On Tuesday, 3JA visited Tankerton beach for some activities that were inspired by our Topic of the Stone Age and Science exploration of Rocks.

The journey took 30 minutes and we were lucky to arrive before the rain! Our first activity was creating miniature models of Skara Brae and Stonehenge out of rocks from the beach. The children worked really hard on this as the rocks were tricky to balance. Our second activity was scouring the beach and tallying off the items that we saw just like Mary Anning would have done when fossil hunting.

Our next activity was creating stone models of the animals that would have been hunted by people in the Stone Age, there were some brilliant examples of mammoths, cattle and fish.

We then had a picnic on the beach for lunch which was lovely.

Our last activity was inspired by Andy Goldsworthy, an artist who creates incredible structures using nothing but natural resources and gravity. 3JA made some beautiful towers of stone and patterns using sand, shells, stones and sea weed.

We managed to return to the bus before the heavens opened!

A brilliant day!