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The Anglo-Saxon invasion lesson is the first lesson in our popular Anglo-Saxons Unit for KS2.



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Anglo-Saxon Invasion Lesson

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A FREE full lesson for KS2 about the Anglo-Saxons invaders, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets.

Who were the Anglo-Saxon invaders?
This lesson introduces the Anglo-Saxons and explores where the different invaders came from. Pupils will look at maps to trace the origins of different tribes and make a profile of a Saxon invader, including a Saxon selfie.

There is also an opportunity for pupils to link what they have learned about movement of people in Anglo-Saxon times to the topic of modern-day immigration.


  • To find out where the Anglo-Saxons came from

  • To think about what it might have been like to be an Anglo-Saxon invader coming to Britain

The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class. This is the first lesson from our popular Anglo-Saxon Unit for KS2.




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The download folder contains 1 Powerpoint file and 1 PDF file with the lesson plan and pupil resources. Please download both files.

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