New Stone Age Workshop for Years 3 and 6 at Cliffe Castle Museum

Year 3 pupils have been enjoying the new Stone Age workshop at Cliffe Castle using the museum’s archaeology collection to learn more about life in the Stone and Bronze Ages using period artefacts and archaeological techniques.

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 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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Published: 05/11/2014
Audience: Primary school teachers
Contact: Rebecca Dawson

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