Bronze Age Day 20.10.2017
3W had a great day experiencing life in The Bronze Age.
We hope you enjoy looking through these photos to see what we got up to!
Experiencing Bronze Age artefacts
As part of our Bronze Age day, the children got to hold Bronze Age artefacts.
They learned about weaponry, hunting, how bronze is made as well as how people in the Bronze Age respected and honoured the dead. People were often buried with important objects such as; swords, stones, amber or clothing.
They also learned about how different food was in The bronze Age - no sugar, chocolate, potatoes or tomatoes! They saw (and smelt!) a 10 year old piece of fish that had been preserved with salt, and looked at pots made from clay and wood.
They were shown how to spin a yarn (!) and how this yarn would have been made in to fabric by weaving.
Making Bronze Age pinch pots
As part of our Bronze Age day, the children made clay pinch pots. They rolled the clay into a ball, pushed their thumb in to make a well and began pinching the sides to create a pot. We then decorated them using wooden tools, stones, shells, sticks and seeds to make interesting patterns.
It was definitely more difficult than it looks!
The pots will dry out over half term and the children can bring them home the week after.
Creating Self Portraits
On Thursday this week, we spent time creating a self portrait in the style of four different artists. We are half way through, and the children will complete these after half term.
Can you guess which artists the children have been studying, based on the styles they have used so far?
We can't wait to see the finished portraits! Well done 3W
...we have been looking at seeds and seed dispersal. The children walked around the school grounds spotting different seeds, and discussed how seeds end up growing away from their parent plant. They then got in to groups to classify different seeds based on the four main types of dispersal; wind, animal, water and self-dispersal.
When you are out and about over half term, look out for any seeds in the trees or on the ground - particularly conkers!