Year 5 Trip to the British Museum

This week year 5 visited the British Museum as this term they have been studying the Anglo-Saxon period in England. Archaeologists have used artefacts found at the Sutton Hoo burial site to piece together information and insights into Anglo-Saxon lives, customs and craftsmanship, which we saw displayed at the museum. The children went along to look at them in more detail and look at other historical primary sources of evidence from the time. They enjoyed locating items that were made from raw materials, such as wool, gold and iron, as well as finding objects that represented different aspects of the person buried. It was great to see the objects first hand, to get a sense of their size, to see the colours and materials used and to see how many of the objects have decayed over time.