Finding out about the Stone Age

This week Class AS began their history topic on the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. To begin, we looked at one image (displayed below) and tried to make some deductions from this.

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The children quickly made some deductions bout stone Age people. These included: Making clothes out of animal skins, hunting for food, building boats and fishing, making flint tipped spears, creating simple shelters out of straw, making fires for heat and cooking. We then progressed to looking at and discussing a second image seen below

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This was found at Star Carr in Yorkshire. The children began to discuss what it might be and then produced writing to complete their deductions. Some examples are displayed below.

Stone Age man didn’t just hunt and gather since they were religious and had ceremonial masks. They were also artistic as they carved animals onto bone and cave walls. Stone age man did hunt and gather because they needed to have food. They went fishing and used lots of weapons to kill animals.

Stone age man wasn’t just a hunter and gatherer because they made weapons and clothes, cooked food and picked fruit and veg. They also had religious ceremonies and we found out they wore special headdresses with horns.

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1 Response to Finding out about the Stone Age

  1. Kath Miles says:

    It sounds like you will be finding out some really interesting facts about how man lived many many years ago.

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