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Stone Age to

Iron Age

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  • Make a multimedia presentation about aspects of life in the Stone Age

  • Write a sequence of instructions to program a robot to move round a giant map of a hillfort

  • Make an animation of one of the many Stone Age story books



  • Find out where the best places to build Iron Age settlements are and why

  • Make maps of surviving UK monuments from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages

  • Find out about the settlement of Skara Brae

  • Make a visitor's guide to Stonehenge

  • Make a giant map of an Iron Age hillfort for your programmable robot




  • Map out a prehistoric settlement like Skara Brae on a grid using co-ordinates

  • Design a prehistoric counting system (like this Nrich challenge)

  • Work out how many years ago the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages were

  • Make an accurate model of Stone Henge using scale

  • Compare the lengths and heights of different prehistoric animals

  • Weigh different rocks or fossils and record in a graph

  • Investigate the circumferences of different stone circles


  • Find out about prehistoric musical instruments

  • Research Stone Age musical stones and have a go at making your own set

  • Create and perform raps about Stone Age life

  • Make up your own lullaby to sing to the baby from the book Cave Baby

  • Compose music for a journey through a cave


  • Investigate the rock cycle (we suggest this crayon rock cycle idea)

  • Find out about how fossils are formed

  • Investigate materials: stone vs. bronze vs. iron

  • Learn about different layers of soil (here is a great activity)

  • Investigate the best material for new trousers for Ug for the book Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age

  • Learn about prehistoric animals and their food chains

  • Use caves as a starting point for learning about light and shadows (you could make shadow puppets of prehistoric animals)

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