Through the Ages
This term we will be digging deep into three different periods of British prehistory: the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We will be discovering terminology relating to time and sequencing dates to make a timeline. Exploring the changes to people, homes and lifestyle throughout the different periods, investigating examples of prehistoric settlements, monuments, burials and artefacts in detail. We will also study how technology has improved over time, including how the discovery of different metals changed the way that people lived.
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To finish off our time looking at the Stone Age and after exploring the mysteries of Stonehenge, we had a go at building our very own Stonehenge out of biscuits. Following the formation of the stones and trying to balance the biscuits was tricky business! It took us quite a while of careful movement and patience to finally get all our stones standing, but when it was time to eat the biscuits it all disappeared in seconds!
In geography we have been looking into the layers of the Earth. We created our own little clay Earths and then cut a chunk out to pain the 4 layers inside. The children did a brilliant job, making sure that each layer was the correct thickness. We have now moved on to looking at maps, using coordinates to pin point an exact location and exploring the human and physical features that we can see there.
For Science we have been delving into the inner workings of our bodies. How do we keep them healthy? What type of foods should we be eating and how much from each food group? Could we hunter gatherer our food from around school like prehistoric people would have? Do people with longer legs jump further?
We have designed our own healthy eating plates, showing a multitude of examples of different foods we could use and try, finding out about the benefits of each. We then conducted an investigation to answer the question 'Do people with longer legs jump further?' we each had a go at performing our best jumps and then measured the 3 children who had jumped the furthest. And the results showed that just because your legs are longer, doesn't mean that you can jump the furthest!