On Monday, Year 5 embarked on a journey of discovery and learning at Old Sarum. Reflecting the creation of the new Humanities faculty, the children were asked to view the historical, geographical and religious aspects of the 4000 year old site and so discover how the three subjects are not separate but linked. They learned why Iron Age man chose the site to create a hillfort due to its geographical position; they explored the various layers of occupation of the site and how each occupant used it and built on what the previous incumbent had done to the site; they learned about the medieval inhabitants and their social system; they became archaeologists trying to work out what various artefacts from the site told us about the people who lived there; they explored the remains of both cathedrals and the religious role and impact of the site on the area.

Written by: Mr Atherton