Ennis-Hill began their topic of ‘Tribal tales’ this week. We began by learning about where the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age fit in the timeline of historical time periods. Learning about the chronology of history has been very useful in helping us to understand how long the Stone Age lasted for.
We have been comparing the houses, food, clothes and tools that were used during these different time periods and we have been learning about how these developments took place and the effect this had on the lives of people living during these times. We have enjoyed building our very own stone age houses, thinking about the resources that would have been available to build from and the importance of having shelter to be able to survive.
Our week was concluded with a trip to Flag Fen, a Bronze Age archaeological park. We had a fantastic day being able to explore many aspects of daily life during Prehistoric times. Careful observations of a selection of stone, bronze and iron age artifacts helped us to think about what the items may have been used for and why different materials would have been used. After a tour of the site, we were able to make suggestions about why this would have been a good site for people to live, for example a lake for fishing and for reeds to make clothes and for using as medicine. We learnt a lot during this day and we are beginning to use this knowledge to make comparisons about life across different time periods.
We are looking forward to learning more about life in Prehistoric times.