This poem will be the inspiration for our Stone Age literacy over the next few weeks -
Journey through the Stone Age
Imagine going back in time,
then back a little more,
when people gathered forest fruits
and hunters caught wild boar.
You’re entering the Stone Age now
but which part will it be?
How about the Palaeolithic,
when mammoths roamed quite free?
This time is marked by artistry
and paintings deep in caves
of sorcerers and animals
to make the hunters brave.
Perhaps you stalk through woodland,
hunting in the Mesolithic?
Bow and arrow in your hand
You’re feeling quite terrific.
You learn your skills from elders
who teach you to catch deer.
Then back to camp for feasting
full bellies, raise a cheer.
Now people’s lives start changing,
new ideas come into play,
of farming, crops and pottery
leading life a different way.
The Neolithic farmers
work so hard to tend their land
they’re looking to the solstice
when a rest will be at hand.
Now our Stone Age journeys finishing
there’s no need for feeling glum
prehistory doesn’t finish there
The Bronze age is still to come!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all. Thank you very much for all your Christmas wishes, gifts and cards.
We have a very exciting term ahead of us; our history topic is the Stone Age and Iron Age and this will be used to inspire our writing, art and design and technology. In geography we will be learning about rivers and the water cycle. Science will be full of exciting experiments and investigations about light and shadow and then rocks and soils. PE will be outside when possible, therefore could you please ensure the children have both indoor and outdoor kit in school at all times.
If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your ongoing support