjoyed the viking topic. Quite interesting

  3. Shannon says:

    I really enjoyed this topic 😀

  4. Ross says:

    Im still doin the vikings. its alright but it could be alot better.

  5. lisa says:

    i really enjoyed doing the vikings!

  6. Kieran says:

    Look at Aidan 🙂

  7. gary says:

    It was really cool learning about what they eat and drink. :D:D:D

  8. courtney says:

    I think that doing the vikings was weird but very interesting the way that we got told about it 🙂

  9. gary says:

    It was really good learning about all the viking stuff. It was cool learning what they eatand how they celebrate. :D:D:D

  10. Beth says:

    I think the Vikings topic was realy good. I enjoyed making a power point about like in Jarlsolf.

  11. Paul says:

    I just finnished the viking topic I did the power point we learned our viking names and how they traveled they were coooollll!!!!

  12. Aaron says:

    We got to learn our Viking names and we learned about what they did, It was cool!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. jaac says:

    it was so fun and interesting

  14. Lorissa says:

    I really enjoyed doing this it was very interesting.

  15. kyle says:

    wer are still doing the vikings right now and its really cool and fun finding out aboot them

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