In the workshop, pupils place the Stone and Bronze Ages within historical context then learn how to use objects to find out about life in the past, getting hands on with real Stone Age artefacts and using archaeological techniques to discover
how people interacted with the land around them.
A teacher led resource for use in the Archaeology gallery is available when booking the workshop based on the development of axes and tools, pottery reconstruction and creating timelines.
Quotes from Year 3 class teachers who visited in October:
“All aspects of this workshop were outstanding and a superb way for the children to be ‘hands on’ with the artefacts.”
“Using practical sources contributed to the children’s learning”
“The workshop pulled all of the children’s knowledge together with a fantastic end to the topic.”
“All children were able to participate and achieve.”
“Hands on experience of artefacts brought to life learning from the classroom.”
“Children were challenged to solve problems, enquire and reason. Super link to our ‘thinking skills’ focus in school.”
Topics covered: History, Art & Design and Technology
Length: 1½ hour workshop in the education room
Cost: £90 per workshop
Teacher led resource (must be booked in advance at time of booking the workshop)
Length: Up to 1 hour in the Archaeology gallery
Cost: £32 per class
For more information on the Stone Age workshop or to make a booking, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01535 618234
The learning team at Cliffe Castle offer a range of science and history based workshops including Rocks & Fossils, Animals & Habitats, Skeletons & Skulls, Egyptian Mummification and The Art & Science of Noticing.
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