The children in Year 3 are currently studying the topic ‘From Stone Age to Iron Age’.. They will explore the changes that occurred in farming, religion, travel and technology. They will also learn about the historical and archaeological significance of Skara Brae and Stonehenge.
In the second half of the term, the children will be linking their English work to this topic as they are using ‘Stig of the Dump’ by Clive King, as their key text to explore different writing genres.
In Year 4, the children are exploring the topic of ‘Earthquakes and Volcanoes’. They will be learning about where earthquakes and volcanoes occur in the world and the historic events at Pompeii.
The key text in English will be, ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Philip Pullman, which will be used as the focus to develop their writing skills in a range of genres, including poetry, fiction and non-fiction writing.
In the second half of the term, the children will be using stories with historical settings to explore the issues and dilemmas faced during both world wars. The key texts will include, ‘The Christmas Truce’, and ‘When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit’.