Posted in History, Ruby

Pompeii

This week Ruby class have been learning about the ancient city of Pompeii. Today the children put the events of this disaster in chronological order and discovered what happened to the city and its people.

Posted in English, History, Jet, Onyx, Ruby

Roman Day: Tuesday, 7th June!

We’re going to launch our Summer 2 learning with a Roman Day! Children are invited to come into school dressed up as a Roman citizen. Some ideas for costumes can be found above – grab a white t-shirt and wrap a belt around it for an easy go-to, or add a pop of colour with a scarf. The possibilities are endless! We look forward to seeing everyone’s fantastic costumes when we return from Half Term!

Posted in Art, Geography, History, Jet

Stoneage Builders

Last half term, we were looking at the Stoneage and how life changed through the different periods. We looked at how housing changed from caves, to tents made of animal hide to stone houses with straw roofs.

We made our own sculptures of the style of houses of the Neolithic period of the Stoneage. We learnt how to score the pieces of clay and wet it a bit so it stuck together and didn’t fall apart. We used lots of different techniques such as rolling it into a ball, rolling it into a sausage, cutting it and making holes in it and sticking it back together.

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Kickstarting the Topic Stone Age Style

This term, we’re heading even further back into the past to explore prehistoric times, particularly surrounding the Stone Age. This morning we braved the chilly conditions to use crayons to create our own colourful cave drawings – We hope you enjoyed viewing the drawings in our Stone Age Gallery this afternoon and if you weren’t able to visit the gallery, you can see some of our fantastic work below:

Posted in History, Onyx

Researching Female NASA Scientists

This morning, we’ve been busy with researching two well-known women who worked for NASA: Katherine Johnson (1918 – 2020) and Mae Jemison (1956 – Present). We are going to explore the similarities and differences in their lives, which will inform our biography writing in the next couple of weeks.

Comment below a fact you have learned about either Katherine Johnson or Mae Jemison!

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History – Home Learning.

Our learning for today is to understand what Stone Age artefacts tell us about this period of time.

See below for the answer

How did you do?

According to scientists’ trilobites were on earth before dinosaurs. After the extinction of the dinosaurs came Ice Age animals such as the wholly mammoth. It is believed that early humans appeared around the end of the Ice Age period.

Activity

Check the information below and add any information (in green pen) that you did have in your work.

How long have people been on Earth for?

People have been on earth for about 3 million years AFTER the dinosaurs. The first (Homo sapiens) were around 200,000 years ago and probably came from Africa and were travellers. They did not live in one place and did not farm.

What might these people have eaten?

They foraged and collected, leaves, fruits, nuts, vegetables and hunted animals. They were known as HUNTER- GATHERERS.

What might the weather have been like in Britain millions of years ago?

That climate used to be much colder and that Britain and much of Europe used to be covered in ice so life was very difficult.

Why might life have been difficult?

The first people arrived in Britain at the end of the last Ice Age. They travelled, by foot, across Europe.

Why might they have travelled by foot?

 The only mode of transport was walking and at this time Britain was joined to Europe.

How do we know all of this information about the Stone Age?

Archaeologist have discovered objects (stone, bone, antler tools), bones/skeletons, cave paintings, pottery, monuments. Explain that these pieces of evidence are also known as artefacts. Explain that we do not know everything about them because it was so long ago, and they did not write in the way that we do now. They lived in caves or in camps.

Extension

Explain the importance of artefacts.