Following an extremely successful celebration of Magna Carta's 800th anniversary last year Bearwood Primary and Nursery School got a taste for delving deeper into history. During an enrichment project last Autumn pupils interviewed museum archaeologists who excavated prehistoric settlements near to the school.
Pupils found out that there had been an Iron Age roundhouse on the field next to the school and decided to build there own. Poole Museum have been working with staff and pupils from Bearwood to deliver the project. This has involved thinking about the design of the house, gathering materials (including coppicing wood), fundraising and will shortly involve the build itself.
One of the best things about the project has been the opportunities for cross-curricular work and in particular weaving real life maths problem solving and reasoning in.