Rocks and The Bronze Age

Adventurers have started a new topic in science all about rocks! We have been learning all about the three different types of rocks: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic and having a close look at different specimens and sorting them into the three groups. We plan to explore further the different properties of these rocks and look at their uses.

In history, we are learning about the Bronze Age  and how people started to make tools and weapons from metal instead of just stone. This has linked nicely to our science topic as we have discovered that people first started to separate copper (a type of metal)  from copper ore (a type of rock) which they mined by digging large pits. We have been very interested in finding out how they made swords and jewellery.