Autumn Term

Updated: Nov 17, 2021


Autumn Term 1


What was new about the New Stone Age?

We are going to be jumping back in time to the Stone Age where we will explore how life changed for people during different periods, including the Early, Middle and New Stone Ages. We will cover why the period was called the Stone Age, and what archaeological evidence there is from the period, particularly in the form of artefacts and monuments. The main focus will be on the New Stone Age and how that contrasts with the earlier periods. We will look in detail at the Neolithic settlement at Skara Brae and the conclusions we can reach from the evidence found at the site. Links will be made to the types of evidence introduced at Key Stage 1, and knowledge and skills will be further developed. The unit will also feed forward to Year 3 Unit 2: The Bronze Age and the Iron Age. Where possible, links will be made to the period in our locality.

The Big Finish will consist of a fantastic Stone Age Day, where we will create our own cave paintings, prehistoric pottery, cook our very own Stone Age food and lots more!

Our learning

Christmas Fair Preparation!

Here's a snippet of what we have been preparing for the Christmas fair. It's a surprise and we can't wait for you to see the final result! The children have shown great resilience.

RE Day

We learnt about belonging in Hinduism and Sikhism and made our own diwa lamps for the festival of light- they are so beautiful!

Stone Age Day

Stone Age Display Including our wonderful 'My Way' homework, our homemade fossils and cave drawings!

Roald Dahl Day

What a marvellous time we had!

Autumn Term 2


Why is climate important?

Throughout this topic, the children will be introduced to different ways of communicating geographical data, particularly through different styles of maps. They will learn to read weather and climate maps, and learn how weather and climate are generalised into world climate zones. The concept of biomes will be explored, each with distinctive climate, soil, flora, fauna and human activity. We will be finding out about the world's hottest, coldest, wettest and driest locations in geography, making our own weather systems in science, using Google Earth to explore the world in computing, painting monochrome images in art and lots, lots more!

Check out our Study Guide to find out about everything else that we're going to be getting up to in other lessons here.