Learning about life in the Stone Age

January 24 2022

Children make Stone Age bread over a fire on Frenchay Common

Children make Stone Age bread over a fire on Frenchay Common

CHILDREN at Frenchay C of E Primary School have been finding out about life in the Stone Age and Iron Age.
A trip to Stonehenge was the highlight of a topic for the school's older children, which also looked at what people ate and where they lived in Neolithic times.
Head teacher Katherine Marks said: "They were very lucky and excited to be able to go on a trip to Stonehenge, where they discovered lots of amazing facts about the site and why it was built."
Pupils learned about the different types of houses people lived in and built their own models, using clay and other materials.
They also imagined being tour guides for the Iron Age and created their own Stone Age and Iron Age menus after finding out about the different foods available.
The final lesson involved the children using a Stone Age recipe to make bread dough.
Mrs Marks said: "They scavenged sticks and wrapped the dough around them, before baking our bread on an open fire that was set up on the common!
"Amazingly it worked, and they all got to try some freshly baked Stone Age bread – it was delicious."
An official consultation on increasing pupil numbers at Frenchay has been opened.
South Gloucestershire Council is proposing to increase the school's admission number from 20 to 30 from September 2023.
The council says the number is in line with "anticipated demand in the local area" and is stage one of the enlargement plan for the school, which is due to open on its new site this September.
The school will eventually provide up to 420 places – 60 children in each year group – once the new site has reached full capacity.
Anyone wanting to comment on the admission numbers was being advised to email charlotte.johnston@southglos.gov.uk by January 28.