10 Dec

  • By kristianstill

Stonehenge

This term our Year 3 students have been learning about the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. As a part of this topic we have learnt about the stone circle, Stonehenge. This great stone circle in south west England is one of the World’s most famous ancient monuments and is also one of the most mysterious.

Archaeologists are still not sure what the purpose of the monument was but the latest theory is that it was an early calendar to help Stone Age farmers time the planting of their crops and to signify the arrival of Spring.

We were very lucky to have the opportunity to take part in a hands on workshop at Stonehenge for the day.

We learnt so much from these hands on activities, we enjoyed walking through the Stone age village that has been constructed using the footprint discovered by Archaeologists from a nearby Wiltshire settlement.

The Stone age settlements based on an original footprint discovered by local archaeologists

The Stone age settlements based on an original footprint discovered by local archaeologists

Then the fun trip on the transfer bus began! What a sight the Stone circle was as it appeared on the horizon. We got our of the bus and walked up to the Stone circle. What an amazing sight they are. A lot of questions were being asked, the most common being ‘How did Stone age man manage to get the stones here?’

How did Stone age man manage to get the stones here?

How did Stone age man manage to get the stones here?

Year 3 had a busy and informative visit to this amazing monument, each student showed the volunteers at Stonehenge the depth of their knowledge and how we at Hindhead show respect for all. Mrs. Unwin

‘Each member of our Year 3 class impressed me with their curiosity and interest in Stonehenge. They also represented Focus school very positively with perfect behaviour and manners whilst visiting such an important historic site’. – Miss Wonders

A huge thank you to the team of volunteers who helped make this visit possible, without them these wonderful experiences wouldn’t happen.