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Activities – Anglo Saxon

Anglo Saxon Activities and Resources

Explore our collection of fun and informative activities and resources, available to help support teaching of the Isle of Wight’s Anglo Saxon history.

Top Treasure: Saxon Skillet

Use this activity sheet to discover one of the Island’s ‘top treasures’ – the earliest Christian object discovered on the Isle of Wight.

The sheet introduces the Skillet with questions to think about, a fact file of information and suggestions for further fun activities.

Click on the image to open the full activity sheet.

Hidden Hero: King Arwald

illustrated portrait of King Arwald

The last Jutish pagan king who ruled the Isle of Wight in the 7th century and died defending it from Anglo-Saxon invaders.

This resource was created as part of the Hidden Heroes project.

Anglo Saxon Jewellery

Watch these videos to explore Anglo Saxon jewellery treasures discovered on the Isle of Wight and then be inspired to create your own Saxon jewellery.

Saxon Jewellery
Birds, Beasts and Brooches
Make your own Anglo Saxon Jewellery

These videos were commissioned as part of Independent Arts‘ ‘Digging Deep’ project, funded by Arts Council England.

The Earth Museum: Before 1066

The Earth Museum aims to inspire the next generation of digital global citizens with life skills that help us to understand and look after our planet better. Their work blends local and global heritage connections with UN Sustainable Development Goals and world citizen voices to create entertaining place-based digital learning experiences.

The Museums and Schools partnership has commissioned a series of maps and teaching resources to help you explore the rich cultural heritage of the Island. Designed for KS2 and KS3 History, Geography, Science, Technology and Citizenship curriculum subjects, the ‘Before 1066’ map includes Saxon objects found across the Isle of Wight which may also help inspire learning at different stages.

Find out more on the Resources Introduction Page or go straight to the Explorer Map when you can toggle to just see Saxon era objects.

Interested in booking a visit or workshop?

Visits and workshops to help you discover more of the Island’s Anglo Saxon history are available at the Museum of Island History (sessions are also available for delivery in school, please enquire for more details).