The Superb Stone Age!

Date: 30th June 2021

By: Admin St James

Category: Creativity, History, Practical learning, Reading, Year 5

Year 5 have absolutely loved our topic Stone Age to Iron Age and throughout this, we have been reading the brilliant book, Stig of the dump. So, just before half term, Year 5 went feral and came in dressed as Stig of the Dump himself!

We started the day by using our figurative language skills to describe the key characters from Stig of the Dump. After this, the children had the opportunity to create their very own cave art drawings, therefore, further developing their artistic techniques using charcoal.

Throughout the day, Year 5 also got to contribute to a giant cave drawing using chalk, showing each chapter of Stig of the Dump – this is going to be displayed within our classrooms across the remaining weeks of Summer term!

Afterwards, we looked at Stig’s superb collection of spears and through this, we developed our knowledge and understanding of the different types of triangles and their key features.

For the rest of the afternoon, we built bridges so that people could cross the chalk pit safely to prevent any more Barney’s falling in and discovering Stig. The children studied structures and types of bridge and then applied their understanding of this to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures. We built these out of… spaghetti! Yes, that’s right, spaghetti! And a little help from some masking tape to safely secure the structures.

We had a fantastic day and ended our project on a high! Enjoy some snapshots of this below!

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