Year 5 Trip to Weald and Downland Living Museum

In May, Year 5 visited the open-air Weald and Downland Living Museum in Chichester.

On our trip we were focusing on the Anglo-Saxon period, specifically at the houses they lived in and the tools they used, to complement our classroom learning. We had an exciting workshop which explained in detail how Anglo-Saxon houses were made and the pupils were able to explore a replica Hall House that has been built on the site, using traditional methods. They also had the opportunity to split wood in the traditional Anglo-Saxon way, which was essential in construction. We then explored the rest of the site and were able to explore houses built through time, a working mill and traditional bread oven. The pupils were also very exciting to see the TV set for the BBC’s repair shop which many of them watch!

Mrs Lelliott, Head of Girls Games

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