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Year 3 learn the difference between primary and secondary sources of evidence in history

Year 3 learn the difference between primary and secondary sources of evidence in history

We have been learning the difference between primary and secondary sources of evidence in history, to help the children to understand how we find out about the past. First, we pieced together a picture of a Greek vase and looked carefully at what the picture could tell us about life in Ancient Greece. Next, we handled replica artefacts and tried to work out what the objects were and how they might have been used. The children were very excited to investigate the items -long jump weights, an oil lamp, theatre masks and a pair of ballots. They asked very interesting questions, persisted in their enquiry, using some extra clues provided. They thought that the job of an archaeologist would be a very interesting one. The objects in the photograph are: theatre masks, an amphora, long jump weights, voting ballots and an oil lamp. Ask your children to tell you about them.

Please can all year 3 children bring in a shoe box next week for their ICT animation project.

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