On Thursday, Year 3 travelled back to Ancient Britain and experienced it all with great enthusiasm! Butser is one of the most interesting archaeological sites in the UK; it is a real working farm that is used as an open-air research laboratory to explore the Stone Age to Iron Age. We had the fantastic opportunity to take part in a range of activities such as chalk carving where the pupils carved a picture on a lump of chalk with a sharpened flint or carve it into a representative shape, just as prehistoric people did. We also learnt the skills of wattling with hazel rods to create a fence and as a basis for the walls of a house. The children explored a range of life size model dwellings and sat as a year group in the roundhouse, discovering what people of these ancient times ate, how they made a fire, how they survived and where they slept. It was a wonderful experience (and for the first time since I have been at WJS…with no rain)!
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