Block D - Technology and Tools
The Stone Age is brought to life for the children through blocks that develop their archaeological skills and vocabulary, help them to create Ice Age art, as well as through activities researching and making Stone Age homes. To understand the Bronze Age, the children find out about tool making and while making models, they explore the religious importance of Stonehenge. They go on to role-play life in an Iron Age village, explore and understand Hill Forts, before making and decorating Iron Age objects ready for a tribal meeting.
Learn about the amazing development of technology from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Make your own collection of edible prehistoric tools from sugar paste, chocolate and pastry, speculate about why these changes came about and then have a prehistoric technology feast.
This Topic is written for Upper Key Stage 2. We also have a Lower Key Stage 2 Topic on Stone Age to Iron Age which is suited to that age range in its outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as National Curriculum objectives. If you want to use this material for any other age range, you will need to consider how to adapt it appropriately.
Make a timeline about Stone Age tools and start your own collection of edible tools, starting with a sugar paste axe head.
Make a timeline of Bronze Age tools and make a miniature chocolate Bronze Age axe.
Make a timeline of Iron Age tools and make a pastry sword.
Finish your timeline of tools and technology and have a prehistoric technology feast.