Chatteris school pupil enjoy action packed Stone Age Day

Pupils at Kingsfield primary take part in Stone Age activities ANL-151102-163548001

Pupils at Kingsfield primary take part in Stone Age activities ANL-151102-163548001

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Year 3 pupils from Kingsfield Primary School in Chatteris, enjoyed an action-packed Stone Age Day.

The children, dressed in earthy coloured clothes reminiscent of the era, took part in a variety of activities throughout the day.

They enjoyed learning how to create fire the Stone Age way with the school caretaker, Mr Stanbridge, who was able to easily extinguish the fire using snow!

The children were then visited by Fossils Galore, who showed them some artefacts including a woolly rhino’s leg bone. They learned some interesting facts about how Stone Age people lived, as well as how fossils are formed.

Finally, in the afternoon, the children separated into three groups – The Woolly Mammoths, The Sabre Toothed Tigers and the Woolly Rhinos – and took part in several activities including cave painting, having made the paint the Stone Age way earlier, making poetry, writing stones and creating Stone Age necklaces with clay “bone” jewels they had made earlier.

Kai Wiltshire (Year 3) said: “I enjoyed holding all of the fossils, especially the animal teeth and bones. There was a big bone that was smooth and really heavy.”

Phoebe Moore (Year 3) said: “I enjoyed finding out how the Stone Age people lived and finding out what sort of animals lived in the Stone Age, including buffalo.”

Year 3 teacher, Helen Rhodes said: “It was fantastic to see the children really engaged in the activities, especially with our own caretaker lighting fires the Stone Age way. We had a fabulous day.”