Life in an Anglo-Saxon village

We have continued our History work about the Anglo-Saxons by imagining that we were Anglo-Saxon settlers who had just arrived in Britain and deciding what we would need in order to build our new home. We used the features that we had identified to choose the best site to build it from three possible ones on a map. Then we looked at a real Anglo-Saxon village called West Stow that was discovered by archaeologists in the 1960s and 1970s to research what life would have been like at that time. Finally, we used what we had learned to design our own Anglo-Saxon village, making judgements based on what we know from historical sources e.g. The size of the village, where the settlers would have chosen, what elements would have been included.

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