Today, year 3 retold their recount of ‘The Battle of Edington’. We had heard, stepped, mapped and spoke the recount but now it was time to retell as an epic blockbuster movie.

In the year 878 AD a very important battle took place, which ensured the future of England. Since 875 AD, Vikings had been invading the British Isles, gaining greater control of ​the North and East. One Danish king, Guthrum, wanted Wessex for himself. During the ​winter of 878 AD, Guthrum’s army launched a surprise attack on King Alfred, my king, at his court in ​Chippenham…

Sit back, grab some popcorn and relax…