P4X Dig the Vikings

 Primary 4x have loved learning about the Vikings for the past few weeks. The topic began in a really exciting way with a visit from Archaeology Scotland. We all took part in an archaeological dig in a Viking burial site (all in our very own Small Hall!) We found lots of interesting Viking artefacts and identified them, then made Viking artefacts of our own using clay and the special ‘Rune’ alphabet as used by the Vikings. There were also lots of opportunities for active learning during our Viking Rotations where the children learned to do things like weaving, make Viking weapons, produce Viking jewellery and find out more information by reading, listening and using computers. Pairs worked together to create a lesson about a specific area of Viking life and taught it to the rest of the class. These were very imaginative, informative and enjoyable for everybody!  We hope to round the topic off with a Viking feast to celebrate all of our hard work.