In their outdoor learning session today Year 4 deepened their understanding of what life was like in Anglo-Saxon Britain by finding out about how they constructed their houses and then having a go at building some wattle and daub. They started off by watching a BBC Bitesize video on Anglo-Saxon settlements, with a section on how they built their houses using natural materials. They then focussed in on how to construct wattle and daub by watching a short clip from Tony Robinson’s ‘Making Histories’ series, before heading into the Forest School area to try their hand at making their own wattle and daub. They found that it was a messy and fiddly job, but nevertheless got stuck in, in true Anglo-Saxon style. They were however very relieved to find that they didn’t need to use all of the materials the Anglo-Saxons would have used (like urine and manure)!
Fantastic work year 4. Thank you Mrs Andrews.