This term, the children will be focusing on their own lives and will be considering changes within their living memory. The children will begin to place a few events, people and objects in the correct time order. They will also begin to recognise the differences between ways of life in the past and present. The children will also engage with the classic tale of 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and will start to sequence events within the story.
The children will be recounting parts of stories to talk about things that have happened in the past. They will also begin to understand how the achievements of famous people from the past have influenced our lives. There will be a particular focus on the fabulous explorers, Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus.
This term, the children will travel back in time to the Stone Age to Iron Age. They will learn all about:
- How to survive in the Stone Age.
- Aspects of life in the Stone Age including diet, hunting and living.
- Stone Age homes and tools.
- Skara Brae.
- A day in the life of a Stone Age child.
- Bronze Age mining children.
- Why Stonehenge was built.
- How and why hillforts were built.
- The role of druids in the Iron Age.
- Celtic tribe fights.
Year 4 will be learning all about the Romans this term. They will learn more about chronology and will order events, people and objects. They will pick out and understand different ways the past is shown and will explore a range of Roman artefacts. They will begin to understand and use abstract historical terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’.
This term, Year 5 we will be studying the Vikings. The children will discover why the Vikings chose to invade Britain, using maps to identify the routes that they took to the different settlements. They will explore the Viking timeline, understanding key events in this period of history and when they took place. The children will also study their daily life and use the skills they will develop in English to complete extended writing tasks, for example writing from the perspective of a Viking.
Children will develop an understanding of the impact of Queen Victoria’s reign and the many technological advances which occurred during the Victorian era. They will also explore what life was like for people from different backgrounds and examine the divisions in society at this time.
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