Rye's Year 3 & 4 Pupils visit the Ashmolean Museum

Prep School Humanities

Last week our Year 3 and 4 pupils spent the day as historians and explored the Ashmolean Museum.

Our Year 3 children spent the morning learning about Prehistoric Britain and were able to handle materials and artefacts used by the Stone Age and Bronze Age people. They had to work as detectives to establish the exact purpose and function of the materials and artefacts. Year 3 pupils then had the opportunity to make jewellery for a Prehistoric celebration.

Year 4 pupils spent the morning discovering what life was like in Roman Britain and they too were given the chance to handle original artefacts, discussing what each one could have been used for and what it was made of. They then had to complete a treasure hunt to find specific objects important to the Romans living in Britain, including jewellery, weapons and parts of their central heating system.The day was finished off with a quiet sketching session in the European Art gallery. The children came back to school with a better understanding of what it was like to have lived in Prehistoric and Roman Britain. Please visit our Flickr album to see what we got up to.



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