It was a bleak and gloomy day when the historians and archaeologists in Year 3 set out for Stonehenge.
They were going to spend the day being Neolithic people and trying to uncover the mysteries that surround Stonehenge and the landscape.
The children spent time with historians looking at how the Sarsen Stones were pulled into an upright position. It was difficult to move the models of the stones so imagine what a toil it would have been to move stones as heavy as 7 buses!
Once we had conquered that task, we tried to replicate building the whole of the stone circle. It took us about 30 minutes, not the 500 years archaeologists believe it took to build the real thing.
We even found time for a bit of a Neolithic fashion show.
Then it was off to see the stones…
We don’t think we solved any mysteries, there just seemed to be so many unanswered questions…
Where did the Heel Stone get its name?
Why are there lumps on top of the Sarsen Stones?
These are the questions we will be exploring in our work this term.