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Stone Age to Iron Age
We hope that you have found the Stone Age to Iron Age Workpack of interest. We have collected some different activities for the children to work on and allocated them as below...
DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY ACTIVITY
BUILD YOUR OWN
Why not get your class to construct their own miniature Stonehenge models... and experiment with the materials that you use.
Try using stones (and have fun on a trip out collecting them) or biscuits (and have even more fun "researching" which biscuits work best and eating the rejects!).
You could also use plasticine or playdough.
There is an opportunity to work with angles, circles and scale here.
There are a variety of ways in which you can explore Stone Age art with your children...
Stone Age people drew about the things that were important to them (remember they didn't have writing) such as the animals that they hunted and ate.
They also painted their hands by blowing paint/pigment through a pipe onto them.
There have also been abstract patterns found in some caves.
1) Draw a cave painting of your family and pets or the people that are important in your life. What is each person doing? How can you represent them in one image?
2) Create a whole class image of hands using the 'blow-pipe' technique. Experiment with different colours and patterns of hands!
3) Find a large flat stone to try painting on... use different materials as your paint.
Try charcoal, paint, scratching the surface.
4) Can you tell a story using stick figures? Have a look at some cave paintings showing a hunt in progress for inspiration. You could tell the story of your journey to school or what you did at the weekend.
5) Find a way to give a message through cave art. It can be an instruction such as "Listen to the teacher" or a prohibition like "Keep off the grass". Use simplistic images.
WRITE A VISITORS GUIDE TO STONEHENGE
Produce a visitors guide to the iconic stone circles Wiltshire.
Take a look at the English Heritage website for inspiration and information HERE.
Use language that is exciting and that will pique the interest of potential visitors. Assume that they know absolutely nothing about Stonehenge - explain what it is, why we think it was built and when, how it was constructed/where the stones came from and how they got them there
Try to find an attention-grabbing photograph online to make your guide particularly eye-catching. Or you could draw a picture yourself.
CREATE A MAP OF UK STONE AGE SITES
Research and create a map showing the places in the UK where important discoveries have been made about life in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages.
There is a blank map of mainland UK for you to use HERE if you wish.
Include some of the following:
Where it is?
When it was built/settled on?
What it is?
When it was discovered?
An image of it?
Be artistic, be creative but be accurate.