In groups, we imagined we were Anglo- Saxons and had just arrived in England. We needed to find a suitable site for our village. We discussed what we would our village in order to make our homes, clothes, grow foodook after our animals and trade with others. We gathered information from a video of Sutton Hoo to help us to decide what our village needed.
We were given a map with three possible sites to choose between. It was important that we discussed all possibilities and agreed as a group which we would prefer. We had to present our decision to the rest of the class.
Where did the Anglo-Saxons come from?
Today we used atlases and solved clues to work out which countries the Anglo-Saxons came from. We also watched a video that explained why they came.
Solving the mystery of the suitcase discovery
Today the class examined artefacts inside a battered old suitcase discovered in an old cupboard in school. Using clues from these items, the class had to create a theory about who the suitcase belonged to and justify their ideas. One child bravely volunteered to dress up in all the clothes to help children with their ideas.