9th February 2020

Year 6 Jorvik Video Conference

Year 6 Jorvik Video Conference

Year 6 would have made their Viking ancestors proud with their use of new technology this term – we were able to have a video conference with someone from the Viking city of Jorvik (York)! 


Our expert debunked lots of myths about Vikings (such as the fact that they definitely did not have horned helmets!), showed us how they lived and how they went on to be very successful invaders of the British Isles. 


The children asked excellent questions with brilliant answers – such as how long it took to build a ship and if they really did sail to Canada (the answer being a few weeks and yes). 


We also talked about a lot of Viking myths and legends and how they shaped their behaviour – such as the original characters of Thor that a lot had only seen in the marvel films.