As part of a cross-curricular project last term, students in year 7 studied the Anglo-Saxon myth Beowulf in both their English and history lessons. In English students learnt the story of Beowulf and how the Anglo-Saxon Old English differs from modern English. In history, students learnt how historians use myths to make inferences about their authors. For example, students learnt about the importance of Hereot, the mead hall in Anglo-Saxon society and attitudes towards warriors and heroes. The students enjoyed learning a crucial story in English history and produced some excellent work in the process.
Curriculum Leader for History