Posted on July 10th 2017

Year 3 at Butser Farm

Year 3 recently visited Butser Ancient Farm, located in Waterlooville, to learn more about the Stone Age and Iron Age. They travelled by coach and were excited to see vast green fields and various animals on the journey.

Pupils took part in activities including wattling (making fences), archaeology, clunching and cordage (a type of weaving). They were fascinated to learn that these were all jobs that a child would have taken on during the Stone Age, in order to help their families build homes and keep their animals safe!

Children ate their packed lunches inside a Neolithic long house, which was decorated with cave paintings on its walls. The children have since written recounts about their time at Butser Ancient Farm, with many remembering this day as one of the best of their lives. Year 3 would thoroughly recommend the venue to family and friends.

Mr Watts

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