Back to the Stone Age!
What are we learning about?
The children will be transformed into archaeologists during this unit of work. They will learn about life in the Stone Age and become experts at how to survive the era.
We will be looking at the book 'Stone Age Boy' and his journey back in time to the Stone Age. This will help us with our research into our exciting new topic! Children will be gathering information and making notes in order to report back to class, verbally and in written form.
In Guided Reading, we will also be looking at stories such as ‘Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age and his search for Soft Trousers’ by Raymond Briggs, looking at creating their own narrative, developing character and setting description.
This unit will mainly focus on forms of measurement such as length, capacity and weight. We will be learning how to convert between measurements for example scaling between mm, cm and m.
We will also continue our work on formal calculation methods.
Our main focus subjects will be History, Science and Art. We will be looking in detail at the Stone Age period of History, looking at what it was like to live in the Stone Age and some of the legacies left behind today. Children will look at Stone Age Art and mark marking.
In science, we will be continuing to look at forces and the impact we can have on a force. We will also be looking at the effects friction can have on the speed of an object. This will link in with working scientifically where children can carry out their own experiments and write up their findings based around this topic.
How you can help at home
Parents can support by encouraging children to read lots of information books about Stone Age history, and gather information for their home learning project, which will be investigating an area of the Stone Age and presenting it in a variety of ways.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/handsonhistory/ancient-britain.shtml - A day in the life of a stone age 10 year old
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sn911TNR4M Stone Age horrible histories