Term 1 – Stone Age – Knowledge Organiser & Curriculum Information
In the Neolithic humans discovered they could collect and keep the seeds from the plants they used and plant them in the spring and harvest them in the autumn. This completely changed how humans lived as they became settled in small communities so they could store the seeds over winter and then plant and tend to the crops in the spring and summer. The discovery of farming is a legacy of the Stone Age and without our lives would be very different to how they are today. Some people believe that the Megaliths like Stonehenge built at this time had a role in measuring the passing of the seasons. We made beautifully atmospheric paintings of Stonehenge and thought about what it would be like to be there in Neolithic times.
Our museum was visited by every class and also by our parents, it was a great success with many visitors. We were able to show our necklaces and costumes, and tools that we made by flint knapping and then went hunting with in the playing field. Some children caught Sabre toothed tigers, some Wooly Mammoths and others built shelters and gathered berries. The Stone Age has been very interesting… I wonder what the Bronze and Iron Ages will bring in Term 2?