This afternoon, class 9 were given their learning objective: to research Skara Brae. But what is Skara Brae?! That’s what they had to find out!
Class 9 – what did you find out about Skara Brae? What interesting facts did you research?
I learnt that they had furniture
All made out of stone!
I remember in our class assembly Alexander explained,
“And in Skara Brae, Orkney, they even found stone toilets flushed by streams!”
Followed by Ben/Bones remarking,
It was covered by a sandstorm (I think!)
And then uncovered by a storm in 1850.
Then uncovered and lived in!
I found out that their houses were connected with passage-ways apart from one house.
The one house I think was a workshop?
More using the Chromebooks!
That’s a good thing!
And I learnt that Skara Brae is located on the west bay of Sandwick, Orkney!
Then I really enjoyed designing a poster about it!
I hope we do more about Skara Brae! (Or other Stone Age villages in general)
what fun new places for this morning. So wish these were are natural home places.
There was a central hearth
We learnt that there were underground passageways linking to underground houses
We learnt that the skara brae people were the first people to have stone furniture
I love that the houses were round but throughout time they updated into more rectangular but still rounded roofed houses
I learnt that they had a built-in hearths in the centre of the room I wish I had that in my house to keep me warm and cosy in the winter weeks
I also learnt that the middern was almost like a central heating area I remember how it was made it was so disgusting they use rubbish to create heat from the bacteria???
That is something that I really wouldn’t want in my house, how revolting!
I agree with Oscar in one of his blogs I really enjoyed making the poster about Stone Age villages but my most favourite work on Skara Brae pretending to be an estate agent describing and persuading people to buy the one and only Scara Brae house an exclusive high-quality construction.?
I wish we could do that all over again, it has been my favourite lesson during class nine, well apart from high adventure but that doesn’t really count is a lesson wink wink
I have learn lots about SkaravBrae, however I didn’t know that the Skara Brae was reviled by a winter storm in 1850
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