Some of the locations we travel to for our school visits and workshops are:
East-Midlands, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire , Warwickshire, Leamington, Leicester Hinckley Nottingham Peterborough Coventry Birmingham, Tamworth, Derbyshire, Derby, Chesterfield, Ilkeston, Swadlincote, Buxton, Matlock, Ashbourne, Nottinghamshire, Mansfield, Worksop, Newark, Leicestershire, Leicester, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Coalville, Lutterworth, Rutland - Oakham, Uppingham. Cottesmore, Northampton, Peterborough, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough, West-Midlands, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley, Coventry, Smethwick, West Bromwich, Solihull, Bedfordshire, Birmingham, Warwick, Nuneaton, Rugby, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon.
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We intend (nay, recommend!) this Writing with Runes activity for primary aged children in their study of Vikings. Please feel free to download and copy the Viking Runes Printable Worksheet (.doc). If you have booked a Specialists visit, the Writing with Runes activity on the day will be a different one which will build on the learning here. Answers to the jokes can be decoded using the runes below (of the Late Viking Futhark) or teachers can search for the answers on TES in the resources section.
Why not use the runes above to write out your name and your school? Then, see if you can work out the answers to these jokes.
A Viking called Rudolph the Red was arguing with his wife about the weather. She thought it was snowing, whilst he thought it was not cold enough for snow. When they opened the longhouse door to find out Rudolph was indeed right, he said:
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What do Erik the Red and Kermit the Frog have in common?
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How did the Vikings send secret messages?