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Respect

The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond

Excellence

The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.

Aspiration

The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.

Cooperation

The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.

Happiness

The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

English

During this half term we will be exploring the Stone Age in both English and Topic. We will be learning how people in the Stone Age lived compared to how we live today. In English, we are reading Stone Age boy. It is about a boy who travels back in time and befriends a cave girl called Om. She takes him on an adventure to meet her family and explore the caves. We will be going back in time and putting ourselves in the role of a Cave person. We will write our own narrative about our adventures in the Stone Age.

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Our learning journey begins with a memorable experience: To start off our topic we read Stone Age Boy and built our very own Stonehenge using baked dough. We also created our very own cave paintings that looked just like those made by cave men in the Stone Age! We had already looked at lots of real-life examples and practiced drawing the animal shapes using charcoal and chalks so we were very excited to begin. We used sandpaper  to make it feel rough and crumbly like a cave wall. We painted the pictures in natural colours to create beautiful pictures of Stone Age pupils and animals. There were lots of amazing foxes, horses, bulls and deer painted. Some of us painted around our hand prints, the cave man way of adding our signature!

 

During the reading session, we discussed how they used to gather and hunt, what they used to eat, and the types of homes and settlements they use to live in. We will also be learning about how Stone Age people discovered fire, and how this changed their lives forever! 

       

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