On Friday 15th November all of year six went to Stonehenge. We went to this historic place to find out some information about the ancient stones and see how they were built compared to a particular Egyptian pyramid. We found out lots of interesting facts such as: The arrangement of the stones seems to be specifically in that order so they could tell the movement of the sun and therefore the time of year; the first metal object appeared in 2400BC and the first major construction at Stonehenge was the ‘Curcus’.
At the stones, the guides answered any questions we had about Stonehenge and gave us pieces of information that we needed for our workbooks. Another way we found out facts is by walking round and looking at the noticeboards around the stones.
There was huts from the Neolithic period, which were built by staff from the ATC here in Cranborne. The houses had thatch rooves and small brown doors. Inside the buildings, there were weaved beds of wood, shelves, a dip in the floor for a fire and different types of tools for example, arrows and spears.
Inside the expedition, they had clay models of Stonehenge alongside details of probably why it was built and perhaps how it was constructed; nobody knows for sure. We are now using all of this information at school to compare this four thousand five hundred year old monument with the Great Pyramid of Giza, in Egypt, which was built at about the same time in history.
By Katie D and Katy HM in 6JG