Well, we were certainly extremely lucky with the beautiful weather today for our visit to Butser Farm.  The whole day was magnificent with the children learning about a whole plethora of facts and skills about the Anglo Saxons.  We spent time in the Anglo Saxon house, looking at how it was built and the materials that were used.  This will certainly come in really useful when we design and make our own homes in DT.

In addition, we learnt how to make fences from wattle, how to spin wool straight from a sheep, how to make clay pots and what it is like to be an archeologist and using things that we find to give us clues to the past and how people used to live.

All in all it was a really amazing day!  Everyone behaved so beautifully and it was lovely to get such positive feedback from the staff at the farm about how brilliant everyone was.

I really enjoyed the archaeology task because I was amazed to see how even irrelevant looking bits of flint gave such huge clues to how the Anglo Saxons lived.  What was your favourite part of the day?  Add your comment below…

 

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6 responses »

  1. AnaB says:

    Wow 4 LP – it looks like you’ve had an absolutely brilliant day. Does anyone have any tips about how we fire our clay pot – Maja would like to know 🙂
    Thank you
    Maja’s mum

  2. Olivia says:

    I had a great day a learnt a lot about the Anglo Saxons and how they lived. It was also really funny when the goat escaped!

  3. Laura Spencer says:

    Looks like a fantastic school trip!

  4. lewis says:

    This was very fun,I learnt so much about the Anglo-Saxons.

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