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Autumn 1 - Anglo-Saxon day

Autumn 1 2017


Anglo-Saxon day.


This half term, we have learned about the life of the Anglo-Saxons and were lucky enough to have an expert visit us! We dressed up as Anglo-Saxons and experienced what life was like for them.


We learned how to play a lute and tie our hair like a Saxon lady.


We drank from a drinking horn and tried traditional Saxon bread, which was delicious!


We ground corn to make flour - it took 1-2 hours to grind enough flour to make a loaf of bread. The grind stone was really heavy and it took at least 2 of us to move it!


When we tried on the Saxon armour and carried the weapons, we realised how heavy they were! William was our 'Thane' for the day - doesn't he look authentic!

In the afternoon, we learned about Saxon combat techniques and worked together to make a Saxon shield wall to defeat our enemies. 


We all had a brilliant day - thank-you so much to our parents who helped us to put brilliant costumes together!