Anglo Saxon maths and literacy challenges!

Hi young Saxons!
Hope you’re having a fantastic day so far.
Here are some challenges which link to our learning today. 

Literacy challenge
Apply inference skills to solve the traditional Anglo Saxon riddle below.

I am all on my own, 
Wounded by iron weapons and scarred by swords. 
I often see battle. 
I am tired of fighting. 
I do not expect to be allowed to retire from warfare 
Before I am completely done for. 
At the wall of the city, I am knocked about 
And bitten again and again. 
Hard edged things made by the blacksmith’s hammer attack me. 
Each time I wait for something worse. 
I have never been able to find a doctor who could make me better 
Or give me medicine made from herbs. 
Instead the sword gashes all over me grow bigger day and night.

 

 

Maths challenge
Apply your problem solving skills to solve the problem below.
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41 thoughts on “Anglo Saxon maths and literacy challenges!

  1. I think this because it is getting bitten somebody might be scratching a helmet or it could be a shield being scratched a broken by a sword

  2. Well done everyone!
    You have all tried really hard to complete the above problems and riddles.

    Who can remind me why you learnt how to solve riddles on Anglo Saxon day?

  3. A 1 2 3 4
    A 1 3 2 4
    A 1 2 4 3
    A 1 4 3 2
    A 2 3 4 1
    A 2 4 1 3
    A 2 1 3 4
    A 2 3 1 4
    A 3 2 1 4
    A 3 1 2 4
    A 3 4 1 2
    I have found 9 ways that the Witans can sit around the table.
    By Nidhi and Hamdia

  4. A 1 2 3 4
    A 1 2 4 3
    A 1 4 3 2
    A 1 3 2 4
    A 1 3 4 2
    A 2 1 3 4
    A 2 4 3 1
    A 2 4 1 3
    A 2 3 1 4
    A 2 3 4 1
    A 3 2 4 1
    A 3 4 2 1
    A 3 2 1 4
    A 3 4 1 2
    A 3 1 2 4
    A 4 1 2 3
    A 4 3 2 1

    I have found 16 ways that the witans can sit around the table

  5. A 1 2 3 4
    A 1 3 2 4
    A 1 3 4 2
    A 1 4 3 2
    2 1 3 2 4
    2 1 4 3
    2 4 3 1
    2 3 4 1
    3 1 4 2
    3 2 1 4
    3 4 2 1
    3 2 4 1
    4 3 2 1
    4 1 2 3
    4 2 1 3
    4 3 1 2
    5 3 4 1 2
    5 4 1 2 3
    5 2 1 3 4
    5 1 4 3 2
    I have found 5 ways that the witans can sit around the table

  6. A 4321
    A1324
    A1423
    A2123
    A1342
    A2341
    A4321
    A4321
    A1234
    A2431
    A2134
    A 2431
    A2341
    A2431
    A2143
    A3124
    A3421
    A3214
    A3124
    A1423
    A432
    A4123
    A3214
    A54321
    A51234
    A
    I have found 25 ways that witan can sit around the table

  7. 1. A 1234
    2. A 1243
    3. A 1432
    4 A 1324
    5. A 1423.
    6. A 1342
    7. A 2134
    8. A 2314
    9. A 2341
    10. A 2413
    11. A 2143
    12. A 2134
    13. A3124
    14. A3214
    15. A3441
    16. A3134
    17. A3143

    I have found that you can make 17 ways for the witan to sit on the table.

  8. I think it is a helmet.The clues are the only thing that gets bitten is a helmet,also it sees everything that the human sees and also it gets scars,(kind of) also it can get knocked about when not worn.I think it is a helmet because helmets can get wounded (kind of).

  9. I think the riddle is about an Anglo-Saxon shield. The clues that told me were:
    I am tired of fighting, I often see battle and I’m all on my own.

  10. I think the riddle’s about a helmet because it sometimes gets bitten by a mouth.I also think this because it is scarred by swords when it is in a battle.There is no doctor to heal a helmet and he is hit by the black smiths hammer.

  11. I think the riddle is about a helmet. The clues which helped me are: the thing gets bitten again and again. I know a helmet gets tired and the helmet is very heavy. It is made of a black smith.

  12. I think the riddle is about a helmet because it is not allowed to retire and it is not a person because a person can retire but can’t get bitten again and again.

  13. I think the riddle is about a helmet because this the riddle say I often see battles and get tired.Here are the clues
    Harder edged things made things made by blacksmith’s hammer attacking me.

  14. Litrecy:
    I think that the riddle is a helmet.The clues which helped me are I get knocked about,I see battle,I am tired of fighting,each time I wait for something worse,I could never be able to find a doctor who could make me better.

  15. I have 2 suggestion.
    I think the riddle is about a shield at first. The clues that tell me this are:
    I am tired of fighting, I am wounded by iron weapons also I am tired of fighting.
    The 8th line kind of changed my mind so it might be a helmet because when they fighter the helmet might go near the mouth.

    I know what wounded is when your hurt.

  16. I think this because it is getting bitten somebody might be scratching a helmet or it could be a shield being scratched a broken by a sword. Also it can’t have medicine so there is no cure to be fixed. If it wasn’t any of these then it wouldn’t be a human because they wore helmets unless a couple of them did not have helmets. Also if it was alive it will say these words.

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