Year 5 had a brilliant day today in a rather-soggy York when they visited the Jorvik centre. Upon arrival, we walked to the DIG centre and enjoyed an early lunch before learning all about the Viking battle tactics in a very raucous workshop! Several children held weapons that would have been used, including a sword and two types of axe and the whole class got to practise their 'war cries' and death stares as they advanced and retreated while carrying the fantastic Viking shields.
After all this, we walked to the Jorvik centre and climbed aboard the moving cars to see (and smell) the village life models. Such a brilliant day, despite the continuous rain!