On Monday Year 3 became Stone Age people for the day and took part in some activities to uncover how the Stone Age tribes used to live. The children enjoyed making shelters with some stone age and some modern equipment. We discussed why shelters and dens were so important and how these would have evolved through the Stone Age periods of time. The children ‘gathered and hunted’ pictures of stone age food and tried to make a menu for their tribe. I think the children were surprised by how much effort that took!!
Indoors the children made archeological poo and dissected it to find out what the Stone Age tribes might have eaten. We did some cave painting on paper on the walls ( some wonderful designs with our fingers as the paintbrush!) We took part in an archaeological dig and uncovered some arrowheads and made some close observational drawings of these. The children then were given their own circular loom to attempt some weaving.
The children loved their day and even though we have missed out on the Gressenhall trip this year it was great to bring the Stone Age to life for the children.
A wonderful day was had by all.