Year 3 had a busy day experiencing life in Neolithic Britain. The amazing team at Gressenhall put on a series of activities to help the children understand some of the tools the people in the Stone Age used, some of the resources they would have survived on, and finally, the thing that changed human civilisation forever… farming.
The children looked at Palaeolithic tools made from the all-important flint stone and whittled some wood with a small piece themselves to see what it was like. They then found out what they might have hunted and gathered and practised hunting a (pretend) wild boar. After lunch, they used their collaborative skills and practiced making shelters as the hunter gatherers would have done. They finally had a go at farming – the major change in the Neolithic era that meant humans could create a surplus of resources and stay in one place!
Thank you to our fantastic Browick Road Friends for helping to fund our coach.