During the first half of the autumn term, Year 3 will be exploring the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age periods.
The children will discover when these periods in history took place and what made it such an interesting and exciting time. They will look at what cave men were really like and explore their discoveries and inventions. They will examine the types of homes people used to live in, what they ate and how they farmed. The children will also learn why historical artefacts are important and how we can use them to help us discover information about the past.
To support their learning, the children will be able to experience what it would have been like to live during these times with a trip to Butser Ancient Farm.
In literacy, the children will be focussing on the text ‘Stone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura. We will look at the features of a portal story (a story where someone goes through a door to enter another time) and the children will then use their literacy and historical skills to create their own portal story. They will also be looking at non-fiction texts and writing their own non-chronological report about Stone Age or Iron Age life.