Through the Ages Launch Event
After looking at a timeline of the stone age and discussing the chronology of the era, our class took part in some exciting stone age themed activities. We created woolly mammoths using milk bottles and collage techniques, we constructed Stonehenge structures out of biscuits and, after looking at some stone age cave art, we went into our caves (under our desks!) to create our own!
We looked at examples of prehistoric pots, learned about the methods and tools that were used by stone age people to make them and then created our own out of clay. They are called pinch pots because we start by making a hole in the clay with our thumb and then pinch around the edge to make the pot shape. We designed our own decorations in our sketch books and then put them onto our pots using sticks we collected from outside and our own fingernails. We are so creative!
We loved our introduction to musical notation this afternoon. We looked at the difference between beat and rhythm and then created our own rhythms using a stone age theme. Well done, Year 4!