Why was Stonehenge built?

In class on Tuesday we looked into the mystery of Stonehenge: why was it built, how did they build it and why did they build it where they did?

We started by looking at where the stones came from and the children were a little confused why they would drag stones all the way from Wales. Sami asked, ‘Why wouldn’t they just build it in Wales?’

Then the children stared to dig into reasons that historians have considered to be the reason why Stonehenge was built.

The children decided that they thought Stonehenge was built to measure when the summer and winter solstice occur.

Natural disasters display

These are our displays in the corridor outside both year 3 class rooms. All our fantastic homework is on display and our Pompeii figures show how some people were left whenever Mount Vesuvius erupted. We were shocked and saddened by this but we have learnt so much in our topic. Also, we have wrote our own newspaper report based on facts that we’ve researched about the time Vesuvius erupted. Please leave your comments below and let us all know how much your child has enjoyed this topic. Thanks, Mr Nalton and the team in year 3.