The workshop takes place in two locations, a teaching area and the archaeology gallery.
The Museum staff-led session will look at the way in which life was lived, and resources available in prehistoric times, with activities to illustrate how archaeologists establish a temporal framework for their work. The teaching programme will aim to introduce the principal resources available to early man migrating to the British Isles after the glacial periods
In the gallery, the activities will be teacher led and work around a question sheet which will encourage the children to look at the objects and read the captions to gain further information. The gallery also contains exhibits from historical periods (Roman, Anglo Saxons and Mediaeval) which will be used to put the work on prehistoric cultures into context.
History: Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, a local history study
Literacy: spoken language and reading skills, listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers, ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and build vocabulary and knowledge. Participate actively in collaborative conversations. Use their findings to inform creative writing opportunities.
Numeracy: Undertaking maths activities with particular regard to extended periods of time.
Science: materials and their uses, thinking and working scientifically, processes. Behaviour of materials and atoms.