We've worked our way through to the Bronze Age.
Timeline of prehistory
As communities began to settle their houses changed. Rather than use animal hide shelters which could be packed up and transported during the hunter/gatherer years, they began to make permanent homes with wattle and daub walls and turf or thatched roofs. We made our own version of wattle and daub, minus the manure. :)
Britain was home to lynx, wolves and brown bears. Panda girl put them on the timeline under the years which historians think they died out.
The Boy made a woolly mammoth.
And animal finger puppets.
And the girls made Stone Age and Bronze Age people finger puppets.
Some interesting prehistoric printables.
We talked about Bronze Age burial hoards. Bronze is a mixture of copper and tin and the discovery was huge. We made a 'bronze' sword, arrowhead, jewellery and bowls.
We also learnt about the Beaker people who arrived in Britain from the continent. They made decorative pottery beakers.
Stone Age burial long mounds became Bronze Age burial barrows.
Bronze Age circular rock art. It's not easy to chisel a circle!
Understanding how bronze is made.
And archaeology. This had to be done. It turned into hours, which turned into days and days of digging and exclamations and lots of animal bones and pottery and long nails. Cool!
Incredibly the children tamed a robin while they were digging. Tempting him with dozens of grubs they unearthed, he now sits on their hand and feeds off of it! Amazing!