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Through the Ages

Through the Ages


The big question for this project is: Which era was the most important for early civilisation?


In the Through the Ages project your child will learn about three different periods of British prehistory. They will learn about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. 


This is a history- based project in which they will discover terminology relating to time and sequence dates to make a timeline. They will explore the changes to people, homes and lifestyle throughout the different periods and investigate examples of prehistoric settlements, monuments, burials and artefacts in detail. They will also study how technology improved over time, including how the discovery of different metals changed the way that people lived. 


The children will also complete some companion projects over the Autumn term which are Skeletal and muscular systems (Science), Contrast and complement (Art), Prehistoric pots (Art), Cook Well, Eat Well (DT) and One Planet, Our World (Geography). The coverage of these is included below. 

Year 3B had fun making Bell Beaker pots out of clay. They used sticks and stones to decorate their pots because the Beaker Folk only used natural resources.

Science- 3B learned about a healthy balanced diet and the different food groups. They sorted out different foods into the five food groups. Ask your child: What are the different food groups?

History- 3B learnt about the different periods in the Stone Age and compared the climate, settlements, food, tools and weapons and art in those periods.

History- 3B compared how tools and weapons developed from the Palaeolithic period to the Neolithic period.

English- 3B have written some amazing instructions on how they made their Bell Beaker pot.

Science~ 3B explored the different bones in their bodies. They had fun labelling a life size skeleton before labelling the bones on a skeleton diagram. Ask your child: What is the strongest bone in our body?

Geography - Year 3 enjoyed a lesson where they explored the world map using an atlas. Here they are locating the different countries on the world map.

Art- The children completed their innovate challenge where they could only use the colours they had mixed in previous lessons to create their compositions. Look at their fantastic work.

Art- Today the children looked at a famous painting and had to recreate the colours used in that painting by mixing water colours.

Art- The children had fun learning what complementary colours are. They then had to create some complementary colours of their own using the water paints.

Art- In their art lesson, year 3 learnt all about the colour wheel. They then looked at warm and cool colours. Here you can see the children experimenting with the water colour paints and creating a wheel to show the warm and cool colours.

Geography ~ After learning about the layers of the earth, 3B used edible items to show and label them. Ask your child: What are the 4 layers of the earth?

Geography ~ 3B enjoyed a lesson where they explored compasses and their uses. They then used compass directions to navigate the different places on a funfair map. Ask your child: What are compasses used for?

Culture day- 3B enjoyed a brilliant afternoon. They learnt about 5 different countries and completed a variety of activities. Ask your child: What countries they have learnt about and what the country is famous for?