Flamingos class together with Iguanas, Hippos and Gorillas had a great trip to West Stow Anglo - Saxon village on Monday. We were lucky with the weather as it stayed dry, although it was a little cold!
We visited the museum first and were able to see and handle some of the artefacts that had been excavated from the site. The children were able to look at the objects and decide what they told us about the Anglo-Saxons. Some children also had the opportunity to dress up.
The highlight of the day was going round the reconstructed houses. The children were able to see that sometimes Historians don't get it right first time! It had been thought that Anglo-Saxon houses were just rooves on the ground and the 'sunken' house was built but this doesn't actually fit with the archaeology so a different style was tried. The children enjoyed warming themselves in front of a real fire in one of the houses, although they did find it a bit smokey -no chimneys in Anglo-Saxon houses!
The children really enjoyed finding out about the lives of the Anglo-Saxons and thinking about how they lived. I was proud of how well they behaved - well done Flamingos.
I hope that the children enjoy this topic