Exploring the world of Vikings at Tatton Park
On Tuesday 14th May, Year 3, 4 and 5 ventured to Tatton Park for a Viking experience which would support our topic for this term. We were very excited and as we drove in we spotted lots of sheep, deer, squirrels and trees! When we arrived we were greeted by the great Viking warrior Harold, Son of Odin, Bloodaxe! He was very scary! He was carrying a big axe and was wearing a wolf skin around his neck. When we entered the grounds the first thing we spotted was the big Viking building with its wooden beams and thatched roof. As we made our way to our camp we spotted two very special residents, a duck and a chicken who came with an interesting back story of their own! We got to camp and Harold set about lighting a fire. He told us lots of history about the Saxon kingdom of Mercia and the great Viking Ragnar, all about Viking ways of life and the journey for brave warriors to Valhalla. We then used our special tracking skills to track some deer just as the Vikings did, and got to feel deer pelts and antlers that had been shed recently! To finish up we made thumb pots out of clay and carved them with rush grass that Harold cut from the field nearby. We thoroughly enjoyed our day and took lots of learning away with us that we can apply to our studies!