Year 3 have also been learning about stone age tools and crafts.
Growing on the site of an old quarry our woodland is strewn with sandstone. The children were able to use some of the stone to create hammers and axes, by tying the stones to sticks with string. We discussed what materials that cord may have been made from in ancient times. Suggestions included plant vines and animal parts. Our woodland also contains pockets of natural clay. We were able to use some clay to make traditional coil pots. The clay pots have been left to dry and next week, the children plan to experiment with different plants, berries and charcoal to make their own paint for decorating their pots.
|Riding a Woolly Mammoth|
|Making Coil Pots|
|Hunting with a Bow and Arrow|