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Year 3 class visited Butser Farm

During trips week, the Year 3 class visited Butser Farm, an ancient site in the heart of Hampshire. The children all had a wonderful time learning about the archaeological reconstructions of ancient buildings from the Stone Age, Iron Age, Roman Britain and the Anglo-Saxon period. They had a chance to feel what it is like to be an archaeologist digging up artefacts from the past, as well as make jewellery and clay pots.

Other experiences included home life in a roundhouse: learning how to cook on an open fire, smoking fish and building houses using wattle and daub. We also experienced the grandeur of a replica Roman Villa complete with mosaics and underfloor heating, and the not so glamourous experience of the communal toilet! We were spoiled with the weather and managed to eat a picnic in the glorious sunshine. The highlight of the day was being able to spend time in the ancient buildings, where the children got a real feel for what life used to be life used to be like hundreds of years ago. A brilliant and enjoyable day out.

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