# 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.

## 41 thoughts on “Anglo Saxon maths and literacy challenges!”

1. Abdul Akbar-Tahir

I think it is an shield or a sword.

2. Salma Hussain

A 3421
A 1324
A 1234
A 1423
A 1432
A 2143
A 1243

i think it is a shield

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

5. Miss Ahmed

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?

6. Chahaldeep Gill

1. I think it is a iron helmet.
2. It can be a goldsmith.
3. It think it is a bread.
3.i think it is armour.

7. Abdelrahman El Safi

A1234
A1324
A1342
A1423
A3421
A4123
A4321
A1432
A2134
A4312
I found 10 way that the witans can sit around the table.

A3412
A3214
A2143
I have found 3 ways that the witans can sit around the table.

9. Sufyaan Karim

A1234
A1324
A1423
A1243
A2134
A2314
A2341
A3421
A4321
A4231
A3421

10. Maleeha Memi

Male ha and safa

11. Hamdia Darwish

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

12. Ruqayyah Khamis

I have found 21 ways.

13. Louis Sanders

A 1234
A 4321
A 1324
A 3421
A 1243
A 2431
A 3142
A 2413
A 1342
A 2314
A 2341
A 3412
A 4312
A 1432

• Louis Sanders

I found 14 ways the witans can sit around the table.

From Louis and Elyass.

14. Maleeha Memi

Me and Safa found 12ways for the witan to sit around the table.

15. Inaaya Khan

Inaaya and nithusha

16. Hamda Finger

Maths
A1234
A2314
A1423
A4321
A1324
A3241
A1432
A4312
A4231
A2134
A1342
A3124
A1342
A1321
A

17. Inaaya Khan

Maths:
A1234
A1324
A1342
A2134
A2432
A3124
A3421
A3124
A4231
A4321
A4213
A1432
A1423

18. Ruqayyah Khamis

A1234
A1324
A1243
A4231
A4321
A3412
A4213
A3142
A2314
A3214
A1342
A2134
A2143
A4231
A3241
A4123
A 3214
A1324
A4321
A3124
A2314

19. Maleeha Memi

A1234
A1324
A1243
A 4321
A3412
A2143
A3142
A3124
A4132
A4213
A4231
A4213

20. Moman Loan

A 1234
A 1324
A 1243
A 1342
A 2143
A 2134
A 3412
A 4321
A 2341
A 4213

21. Kayden-Shai Roberts

Sorry 17

22. Kayden-Shai Roberts

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

23. Rudaba Wajid

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

24. Kaiden Dryden

A 1234
A1324
A1342
A1423
2431
I have found 5 ways the witans can sit around the city

25. Usman Khan

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

26. Layla-Jayne Entwistle

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.

27. Elyass Daud

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).

28. Ruqayyah Khamis

I think the riddle is a shield. The clued that helped me worked out is I am tired of fighting

29. Safa Khan

1 2 3 4
1 3 2 4
1 3 4 2
1 4 2 3
1 4 3 1
2 4 3 1
4 2 1 3
2 1 4 3
I have found 9 posobilitys from the witans to sit down.
1 4 3 2

30. Sufyaan Karim

I think the riddle is about a helmet because it is scared by sword and it can’t retire also it is made by a blacksmith.

31. Sami Mohammed

A 1 2 3 4
A 13 2 4
A 1 3 4 2
A 1 4 2 3
A 1 4 3 2
A 2134
A2341
A 2413
A2143
A3124
A3214

32. Nidhi Parekh

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.

33. Louis Sanders

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.

34. Hamdia Darwish

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.

35. Hamda Finger

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.

36. Nithusha Naguleswaran

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.

37. Inaaya Khan

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.

38. Alisha Riaz

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.

39. Maleeha Memi

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.

40. Maleeha Memi

I think it is a shield or helmet