Artists and Inventors Meet the Flintstones Rationale: A unit based on high quality picture books to assist transition for Year 3 students; pupils will explore the question How is a Stone Age child different from me? Why did the Stone Age people become artists? Why did their cave paintings endure for so long?
Hook: Reading corners will be Stone Age themed with reading tents or caves, cave paintings and pretend fires. Visiting workshop will introduce the topic on our first Monday; children will have costumes etc
Outcome: Writing outcomes will include a journey to a strange land story, a persuasive text (Dragons Den style) plus video and instructions (How to Brush a Sabre-Tooth Tiger’s Teeth).
CLA (Core Learning Area) Literacy Reading: a phonics teaching approach will continue with the use of Stone Age mini stories and picture books (Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura and How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson and Kate Hindley) Writing: we will study sub-headings in non-fiction texts, conjunctions, expanded noun phrases and the possessive apostrophe. GPS: the past tense including irregular versions (e.g. caught, taught, struck) and the double consonant in verbs when a tense ending is added (e.g. cutting, splitting, chipped) History: Stone Age people as hunter-gatherers and early farmers; village life. know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative
understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
Art: cave paintings to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing and painting , and experimenting and evaluating a range of colours and textures using natural materials produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design know about the Stone Age people as early artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms. Science (materials): How did Stone Age people make paint? Why did their paintings in caves endure for so long?
Learning Value Focus Value: Creative and inquisitive Skill: note-taking, presenting, evaluating and Asking Historically Valid questions analysing How Long? 4 weeks
When? Term 1 September 2017
Continuous Learning: GPS and Phonics; Maths; P.E., PHSE, Music Visits:
Visitor: Stone Age Workshops: Hands On History
Parental Involvement: Visit our Stone Age classrooms with Cave Painting gallery and Dragons Den videos