Jarrow Hall

Christian Value: Wisdom Creation
British Values: Mutual Respect
UN Convention on the Rights of the Child links:  Article 31 You have the right to play and relax.


Today, we visited Jarrow Hall (the home of the Venerable Bede). We were excited to learn more about our history topic, the Anglo-Saxons. We started the day with a walk around the farm to look and discuss what each animal was and did for the Saxons. We then spent some time looking inside an Anglo-Saxon house, we learnt what it was made from, what the artefacts were and how they were used. Next, we sat around the fire pit, to listen to riddles and bake some traditional biscuits. We were then sent on a mission around the Anglo-Saxon village to find some clues about what food an Anglo-Saxon would have access to.

Our afternoon, started by looking at Runes and what they meant to Anglo-Saxons. We learnt that some were good luck and some were bad luck. Then, we got to make our own. To finish our amazing day off, we got the opportunity to look in the museum and discuss what the Anglo-Saxons did for crime and punishment. We took part in lots of role play, guesses and even accused Mrs Cannings so that she would be placed in the stocks!

We had an amazing day! One child said, “Doesn’t time fly when you are having fun!”