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Using modern technology to find out about Saxon place names.

What an interesting afternoon in Snowdon class! We have been finding out more about life in Saxon times, the children researched place names and found that villages and towns were often named after the village chieftain or physical features of the land they were built on.

Saxon words
ton=settlement      ing =meeting place    den=woodland clearing    ford= river crossing
We used Digimaps to search for place names, we found lots of Saxon place names close toys in Euxton!