Year 4 Stone Age Cave Art

The children in Year 4 have started their new history topic, The Stone Age. This week they became hunter-gatherers and foraged in the school grounds for things they could use to create some cave art. They found various objects that could be used to create colour and texture – moss, petals, berries, grass, feathers and mud.  During their art lesson, they used a pestle and mortar to break down and mix the various objects. They then used the ‘paint’ they had created to make a replica of some cave art from the Stone Age period. Pupils chose to draw a variety of prehistoric animals, people and hands, all of which have been discovered in caves around Europe and in South America and date back to at least 10,000 years BC. Great work, Year 4!