Our book in English this half term is ‘Anglo-Saxon Boy’ by Tony Bradman. We have read the first three chapters and been introduced the main character, Magnus, and his family.


1065: Magnus is the son of Harold Godwinson, lord of the Southern Saxons and ruthlessly ambitious claimant to the throne of England. Overnight, Magnus finds himself cast centre-stage in the blood-soaked family feud that led to one of history’s most famous battles. This is the family tragedy behind 1066: live it with Magnus, as the wolves of history close in on his Anglo-Saxon boyhood.


To help us get into role as Magnus (in preparation for our diary writing) we got to try on a replica Anglo Saxon helmet and chain mail, and have a go of a war horn.


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