Year 5 pupils at Rydal Penrhos got the chance to delve deeper into the Stone Age as part of a cross-subject project this term.
Exploring curiosity is something that forms a key component of a Rydal Penrhos education. This allows pupils to engage in conversion, discover new things about themselves and their abilities within a diverse, strong curriculum that enables them to flourish on a daily basis from Pre-School right up to Sixth Form.
Teaching and support staff do an exceptional job of preparing each pupil for whatever challenges lie ahead. This is done in a safe, happy environment and gives pupils the confidence to ask questions, communicate effectively and expand their respective horizons in the process.
Another fine example of this came throughout the term for our Year 5 pupils, who have been studying the Stone Age throughout a number of important subjects in cross-study – another element that’s prevalent across all areas of Rydal Penrhos life.
Year 5 used their English, History, Geography and STEM lessons during the autumn term to discover more about one of the most prominent areas in human history. They began by looking at how people survived and lived back in the Palaeolithic period, which was around 2.5 million years ago to 10,000 B.C. and saw early humans living in caves, simple huts or tepees and were hunters and gatherers.
They used basic stone and bone tools, as well as crude stone axes, for hunting birds and wild animals.
As part of their STEM project, Year 5 researched how Stone Age people sheltered throughout the prehistoric period as a whole and found out that houses changed considerably over that time. Using natural materials so they would be as authentic as possible.