Year 4 and Stone Age Art

Year 4 children at Great Wood Primary have been studying the topic “Stone Age to the Bronze Age”.  As part of a rich and varied scheme of work, the children have been looking at cave art and paintings such as those from the famous Lascaux caves situated in a hill overlooking the village of Montignac, in the Dordogne area of south-west France.

Cave Art Recreated by the Year 4 Classes

Year 4 Stone Age art.

Year 4 Stone Age art.

Picture Credit: Great Wood Primary

The picture above shows a prehistoric Woolly Rhino (Coelodonta antiquitatis) on the left of the photograph.  The children’s Woolly Rhinoceros drawing is reminiscent of the famous Coelodonta antiquitatis depiction to be found in the caves located at Chauvet-Pont-d’Arc in southern France.  Whilst the red coloured, horned animal is very similar to a drawing of a Steppe Bison (Bison priscus) from Altamira, Spain.

Year 2 Handle Woolly Rhino Fossil Bones

Everything Dinosaur visited the school to conduct a dinosaur and fossil themed workshop with the children and ironically, in one of the many packing crates that they had brought with them, they had some Woolly Rhino fossil bones.  The children in Year 2 who had brothers and sisters in Year 4, were invited to handle the fossil bones of an animal that their siblings had so diligently drawn.  The teachers took plenty of photographs and these could then be shared with their colleagues teaching the lower Key Stage 2 classes.  In this way, Everything Dinosaur was able to help Year 2 learn about fossils as well as helping to reinforce learning for Year 4, adding another dimension to their project work.

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