Battle of Hastings 1066
It is with great joy (and a little relief) that we move on from our Maths block and onto…History! We’ve picked up Story of the World 2 and have thrown ourselves headlong into the wonder of the Medieval period and we are loving it.
If you are looking for ideas on how to expand on Story of the World, I have lots of fabulous ideas and activities pinned here, we are working our way through them but I’d love to hear what you are up to as well!
First we watched an animated version of the Bayeaux tapestry, which beautifully brings to life the medieval version of the battle. For a deeper and more complex view of King Harold and the invasion, this documentary was wonderful, even helping to understand how that invasion shapes society today. Bliss.
The boys really enjoyed making their own version of the Bayeux Tapestry and I admit to adding a few soldiers in myself! We rolled out a long piece of paper on the floor to give ourselves a sense of the scale and shape of the tapestry before drawing our own battle scenes inspired by our studies.
I wasn’t sure how long the boys would enjoy this project for but they really went with it. More rolls were unfurled, crayons put to use; I was suprised by how much Huwyl’s drawing replicated what he had seen when we looked at the tapestry. I’m so enjoying sharing these stories with the boys, part of my history and part of theirs.
Ah History, we do love you.