On Monday 5th February 2018, the Education Team at Bridge Cottage Heritage Centre welcomed year 4 from St. Philip’s Primary School, Uckfield for a workshop on Anglo-Saxon life.
Year 4 all made Saxon bread with Maria (pictured here dressed in authentic Saxon costume).
The children mixed wholemeal wheat flour, rye flour and water, kneading it into a dough. After flatening the dough it was then cooked on a hot plate over our open fire. Year 4 then enjoyed tasting their flatbread. There was mixed reviews from the children with some describing it as,”plain”, “smokey” and “tastes like pitta bread”.
Building a Saxon house
St. Philip’s Yr 4 class explored how the Saxon’s built their homes. They each cut out a house, then strengthened the roof structure with straws and finally added straw to the roof. We compared a Saxon house to how their own homes are constructed today.