Bede’s World is a reconstructed Anglo-Saxon village in Jarrow, north-east England. Some houses in the village are made from wood, some from wattle and daub and some from all three. The buildings were used for housing as well as workshops.
This clip could be used as part of an interactive activity whereby the class is split into groups and each has to reconstruct an Anglo-Saxon settlement, either as a model or a picture. Pupils could be asked to note down key features of the settlements, such as the building materials used, whilst watching the clip and then turn this into a set of instructions for themselves to use in their reconstruction.