It is the 14th October and we are still in the Stone Age.
We have learned that the Stone Age is called the Stone Age
because it was a time that tools and weapons were made of stone.
Stone flints were found in the rocks and stones that fell.
That is how people know that people lived at Rathdown
during the Stone Age.
Because we are both animal lovers and own dogs,
we really enjoyed learning about how man and dogs
became friends when Stone Age man went hunting.
Man and dog helped each other hunt.
That way they both got fed.
You can read more about how dogs
became loyal to humans HERE.
Man’s best friend is the dog.
This is still true today.
We sketched Stone Age man wearing animal skins.
We drew man’s best friend.
We are making a collage of a deciduous forest.
Ireland was covered in deciduous forest during the Stone Age.
The opposite of deciduous is evergreen.
Deciduous trees lose their leaves.
The leaves turn yellow, red and brown in Autumn.
Then they fall off the trees.
Evergreen trees stay green all year round.
We have been working in 2D.
We are planning to do some work in 3D.
We are going to build a type of shelter
that Stone Age man would have used long ago.
Stone Age man was a hunter gatherer.
He would move around to hunt animals and gather food.
He gathered berries, nuts, seeds, mushrooms,
leaves, birds’ eggs and shellfish.
So they needed a shelter that was
quick and easy to build.
We built a model of the kind of shelter they used.
To make this we used tree branches, twigs,
leaves and material that can look like animal skin.
We used plasticene too. You can see it HERE
We will also do some work on the First Farmers.
When we have finished working on the Stone Age,
we will move on to the Bronze Age.
By Jack and Sean