What an absolutely fantastic ‘Flintstone Day’ Class 3 had on Thursday!! The children arrived at school looking like mini Stone Age men and women- their costumes were all brilliant and everyone had made such an effort to get into role!!
The day began with a visit from The School History Workshop. This was led by Steve and Vicky who had brought in with them some actual Stone Age artefacts that the children were allowed to handle, find out what they were used for and how they were used. Steve and Vicky were so informative and we all learnt so much about the changes that happened in daily life in the Stone Age through to the Iron Age.
Class 3 also learnt how to bury their dead as if they were living in the Stone Age. Lenny was our ‘guinea pig’ as we pretended to bury him in the ‘crouch position’ and send him into the afterlife with offerings of food, drink, toys and anything else that we felt he may find useful!!
During the afternoon, the children enjoyed a carousel of three different activities: they decorated Stone Henge cakes, made little Stone Age people that they then made up plays with and they also coloured a Stone Age scene. We ended then day by reading the story ‘Stone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura which tells the tale of a little boy who ends up living in the Stone Age for a while and learns many of the facts that Class 3 have discovered over the last few weeks.
The children showed themselves to be really careful listeners during the day and participated in all the activities seriously and sensibly so that they could make the most of their special day of learning. Very well done Class 3!! You were all amazing! Thank you also to all of the parents and carers who provided their children with such wonderful and authentic costumes!