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    Year 3

    Autumn Term - Scavengers and Settlers

    For most of us, our basic needs are catered for – food, water, clothing and shelter. We can visit the local supermarket to stock up on food, turn on a tap and have fresh water, choose the clothes we will wear on any particular day, and know that our home will always provide us with shelter.

    Understandably, it can be hard to imagine how difficult life can be for those who do not have immediate access to such basic needs. For our earliest ancestors, every day was a struggle for survival. The basic needs that we often take for granted were not a given for those early hunter-gatherer tribes. Humans had to constantly adapt and learn new skills in order to survive.

    This ‘Stone Age to Bronze Age’ unit will teach the children about how the Stone Age to Bronze Age period impacted on life in Britain. They will learn about how early man survived in a harsh environment, why Skara Brae was important for understanding life in the Stone Age, how copper mining was crucial to the Bronze Age and why Stonehenge was built.

    Children will also learn about why Iron Age people developed hillforts and how important Druids were in Iron Age Britain. Children will find out where the Stone Age gets its name from and which tools were crucial to the survival of early man. They will explore Skara Brae and explain how it was discovered.