LKS2 – Viking Crafts – Forest School

In preparation for our Viking Days next week, children have been perfecting some of the Viking crafts we have been learning about in Forest School. Pupils had the choice of weaving, plaiting or braiding material together for different purposes. First, children tried weaving using a loom created on a Y-shaped stick to practice the movement of over/under which is how the Vikings made items of clothing. Second, children continued to develop their plaiting skills in order to make bracelets and other items if jewellery whilst others took on the challenge of braiding using a trollen craft wheel. Using a wheel with eight cuts made into it, children braided seven different pieces of coloured material together following a technique in order to create a braided item. In addition to this, children also took on the role of ‘farmer’ by potting up some fruit and vegetable plants for us to sell at our summer fayre on Saturday.

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