Cliddesden Primary School

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Cliddesden Primary School, Cliddesden, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25 2QU

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Butser Hill Ancient Farm

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Chestnut Class visited Butser Hill Ancient Farm as part of our History topic. We had a fantastic day learning about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We learnt that there were three parts to the Stone Age - Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic. At the farm, we were lucky enough to experience what it would have been like to live as a Stone Age and Iron Age child. We sat in a replica of a Stone Age and Iron Age house and noticed how their shape changed through time, from rectangular to circular. 
We took part in three different activities. We became artists and created our own chalk carvings; we made cordage bracelets; became a farmer and made wattle fences, and used clay to make Stone Age and Iron Age clay pots. After our clay pot making, we used Stone Age soap to wash our hands!

The trip was very hands-on, and we had lots of fun learning new facts and experiencing life in Pre-historic Britain!