Year 4 Visit Jorvik

Lesson: History

Class: Year 4 Year: 2016 - 2017

Year 4 visited York on 26th June 2017 to tie in with their work on the Vikings.

After a long journey there, we arrived at DIG where we were instructed on how to dig for archaeological finds and they were kitted out with the tools they will need. Once inside the dig area, the children unearthed real artefacts from four different historical periods and discovered more about the history of York over the past 2000 years.

We then moved into the ‘Ask the Archaeologist’ area, where the staff led them as they explored and handled genuine objects from the past. Activities included sorting and identifying different finds, and pupils were prompted to use their own methods of historical enquiry to explore how archaeological primary sources can be used to learn about different periods. The children were most amused when they found out that York is home to the worlds largest Viking poo ever found! It is named the Lloyds bank poo as it was found underneath the bank! 

Next we visited the Jorvik Viking centre and we were met by a real Viking! We then boarded a ride around the centre, becoming fully involved in the lives of the inhabitants of 10th-century York as we travelled around a reconstruction of the city.

After this, we all went to get an ice cream to finish the day. What a fantastic experience! 

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