A Prehistoric Adventure

This half term we have been learning about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and how our ancestors lived during these times. Our best bits of the topic so far are: making clay Beaker pots, carving Stone Age weapons from soap, making Woolly Mammoths and painting Stone Henge. We are super excited about our dress up day tomorrow. Joel is going to be a Blacksmith from the Iron Age (he already has the anvil made), Mia is going to be an Iron Age girl and her costume has a leopard print pattern and Barney is dressing as a Stone Age caveman. This term has been a 10 out of 10 because it has been fun, exciting, interesting and creative.

We have written you a quiz to test your knowledge:

  1. What is the name of people who stay together for their whole life? (written by Leo)
  • Clan
  • Nomad
  • Family
  1. Which of these animals lived in the Stone Age? (written by Maisie)
  • Wolf
  • Cat
  • Polar Bear
  1. Which metals make Bronze? (written by Harvey)
  • Gold and silver
  • Tin and copper
  • Iron and steel
  1. How did they make hand axes? (written by Carter)
  • They made a clay mould
  • They made a bronze mould 
  • They are moulded them by hand
  1. What are Bronze Age pots called? (written by Lucy)
  • Beaker pots
  • Cup pots
  • Spoon pots

Black History Month

In 5/6 we have been learning about about Black history. The children found out about how black people were treated unfairly in America. The buses were segregated and blacks and whites did not mix. Many white and black people, who believed this to be unfair, would not go on the buses and boycotted them. Rosa Parks was a black person who stood up to the inequality and started making things change. Children learnt the importance of standing up to racism and being tolerant and understanding of people differences.

We talked about inequalities and how some people may not be treated fairly or have the same chances. We looked at 3 cats who had equal amounts of fish but the fish were not the same size so it wasn’t fair.

We explored how sometimes we have to change things to make them slightly different ion order to give everyone the same opportunities. Examples of what the children talked about were:

  • How years R and 6 might have different races on sports day to give them both the same chance to succeed.
  • How a mixed game of netball with adults and children might have to give the children a head start to make them have an equal opportunity.

It was impressive to see how the children understood that sometimes things were slightly ‘unfair’ in order to make them equal or fairer for all and give everyone the same opportunities.