There were many jobs to be done in an Anglo-Saxon village, such as chopping firewood, churning butter and grinding flour. A typical village would have a metal forger and a builder. Children didn't have time to play as there were lots of jobs to do to help their families. A lot of Saxons were Pagans, meaning they believed in spells and charms and worshipped several gods.

This clip is from:
Primary History, Saxon Settlers
First broadcast:
4 May 2007

This could be used in a task to 'design your own Saxon village'. Pupils could be encouraged to work in pairs with someone who is of a different ability. The task could be split into smaller sections such as: making a list of the materials needed, describing how they would be put together, deciding how many people live in the village, what animals will be kept and why, and what jobs people had.