Year 3 packed up their wellies and lunches on Thursday, to enjoy an action-packed day visit to Butser Ancient Farm and bring their current history learning to life! As one of the most interesting archaeological sites in the whole of the UK, it is a fascinating place for us to explore; a real working farm used to research and explore the Stone Age and Iron Age, it is a perfect destination for us.
After a soggy start to the week, we were relieved that the sun shone as the children had the valuable opportunity to explore a range of houses/dwellings built using the materials and methods typical of these historic eras. Taking on a number of tasks similar to those typical of prehistoric people, our children completed a range of activities to extend their historical knowledge, skills and understanding. These included: carving a picture on a lump of chalk with sharpened flint; making copper jewellery using Iron Age circle designs; wattling with hazel rods to construct a fence and participating in an archaeological dig to hunt for artefacts! In the usual Westfields Way, our children were model learners and we were all proud of their engagement and enthusiasm – well done Year 3 what a memorable day of practical learning!
Miss Leadley,
Year 3 Team Leader