Tapisserie de Bayeux

Lesson: Languages

Class: Year 3 Year: 2012 - 2013

We followed our work on Vikings to explore the Normans (or Norse-men!) of northern France and a particular invader originally known as Guillame, Duc de Normande. We all know him as William the Conqueror who arrived on our shores in 1066 and soon beacme King of England.

Year 3 explored the story of the invasion and recreated the Bayeux Tapestry to make a fabulous concertina book. Each child took a line form the 'story' to illustrate in the style of the tapestry, which was comissioned by Odo de Conteville, Bishop of Bayeux and William's half brother.  The original tapestry was embroidered in Kent by English craftsmen but is displayed in Bayeux .... and now Dean Valley too.

Ours isn't 50cm tall or 70m long but we're very proud of it!

Dean Valley Community Primary School, Albert Road, Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 5HS