On Thursday 21st September, Year 3 ‘travelled back in time’ to experience a Stone Age day at Celtic Harmony Camp. We learnt about how the Stone Age people lived and experienced some of the daily activities that would happen in a Stone Age village.
Firstly, we worked in groups to collect logs and sticks to build our own shelter. Some of our shelters even had a seat inside using a log and others included a camp area where the fire would be.
Next, we hunted in the woods and collected clues about what the Stone Age people ate. We found out that they collected lots of berries and also killed animals using spears; that’s why they were known as hunter-gatherers! We even had a go at throwing a spear at a large woolly mammoth made from wood.
Then we made arrowheads from soap by shaping it using a stick. In the Stone age, they would shape flint (hard rock) to make a sharp arrow head for their spear; this process was known as flint knapping.
Then, we took part in a trading game where we swapped our items with others and tried to earn the most points.
Finally we went into one of the huts where our leader did a fire demonstration using friction and wood. We had a fantastic day and learnt lots about how the Stone Age people lived. Take a look at our display in the corridor for more information.