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West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village trip

Last Thursday, Year 5 had an amazing day at West Stow visiting the Anglo-Saxon village. We spent the morning exploring the different houses and thought about who lived in them and what the buildings might have been used for. We looked at the different ways the houses had been constructed and learnt how archaeologists gather information about the past. The class enjoyed trying out the beds within the houses and found the items that were hanging in the houses, including a wolf skin,  fascinating.

In the afternoon, we visited the museum and learnt about the different artefacts found in West Stow. The children enjoyed dressing up in Anglo Saxon clothing and they even got the chance to try on a war helmet. Then, they had a session during which they became archaeologists and asked different questions about the artefacts they had been given to help work out its purpose.

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