September - April only.

Key Stages 2+

Study changes from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.

Tour our Iron Age hillfort with complete circular ditch, learn about the archaeological evidence which has been found here and collect stickers to remind you.

Thresh and winnow ears of grain, grind it in our quern stones, then cook bread over an open fire.

Learn about roundhouses and weave a mini wattle wall to take home. If time allows, use slingshots to learn about defending the Wandlebury hillfort.

Wandlebury’s Iron Age programme proved an insightful introduction to our topic on Prehistoric Britain. The day was full of a great selection of hands-on learning activities as well as providing the children with opportunities to discuss and reflect on Celtic life.

During your visit the children will be split into groups and will take part in a selection of fun, hands-on activities.

Groups will stay together and rotate around the activities throughout the day.

Activities take place in different locations around the Park, but all activities are in the vicinity of the Education Centre.

All activities are designed to complement the History National Curriculum for Key Stage 2 and include the following learning outcomes:

  • Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources such as artefacts, archaeology and the written word of Romans.
  • Understand connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms.
  • Be able to understand and ask historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity & difference and significance.
  • Gain chronological knowledge and understanding of the timeline Stone-Bronze-Iron-Roman history and about Iron Age hill forts: tribal kingdoms, farming, art and culture.
  • Identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods.
  • Gain knowledge of the lives of significant individuals in the past, eg Boudicea.