Learning In Year Three at West Earlham Junior
In the autumn term we learn about life in Stone Age Britain.
The two areas of science we will be learning about are about how animals get their food, and about different types of rock, including how fossils are formed.
We will learn;
- That animals, including humans need the right types and amount of nutrition
- That animals get nutrition from what they eat
- That humans and some animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
- How fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within rock.
- To compare different types of rock based on their properties
- To recognise that soil is made from rock and organic matter.
Fossils and Rocks
Here are some videos and information from BBC Bitesize about Fossils and Rocks:
This is a great site to explore from the Natural History Museum in London:
Animals and Nutrition
Animals, including humans, get nutrition from what they eat. To be healthy animals need the right type and the right amount of food.
The British Nutrition Foundation has lots of information and ideas about a healthy diet: Healthy diet Information
Some animals, including humans have a skeleton and muscles for support, protection and movement.
There is more information about the skeleton here, including a diagram with the names of the bones. We will be learning some of these in school:
We will learn about locating countries and cities and places on a map of the UK and that people settle where there are natural resources for them to use.
We will learn:
- To use maps and atlases to locate the countries and capitals of the UK
- To use maps and atlases to locate the Orkney Islands and Skara Brae
- What natural resources are
- About the natural resources the early farmers needed to make a settlement
Locating Places on a Map
The focus of learning in history is the change from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will be learning about the late Neolithic hunter-gatherers and the early farmers of Skara Brae in the Orkney Islands.
We will learn:
- When the Stone Age and Iron Age were
- How the hunter gatherers lived in Britain
- Some of the reasons why people began farming
- About the technology that the early farmers used
- What a primary source is in history
What is a primary source? Primary sources are the raw material of history. They may be the leftovers or relics of the past- for example a building or a stone axe, or may be records of what happened, made by people at the time, for example the diary of Anne Frank or a newspaper. Primary sources may have been preserved deliberately or by chance.
Historians use primary sources to find the evidence to answer their questions about the past.
Some longer clips with more information on how Prehistoric people lived in Britain presented by an archeologist:
Here is some more detailed information about Stone Age tools from the Smithsonian museum. Have a look at the website; it has so many interesting pages to look at.