In History, the children are learning about the Stone Age. They have investigated how we find out about times that have happened in the past and how the people who lived during those times used to pass on their history in different ways.
The Stone Age people would paint and draw pictures of the walls of caves to pass on their history and how they used to live. The paintings that have been discovered would tell a story about their lives and used a way to communicate with other people living in those times.
The children enjoyed looking at lots of different images and discussing what they saw, liked and what they may have used to paint and draw. We turned our classroom into a cave to design our own paintings using a variety of different paints, chalks and crayons.
We have been extremely curious learning more facts about the Stone Age, investigating what their diet would have been and the homes they would have lived in.
The children wondered how their diets would have been different to ours and bravely dissected some Stone Age ‘poo’! Through their investigation, they discovered that Stone Age people were hunter-gatherers eating a diet of berries, nuts and seeds and later on, when they had designed weapons and tools, meat and fish.
The children learned that there were different periods during the Stone Age and as time went on, the Stone Age people became more clever and developed tools to build better homes. We investigated the names of the homes, what they were built from and how their features changed over the years. We then enjoyed making a model of one of the homes out of clay and other materials – we even had some models of Stonehenge!