We had a go at our maths targets today and 4 clever girls managed to achieve a target! Brilliant job girls!
We’ve been having a think about how archaeologists are able to tell us things about the past. We thought about what would happen to different materials over time and realised that materials like wood and thatch would rot away but that they would leave a mark in the earth where it had once been. We made our own imprints in clay, left them to dry and covered them in sand. We then took turns at being archaeologists and excavated the sites to see if we could find the wooden post imprints. We really enjoyed this activity.
Following our Skara Brea research, we decided to have a go at making some necklaces like the ones they found in the village. We had a problem though…their necklaces were made of animal bones and teeth! We decided that we would make clay beads and try and make them look like the beads the stone age people would have used.
Click on the picture below to take you to the BBC site about Skara Brae. There are different activities for you to have a go at which will help you to learn more about life back in the stone age! Sadly the evidence page has been archived by the BBC so the video links don’t work. Just stick to the activities page.