Curriculum Kernewek

Cornwall Agreed Syllabus 2011

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+ Standing Stones

Standing Stones are predominantly found on high, open ground in Cornwall. They are often near natural tors or hills and other ancient monuments such as burial chambers. Some people suggest that the stones were put there to form or complement a 'sacred landscape' perceived and used by Bronze Age inhabitants.

Whilst Key Stage 1 pupils may struggle to appreciate the age of the monuments they will be able to recognise the arrangements of stones e.g. stone circles, stone rows.

Pupils can consider how people erected stones in this way and the purpose or meaning of standing stones in the landscape.