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WALA: Anglo-Saxon Runes


So far, in our Anglo-Saxon topic work, we have looked at where they came from and the kingdoms that made up the country.  This week, we will look at the Runic alphabet and how they used symbols to reflect letters.  


Read through the powerpoint found in Resources and on Slide 12 you will find 3 challenges plus a challenge activity for you to try.  There is also a short video, on the following link:, which you can watch.  Some parts may be a little complicated however there is a very interesting fact about runes and something that mobile devices use today.  Can you spot what it is?