Well it may have been rather soggy, but apart from the weather, the children have really enjoyed their trip to the Anglo Saxon Village at West Stow. They spent half of their time exploring homes and buildings that had been constructed by archaeologists investigating how Anglo Saxons would have lived. This included studying different styles of construction as well as meeting an 'Anglo Saxon' who demonstrated how to turn wood and weave - which the children were all able to have a go at. The other half of the day was spent in the museum, where the children studied many of the artefacts that had been discovered on the site, dress up in Anglo Saxon style clothing, handle replica artefacts and then spend some time with our amazing guide, who was impressively knowledgeable about this period in our history. Overall it was a very worthwhile trip and the children all came away having learnt something new.
I would also like to take this opportunity to add my personal thanks to those parents that turned out on such a grotty day to help us. Without your support, this trip would have been very difficult, so thank you so much. I hope you enjoyed it too!
Welcome to the Year 5 Blog 5 - Written by the Year 5 Team.