As part of their studies this term on Prehistoric Britain and the Dark Ages, Year 6 have examined the role of historical sources, and especially archaeological evidence, for historians studying periods for which we do not have many written records. This has led them to investigate the extraordinary archaeological discoveries at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, and what these finds can tell us of our early Anglo-Saxon forebears.
Here are some of their excellent interpretations of the famous Sutton Hoo helmet, which may have belonged to the warrior king Raedwald! Fantastic reflections of the role of historical sources!
Victoria Harrington, Teacher of History