On 21st November, we enjoyed a Stone Age day at West Cornforth Primary School. We all entered the Stone Age and became hunter-gatherers. Each class looked at where the Stone Age came on the history timeline. We enjoyed dressing up and taking part in Stone Age activities.
Find out what each class got up to below:
Can I retell simple past event?
In Early Years, they thought about the how the Stone Age people they lived. They became hunter gatherers and foraged for their own food and built their own shelters.
Can I ask questions about the past?
In Class One, they thought about the clothes Stone Age people would wear. They thought of some questions they could ask about their clothes:
• Why did they have fur?
• Where did they get the fur from?
• Did boys and girls wear the same?
Year One then designed a Stone Age outfit.
Can I develop an awareness of the past?
In Class Two, they thought about where the Stone Age was in history. They made a human timeline of significant historical events.
Can I use photos and artefacts?
In Class Three, they thought about Stone Age pottery. Class Three used photos of Stone Age artefacts to then design and make their own Stone Age pot.
Can I compare and contrast sources?
In Class Four, they used a variety of primary sources and interpretations to gather information about the Stone Age people. Our sources included an oil lamp, flint and needle. We then thought about which source was the most useful.
Can I use some different sources of evidence to deduce information about the past?
In Class Five, we used a variety of primary sources and interpretations to gather information about the Stone Age people. Our sources included an oil lamp, flint and needle. We thought about the information we could deduce from them.
Can I understand that no single source of evidence gives the full answer to questions about the past?
In Class Six, we used a variety of primary sources and interpretations to gather information about the Stone Age people. Our sources included an oil lamp, flint and needle. We thought whether the sources were reliable and useful.
Stone Age Shelters
Unfortunately, it was raining all day, so we made indoor Stone Age shelters. We worked as a team to make our own shelters out of things that we could find. We researched Stone Age dwellings and tried to recreate them.