Y3 at Creswell Crag

posted 14 Feb 2018, 04:52 by Laura Guiton   [ updated 6 Mar 2018, 01:07 ]
Year 3 had an amazing educational visit to Creswell Crag to support their learning with their topic 'From the Mists of Time'. 

Creswell Cragg has 26 naturally formed caves which were once home to Ice Age animals, neanderthals and humans. Year 3 had the opportunity to visit the Robin Hood Cave, the largest cave. Our guides took us on an exciting tour of this important archaeological site. Year 3s travelled back in time setting foot inside the home of ancient people and ferocious beasts. What would it have been like to live here? What would we have used to try and keep warm? Year 3 were very brave and even turned our helmet lights off to experience real cave darkness! 

Would Year 3 have survived as Stone Age people? Children worked in small groups to create their own shelter for the night. Using wood from around the area the basic structure was established. Year 3s then used animal skins and furs to provide warmth on the ground. 

Now time to hunt! Could Year 3 children spear a reindeer for our hunt. Many Year 3s had an excellent aim and really enjoyed this task! 

Now Y3s attempted to make fire...this was a tricky task!

Time for lunch. Year 3 were ravenous! We travelled forward to present time for our delicious packed lunches. 

Year 3 visited the museum at Creswell Crag. Children looked at ancient bones that had been found near to Creswell. These included hyena, mammoth and lions. As children explored the museum they were asked to find the bones of predators and prey, how many could they count?

Children had to work as paleontologists to piece together the skeletons of  animals and try to work which animal theirs might have been.  

This was a truly interesting educational visit and we all learnt lots. Well done Year 3!