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Year 3 survive the Stone Age!

As part of their Humanities studies, Year 3 spent the day at Salisbury Museum learning about Surviving the Stone Age.

First of all we were told about the various animals that roamed the UK in the Stone Age and we were all very keen to touch a real tooth that once belonged to a woolly mammoth - it was huge! We all then had the opportunity to handle some genuine Stone Age objects, including flint arrow and axe heads, bones large and small, polished stones and a hammer stone found at Stonehenge.

We sketched our artefact as carefully and as accurately as we could, like an archaeologist. We then put together a class list of positive and negative events which may occur in our Stone Age lifetime, such as 'learnt to make a fire' or 'chased off cliff by woolly mammoth'! Suitably dressed in 'Neolithic animal skins', we played a game to see which team would get to survive. After lunch we explored the Museum's taller and saw some wonderful Stone, Bronze and Iron Age objects and learnt more about life in the Stone Age and about important sites like Stonehenge.