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PreHistory Inset Days

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Wednesday 3rd May, 5th July, 6th September

3pm until 6pm  

at Celtic Harmony Camp, near Hertford.

the UK's largest reconstructed Iron Age settlement.

Our experts have designed a programme of FREE INSET days for teachers to support planning and delivering an engaging Prehistory topic at KS2 exploring the changes in Britain from Stone, Bronze to Iron Age.

Outline programme for the day:

  • Interactive Talk of 'Changes in Britain from Stone Age to Iron Age' with artefact handling by Archaeologist Keith Fitzpatrick Matthews
  • Prehistory Hands-on Resources, Timeline and Celtic Harmony work in experiential learning
  • Primitive Skills Workshops with activities such as weaving on warp weighted looms, grinding on quern stones, flints and cordage.

The day will also include a tour of our growing prehistory settlement, including our seven roundhouses.

The Prehistory Inset event is designed to enable you to:

  • Enhance your subject knowledge
  • Increase your confidence in teaching the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages.
  • Curriculum-linked activities and resources, which you can take back to the classroom.

'Learnt lots! Could have listened to Keith all day!' Lucy Hilton Fairlands School, May 2017

"Gave me a much greater insight in exactly what to teach and how to word to children. Very useful. Has given me loads of ideas for teaching!' Tom Robinson, Woolenwick School, May 2017

"It has given me greater subject knowledge." Aylin Demik, Hazelbury, May 2017

"I have a much clearer insight into the history of the Stone Ages and what life was like." Natalie Jefford, Chater Junior School

"I learned a huge amount about an area of history for which I had no existing subject knowledge, and there were some great ideas for me to take back to my colleagues." Helen Paine, Applecroft School

Guarantee your place at an INSET day now and bring your Prehistory subject to life!

You will receive an email confirmation of your place. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis. Places limited to 2 teachers per school.

Fire Lighting Demonstration

Grinding Grain with Quern Stones

Hands on Prehistory activities

Roundhouse Talk

Stone Age Flint Spearheads

Cordage Workshop

On 5 July, we are delighted to welcome guest speaker Kim Somerville, Learning Away Campaign Coordinator for the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. The campaign promotes and champions school trips with an overnight stay and disseminates the compelling findings of the Learning Away programme, which has produced overwhelming evidence about the numerous positive impacts a residential experience can have on everyone involved. 


PreHistory Inset day

Times: 3.00-6.00pm. This day is designed to enable you to: Enhance your subject knowledge


PreHistory Inset day