The children have been learning about Skara Brae, a Neolithic settlement on the Orkney Islands, just off Scotland. It is believed to have been inhabited between the years of 3200BC-2200BC. It was rediscovered in 1850 during a great storm, which ripped off the top layer of earth of a grassy mound, then called ‘Skerrabra’, and revealed the ancient site. There lies 8 small dwellings linked by narrow passages, and suggests that early humans began to settle in one place, rather than being on the move continually. The children have been thinking like archaeologists, and trying to figure out what the artefacts found there may have been used for.
For the last couple of weeks, Ospreys have been developing their Art and DT skills with a couple of on-going projects. Above are just a few pictures showing them in the midst of making Stone Aged jewellery using modelling material and sawing wood to create Stone Aged shelters.