As part of their Stone Age learning Year 3 have been designing and making model stone age tools. After examining pictures of tools and some rock samples, we generated a list of properties a replica stone age tool would need.
Children then tried their hand at using string and knots to join materials together. After this, children experimented with carving soap to represent the stone blade.
This led children to a design of their own tool. We used the school grounds to find some suitable sticks, as well as using more modern supplies of wood. Finally, the children made and evaluated their tools.
Perhaps, one day, they will be able to try some real flint knapping.