Alfred the Great or Brian Boru?
A Venn diagram, asking them to compare an Anglo-Saxon king, Alfred the Great, and an Irish king, Brian Boru, put Year 3 and Year 4 pupils in a quandary.
Their task was to decide which king was the more worthy of having a saga composed about them.
Their choice of Brian Boru caused more than a little concern.
He was the more heroically swashbuckling, but they liked Alfred better. Alfred was, they concluded, more trustworthy than Brian.
Such was the outcome of an enjoyable and well-crafted five-lesson study unit, outlined below.