Building Stonehenge

We continued our third english lesson with a quick check up on stone age vocabulary, with the use of Playmobil…

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…before going on to look at images of ‘stone henge’ . We talked about why we thought stone henge was built, whether it was a gathering place or a place of spiritual connection, or perhaps a place where people could see the movement of the moon or the sun, and we looked at different types of stone ‘circles’.
We then tried to create our own ‘stone henge’ using clay – and exploring english words to describe the feel of the clay at the same time…

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Here are the completed works of art – I just love them!

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…and we won’t forget the mammoth and the horse that were also made…

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The book ‘Noune – Child Of Prehistory’, has proved an excellent book to read to my own children (though the english may be too difficult for the other kids…)..

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…and we rounded off our family film night, with a showing of ‘The Croods’ – not exactly an ‘authentic’ stone age film (!), but fun just the same! 😉

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