As part of their History learning, Year 3 children have been looking at the world renowned West Country landmark; Stone Henge.
Stonehenge is perhaps the world’s most famous prehistoric monument. It was built in several stages: the first monument was an early henge monument, built about 5,000 years ago, and the unique stone circle was erected in the late Neolithic period about 2500 BC.
Top Facts about Stonehenge:
- Stonehenge is a stone circle in Wiltshire, England.
- It was built 5000 years ago.
- It took 1,000 years to build.
- Scientists think that the stones were a way to tell the time of year.
- Stonehenge is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- Nobody knows for sure how the stones were moved to Stonehenge.
The children were set a task of building their own version of Stone Henge using Bourbon biscuits and icing. They did a great job and Stone Henge has never tasted so good! Please click on the thumbnails below for a larger view of the pictures.