STONE AGE TO IRON AGE IN A DAY

Stone Age to Iron Age is, consistently, one of most popular topics – as drama helps bring this complex period of history to life for children.

Stone Age to Iron Age in a Day covers all of the key elements of life across the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages – exploring the way people lived, communicated, ate and survived. This day is perfect for Year 3 as they begin their KS2 history curriculum as, in just one school day, they get a great insight into life in these long ago times.

All of our History in a Days encourage children to become more curious about the history of the UK and the wider world. Our workshops are planned to encourage enquiry and allow children to develop chronological knowledge, as well as contextual understanding of how people lived and survived and the impact of historical periods on how we live today.

Choose from a Learn and Present Day (for 1 class) or an Explore Day (for up to 4 classes) depending upon how many children you’d like to learn about the topic.

LEARN AND PRESENT:

For one class of children.  An action packed day, with a performance!

Based on the always popular Play in a Day format, a Learn and Present day is a fun and engaging day that really motivates your pupils. They’ll spend a full day with one of our practitioners, doing drama activities, playing games, singing songs, and having loads of fun. Across the day they’ll learn about life during The Stone Age, The Bronze Age and The Iron Age, learning all about communities, homes, rituals and tools.  They’ll learn and, as they do, develop a performance which is unique to them.

At the end of the day the class present their learning as a performance with music, costumes and props to an invited audience of parents and the rest of the school.  It’s loads of fun and the chance to share their learning helps to make the experience memorable and meaningful for pupils.

EXPLORE:

For 2, 3 or 4 classes of children.  Everyone takes part in an engaging drama workshop.

The Explore format is perfect for larger schools as it gives you up to 4 workshops in one school day.  Each class works on the Stone Age to Iron Age topic, learning historical information, facts and dates as well as developing their understanding of how people lived and how life changed during this period of history.  All learning is delivered through drama games and activities which makes the learning fun and accessible to all.

You can also build an EXPLORE day with 4 different topics based on the needs of each class.

Key learning in Stone Age to Iron Age in a Day:

  • What happened in the Ice Age and how the great thaw affected Britain.
  • The importance of stone, bronze and iron and the numerous uses for each across each age.
  • The way Stone Age people lived – nomadic, hunters, gatherers
  • Stone circles – what were they for? And how do we know?
  • The development of homes and communities in the Bronze Age
  • The development in the Iron Age of pottery, jewellery and iron tools.
  • Historical artefacts – what they are / where they come from / what they show us.

“Barry from Altru was fantastic with the children, he was patient, encouraging and he really knew his subject. The children have retained information because it was taught in a fun and engaging way. It was a fantastic introduction to our topic and really hooked the children into their learning. They were engaged throughout and the day brought some of the less confident children out of their shells.” Miss Lee, Y3 Teacher, Freehold Community Academy, Oldham