Stepping back to the Stone Age, Year 3 and 4 pupils at St John's C of E Primary School, Wellington, have fully emersed themselves into their Topic this week and learnt about this fascinating era in history. Both classes spent Thursday 2nd December as cave men and woman. The children enjoyed dressing-up and creating their own 'bone' necklaces with pasta. They made axes with paper mache in preparation for hunting in the school grounds for their paleolithic lunch. For lunch, they feasted amongst the dinosaurs, and enjoyed a banquet of vegetable soup, dinosaur legs and wings (chicken drumsticks and wings), leaves (salad), forest fries which was served up with a dollop of dinosaur blood (tomato sauce). Pudding was mud cake, with wooly mammoth milk and foraged berry sauce, which tasted a lot like black forest gateau!
After such a feast, the cave men and woman returned to their caves for a restful afternoon creating cave drawings of prehistoric animals.
All of the children and staff had a throughly wonderful day, and the hands on event really helped their understanding of this fascinating era.