4. What kind of clothes did the Anglo-Saxons wear?

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


What kind of clothes did the Anglo-Saxons wear?
In this lesson, pupils think about how their own clothing choices compare to the clothes available to Anglo-Saxons. Pupils will find out about typical clothing for Anglo-Saxon men and women and they will have a go at colouring wool using natural materials for dyes. Finally, pupils will have the opportunity to reflect on the sources of evidence that might inform historians about Anglo-Saxon clothing.



  • To find out what Anglo-Saxon clothing looked like
  • To discover how Anglo-Saxons made clothes out of natural materials


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


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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