Upton Pupils Fired Up for Latest Topic
Learning is hot stuff for children at Upton Juniors in Broadstairs - as part of their themed learning about the Stone Age, the Year 3 children considered the importance of fire.
The flames of interest were fanned as pupils considered prehistoric rocks and the story of Stone Age Boy, a text they are studying that centres on a young boy who travels 20,000 years into the past and discovers what life as a caveman.
It was decided that creating instructions on how build a fire was a strong starting point.
Katie Vary, head of Year 3, explained: “The children discovered how important fire was in the Stone Age as it was used for cooking, light, warmth and protection.
“They watched some videos about how to safely build a fire. Then they went out into the school’s outdoor environmental area and foraged for sticks, tinder and flint stones to start their ‘fires’.
“We then discussed how to write a good set of instructions and then created our own detailed guidelines on how to make a fire.”
The year group also wrote their own instructions about either making Stone Age stew, clothing and performed a Stone Age poem.