Last week, Year 5 visited the Anglo-Saxon village at Wildwood Escot as part of our Anglo-Saxons and Vikings topic.

We all took part in a ’Living History’ workshop run by the Wildwood education team, who brought the village to life and gave us an unforgettable experience (despite the extremely cold weather).

Together, we did some amazing things: conquered the maze; put our crafting skills to the test by smithing a metal brooch, minting an Anglo-Saxon coin, chiselling a sign for our school using Anglo-Saxon runes and carving a wooden skittle and ball; foraged through the woods for unusual foods; turned seeds into flour to bake bread; fed the hungry chicken; witnessed incredible animals such as wolves and lynx; and bravely confronted our fears on the drop-slide.