Key Stage 3/4
A visit to Butser Ancient Farm covers a wide area of the curriculum at this level. As part of their history curriculum pupils can cover Prehistoric Life, Iron Age Celts and Romans, Early Civilisations. The emphasis is on historical enquiry using artefacts and the results of our experimental research. A strong part of our work is in the field of interpretations of histories, encouraging discussion and debate. Pupils at this stage can also use a visit as background information for a Latin course, or for a day of study on sustainable resources or technology.
Your visit begins with an introductory talk, focussing on your chosen topic. Then all pupils participate in “hands on” activities. Teachers are asked to choose four activities for their group. Every pupil has the opportunity to participate in all the activities, regardless of the size of the group.