Download resources from the Scheme

This page holds all the files referred to throughout this site. You are free to download, use, modify and redistribute the files on this page.

PASt Explorers finds recording sheet (PDF). A finds recording sheet for children to use.

An example finds recording sheet (PDF). A filled-in example of a PASt Explorers finds recording sheet (PDF).

An Anglo-Saxon button brooch to colour in (JPG)

Complete backpack files (Zip file)

The Anglo-Saxon Village (Zip file) standalone version

The Skeleton Game (PDF)

The Skeleton Game and 'Rot or Not' (Word). Two whole class or group work STEM activities that get the class thinking and discussing irreversible processes, what happens under the ground, and survival of materials and artefacts. Suitable for one whole lesson or as parts of two lessons.

Roman brooches to colour in (Word). A colouring-in sheet suitable for very young children (or older ones...). Based on zoomorphic designs taken from Roman brooches.

School Garden (JPG). Teaching and learning resources from the Local Heritage Initiative (Countryside Agency). Externally developed. The PAS is not responsible for content.

Kit Bag Bingo (PDF). A game of bingo based on archaeological equipment. There are 30 cards, randomly generated for you to play the game with. Devised and drawn by Caroline McDonald, Colchester & Ipswich Museums.

Kit Bag Bingo Draw Card 1 (PDF). Simply cut out these images to use as the draw cards for the bingo game.

Kit Bag Bingo Draw Card 2 (PDF). Simply cut out these images to use as the draw cards for the bingo game.

Kit Bag Bingo Draw Card 3 (PDF). Simply cut out these images to use as the draw cards for the bingo game.

Kit Bag Bingo Draw Card 4 (PDF). Simply cut out these images to use as the draw cards for the bingo game.

Kit Bag Bingo Draw Card 5 (PDF). Simply cut out these images to use as the draw cards for the bingo game.

Local Heritage Initiative resources (Zip file)Teaching and learning resources from the Local Heritage Initiative (Countryside Agency). Externally developed. The PAS is not responsible for content.

School excavation teacher pack (Word). Developed by the Museum of London and the PAS, this Teacher Pack was developed to accompany the hugely successful school excavation project at Michael Faraday School, Southwark, London during July of 2007. It can be modified for your project needs!

The PAS and Libraries on the Move! (Word). The first collaborative event between the Portable Antiquities Scheme and Warwickshire Mobile Library Service has been a great success in taking the Scheme to rural communities.

Archie's archaeology (PDF). Archie Godfrey, aged 6, did these wonderful pieces of creative writing after being inspired by artefacts, his local FLO Andrew Richardson and his Mum, Rachel Godfrey!

Download lesson plans

Our resources are primarily aimed at Key Stage 2 of the English National Curriculum, in other words are aimed at children between the ages of 7-11. However, they are just as much fun for older learners (including adults)!

Resources are linked directly to specific Schemes of Work within the National Curriculum in a variety of subject areas including History, ICT, Geography, STEM and cross curricular enrichment too.

These resources have been built with the help of real archaeologists including Helen Geake, an Anglo-Saxon specialist who has appeared regularly on Time Team and Cei Paynton our Education Officer who has appeared on Time Team and presents local history stories for the BBC. Real teachers, children and education specialists have helped too!

The site works through experiential learning and reinforcement and is ideal for all members of the class, especially those whose learning style is not best suited by more formal pedagogy.

Anglo-Saxon life (Word)

Anglo-Saxon life (PDF)

Anglo-Saxon Materials and Technology 1 (Word)

Anglo-Saxon Materials and Technology 1 (PDF)

Anglo-Saxons, evidence and data gathering (Word)

Anglo-Saxons, evidence and data gathering (PDF)

Anglo-Saxon materials and technology 2 (Word)

Anglo-Saxon materials and technology 2 (PDF)

School excavation teacher pack (Word). Developed by the Museum of London and the PAS, this Teacher Pack was developed to accompany the hugely successful school excavation project at Michael Faraday School, Southwark, London during July of 2007. It can be modified for your project needs.

GCSE Lesson 3 summary (Word). GCSE Archaeology lesson plans, activities sheets, and homework designed and written by Herefordshire & Shropshire FLO, Peter Reavill to accompany GCSE Archaeology course.

GCSE Illustrating Pottery (Word). GCSE Archaeology lesson plans, activities sheets, and homework designed and written by Herefordshire & Shropshire FLO, Peter Reavill to accompany GCSE Archaeology course.

GCSE Lesson 2 (1 of 2) summary (Word). GCSE Archaeology lesson plans, activities sheets, and homework designed and written by Herefordshire & Shropshire FLO, Peter Reavill to accompany GCSE Archaeology course.

GCSE Drawing a flint artefact (Word). GCSE Archaeology lesson plans Lesson Plans, activities sheets, homework designed and written by Herefordshire & Shropshire FLO, Peter Reavill to accompany GCSE Archaeology course.

GCSE homework activity sheet (Word). GCSE Archaeology lesson plans, activities sheets, and homework designed and written by Herefordshire & Shropshire FLO, Peter Reavill to accompany GCSE Archaeology course.

GCSE homework activity sheet to go with lessons 1 and 2 (Word). GCSE Archaeology lesson plans Lesson Plans, activities sheets, homework designed and written by Herefordshire & Shropshire FLO, Peter Reavill to accompany GCSE Archaeology course.

GCSE Lesson 1 summary (Word). GCSE Archaeology lesson plans, activities sheets, and homework designed and written by Herefordshire & Shropshire FLO, Peter Reavill to accompany GCSE Archaeology course.

GCSE Lesson 2 plan (Word). GCSE Archaeology lesson plans, activities sheets, and homework designed and written by Herefordshire & Shropshire FLO, Peter Reavill to accompany GCSE Archaeology course.

GCSE Lesson 2 (2 of 2) summary (Word). GCSE Archaeology lesson plans, activities sheets, and homework designed and written by Herefordshire & Shropshire FLO, Peter Reavill to accompany GCSE Archaeology course.

Mrs Sherrif's lesson plans (Word). Lesson plans created by Mrs Sherrif.

Mrs Sherrif's lesson plans (PDF). Lesson plans created by Mrs Sherrif.

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