Experience what day-to-day life was like in Prehistoric times.
Forest School Plus, in collaboration with Herd Farm Activity Centre, offers a day of outdoor activities to support Key Stage 2 learning about the changes from Stone Age to Iron Age.
The sessions are led by Tina Roberts, a qualified teacher and Forest School leader, and Ian Roberts a professional archaeologist.
The prehistoric activities at Herd Farm utilise a mesolithic camp and a reconstructed Iron Age farmstead, comprising three authentic full-sized replica roundhouses within a ditched enclosure, set in the rolling rural setting of north Leeds. This exciting setting is conducive to understanding and appreciating the challenges of prehistoric life and the skills and ingenuity that were required to survive over 2,000 years ago.
You and your pupils will spend a day at Herd Farm and find out how our ancestors lived. By the end of the day pupils and accompanying adults will have dressed as prehistoric villagers and taken part in exciting dynamic activities that reflect day to day life in the prehistoric times.
The day will be spent outside so pupils and accompanying adults will need to be prepared for the weather.
A typical day could include:
Activities on the day vary according to the length of the visit, questions posed by pupils, weather, season and resource availability. In response to requests from teachers we have developed several different experiences: