3. What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village?

3. What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village?

A full lesson for KS2 about life in an Anglo-Saxon settlement, including a detailed lesson plan, Powerpoint and pupil resource sheets.


What was it like in an Anglo-Saxon village?
This lesson explores life in an Anglo-Saxon settlement. Pupils will take a video tour and think about how the Anglo-Saxons used natural resources to make their settlements safe and self-sufficient. Pupils will design their own settlement maps and think about what different people might be doing in the settlement on a day-to-day basis.

The lesson plan includes differentiation ideas to adapt the activities for the needs of your class.



  • To explore the features of an Anglo-Saxon settlement
  • To consider what life might have been like for different people living in an Anglo-Saxon village


This lesson is part of the KS2History Anglo-Saxons Planning Pack for KS2.


  • File Formats

    1 x PDF File (lesson plan and pupil resource sheets)

    1 x Powerpoint (whiteboard slides)


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