In Year 3 this term we continued to explore our big question, taking the opportunity to delve a little deeper and secure knowledge of prehistory.
We have gained a firm understanding of the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic period, completing this period with the Bronze and Iron Age.
We began our topic by exploring how tribes had developed their skills and how settlements had changed over 3.4 million years. From this exploration we researched, planned and designed a Stone Age house.
This supported us in creating our own Stone Age house in a box. We had some fantastic creations and had the opportunity to share these within our class. We then progressed to look at how tribes had begun to build settlements on hill forts and the benefits this provided with safety and farming. We learnt that this was when different tribes began trading goods such as metals, cloth and food.
We explored the different roles that people took on such as farmers, builders, weavers, toolmakers and traders. In addition to this, we explored the Beaker people (Bell Beaker people). We explored the role they played in pottery and the beaker-drinking vessel they created.
In Computing, we learned about emails and how to add attachments. We had lots of fun designing images to send to each other.
Next term we'll be exploring the question, “What makes us British?”