Welcome to our Year 4 Class Page
Hello and welcome to our class page!
In Year 4, our Class Teacher is Mr Hay and our Teaching Assistant is Miss Richardson. We work together to ensure the children continue their love for learning across the curriculum within Manor Farm Academy for them to achieve their full potential. This page provides the opportunity for us to share our wonderful learning so we hope you enjoy reading about our time in Year 4.
This term out topic is Stone Age to Iron Age
Pupils learn about life in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, a period covering a million years of history. As well as understanding the chronology of this fascinating time, pupils shall learn about the food, religion, homes, technology and art and how each of these areas developed and changed over time and how amazing developments occurred from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.
‘Stone Age to Iron Age’ immerses the pupils in Year 4, in the past with a thrilling range of learning experiences designed to inspire and excite. In the introduction to Stone Age to Iron Age, pupils will discuss how we know about Britain’s prehistory. They will create timelines with dates of the periods in Stone Age to Iron Age Britain.
Pupils will research, explore and discover how people survived the Stone Age period and its significant developments from food to homes.
They will learn about the course of events that led Stone-Age people to move from hunting and gathering to farming. Next, pupils shall learn about the changes in homes, in terms of the materials used to build them and the importance of a settlement’s location.
Pupils will develop an understanding of how UK land use changed from the Stone Age to Iron Age period, as well discovering how Britain became an island after the erosion of Doggerland; the ridge between Britain and Europe. They will then make comparisons from Britain’s prehistory, in comparison to present day. A range of geographical and historical sources will allow pupils to ask questions and address hypotheses of what happened during this part of prehistory. Pupils will explore a range of UK settlements and places of interest, such as Skara Brae and Creswell Crags, learning about the fascinating discoveries, which have led to our knowledge of how the past is constructed.