Year 4 have been learning about Anglo-Saxon settlement in Britain, including the wattle and daub homes they built. Wattle was the frame of interwoven twigs and sticks. Daub was the mixture of mud (or cow dung), water and straw used to fill gaps and bind walls.
The children created their own versions of these Anglo-Saxon buildings in class. They used plasticine and lolly sticks for the frame and pipe cleaners to weave in-between. To fill the gaps in the walls, the children applied a mixture of air-drying clay, straw and water.