Stone Age to Iron Age Day
On Tuesday 10th February Year 3 and 4 travelled back in time to the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age!
When we reached the Stone Age we learnt about how cave paintings were made using natural pigments. We experimented adding sand to our paint to give a textured effect.
Cave paintings were often of animals or hunting scenes.
We used the cave paintings in the Lascaux caves as inspiration.
When we reached the Iron Age, we learnt about how clothes were made using a technique called weaving.
At Butser Ancient Farm, we spun sheep’s wool to make the threads and discussed how they would have used berries and flowers to colour the threads.
Weaving would have been the next stage in making clothes. We used a cardboard loom and then made our Warp, the vertical lines. It was then time for the fun part experimenting with different colours to make material.