7. What was Anglo-Saxon food and drink like?

7. What was Anglo-Saxon food and drink like?

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


What was Anglo-Saxon food and drink like?
This lesson allows pupils to think about the foods they like to eat and compare them to the foods available in Anglo-Saxon Britain, both in terms of everyday meals and feasting foods. Pupils will design an Anglo-Saxon menu and have the opportunity to make and taste Anglo-Saxon honey bread.


  • To find out which foods were available in Anglo-Saxon times
  • To follow an Anglo-Saxon recipe for honey bread

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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