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Our first topic is called...Where did the hunter gatherers go?

In History we will be learning about key events from the Stone Age to the Iron Age period. We will learn about Stone Age daily life including Stone Age food and tools. We will discover more about the history of Skara Brae and Stonehenge. We will examine the changes that happened throughout this period of time.

Once the children have concluded learning about Stone Age to Iron Age, they will complete an in-depth study on earthquakes in Geography. They will learn about how the Earth’s crust is broken into tectonic plates which sit on the Earth’s mantle.There are different layers of the Earth  (inner core, outer core, the mantle and the crust) all with different properties. That earthquakes can happen at any tectonic plate boundary. Earthquakes are measured according to two different scales: the Richter scale and the Mercalli scale. Children will idenity that Cross bracing, large ‘footprints’ and tapered geometry make buildings earthquake proof. 

In Science study on forces and magnets. Children will explore how forces can make objects start to move, speed up, slow down or change direction. They will compare how things move on different surfaces. They will learn that some forces need contact between two objects, but that magnetic forces can act at a distance. They will identify that magnets attract some materials and not others and that these are known as magnetic materials. They will learn that some metals, but not all, are magnetic and that all non-metals are non-magnetic. They will learn that magnets have two poles and that two magnets will attract or repel each other, depending on which poles are facing.

In computing, the children will be using the software: 2Calculate to look at the use of spreadsheets and how to input data and generate graphs. They will begin to look at advance cell functions. 

In DT, the children will learn textile skills. They will engage in a class Christmas stocking enterprise for the Christmas Fayre.