17 Nov

  • By kristianstill
Such a beautiful setting for our hands on learning

Such a beautiful setting for our hands on learning

We had a fantastic time on our educational trip to Butser Ancient Farm last week, we just had to tell you all about it.

As part of our Stone Age to Iron Age History topic, we have been looking at Stone Age to Iron Age dwellings. Butser Ancient Farm has replicas of these dwellings and offers children (and adults) the opportunity to go inside and experience what like would have been like to live in this period of time.

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Gathering around our fire in our Stone Age dwelling

Gathering around our fire in our Stone Age dwelling

The children were first challenged to make a fence for their settlement using flexible Birchwood and poles of stronger wood driven into the ground. They were put into two groups and we were very impressed with their strength and great teamwork!

 

One of the student’s highlights was meeting the friendly sheep that are kept there. They are an early breed of sheep that would have been around in the early Bronze Age.

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The next was us commencing our first Archaeological dig!

But I think the true highlight was locating the replica of an Iron Age toilet.

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We all returned back to school safely thanks to the volunteer parents, we really couldn’t do these amazing trips without you, Thank you

 

My favourite part of the day was going into the dwellings and sitting by the fire on the animal skins. It really gave me a feel of what it would have been like to live in the Stone Age. Mrs. Unwin