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Children in Year 3 and Year 4 at Heronswood Primary took ‘A step back in time’ to the Stone Age when they visited Bishops Wood just before February half term.

This was part of their Stone Age to Iron Age topic which the children had been learning about in the classroom. The hands on experience was an excellent way to finish the Stone Age era. 

During the morning session, the children learnt what it was like to be a hunter gatherer. They had to pack their home and then carry all their belongings to find a new place to live, thinking about the essential things they would need including a water source and plenty of wood for fires. When they arrived at their chosen destination, it was time to rebuild their homes. The children were very glad that this wasn’t how they lived all the time!
After moving house, hunger set in so it was time to hunt some woolly mammoths. Stealthily, the children moved through the woodlands hunting for their next meal. They’ve never been so quiet!
During the afternoon, the children took part in a rotation of activities learning how to light fires, weave, grind wheat, hunt and gather. The delight on their faces when they were using mud as wattle and daub on their houses was fantastic.
Preston said, “It was a memorable and fun day learning about the Stone Age. My favourite part was building the Stone Age camp and getting my hands dirty!”