Stone Age Day at Bare Trees
In Year 3 we have started our new topic on the Stone Age. We have been learning about the three periods of the Stone Age, Paleolithic, Meolithic and Neolithic. We have looked at how the first people were hunter-gatherers and we looked at different types of food.
On Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th and Friday 17th of February we had a brilliant Stone Age day out in our Forest School area. We first put on our wellies and warm clothing, then we made our way to the campfire area. Mr. Wild showed us how the early people made fire by using a bowdrill. They made fire by friction. We had the chance to make our very own bowdrill and we watched Mr. Wild light our campfire. It was very exciting!. Miss. Gorman then showed us how the Stone Age people made cordage to use rope to tie things. We used bramble to make our own cordage.
In the afternoon we had the chance to make our very own Stone Age tools. We made our own hammers from wood and stone. We discussed types of tools that the people used in these times and how they would have made them. We had a brilliant Stone Age day.
Today we have been learning all about the discovery of Skara Brae. Skara Brae is a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the west coast of Mainland, the largest island in the Orkney archipelago of Scotland. Consisting of eight clustered houses, it was occupied from roughly 3180 BC to about 2500 BC and is Europe's most complete Neolithic village. We spent the afternoon researching Skara Brae before role playing being on a History television show.
Stone, Bronze and Iron Age day at Tatton park
On Friday 31st January, we had a day at Tatton park learning all about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age. We began the day making a human timeline of History. We then went into three groups and did three different activities. We learnt how to make Wattle and Daub which is how they used to make their homes in the Neolithic period of the Stone Age. We then learnt about making fires throughout the ages and then finally we became hunter gatherers. We looked at some food they would have eaten and used some of the tools they would have used. We all had a brilliant day and we learnt so much about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age.