Historic Heroes

Through the Ages

This project teaches children about British prehistory from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, including changes to people and lifestyle caused by ingenuity, invention and technological advancement. In the Through the Ages project, your child will learn about three different periods of British prehistory: the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. They will discover terminology relating to time and sequence dates to make a timeline. They explore the changes to people, homes and lifestyle throughout the different periods and investigate examples of prehistoric settlements, monuments, burials and artefacts in detail. They will also study how technology improved over time, including how the discovery of different metals changed the way that people lived.

Companion projects

Prehistoric Pots - This project teaches children about Bell Beaker pottery. It allows the children to explore different clay techniques, which they use to make and decorate a Bell Beaker-style pot.

Plant Nutrition and Reproduction - This project teaches children about the requirements of plants for growth and survival. They describe the parts of flowering plants and relate structure to function, including the roots and stem for transporting water, leaves for making food and the flower for reproduction.

Cook Well, Eatwell - This project teaches children about food groups and the Eatwell guide. They learn about methods of cooking and explore these by cooking potatoes and ratatouille. The children choose and make a taco filling according to specific design criteria.

Animal Nutrition and the Skeletal System - This project teaches children about the importance of nutrition for humans and other animals. They learn about the role of a skeleton and muscles and identify animals with different types of skeleton.

Contrast and Complement - This project teaches children about colour theory by studying the colour wheel and colour mixing. It includes an exploration of tertiary, warm and cool colours, complementary colours and analogous colours, and how artists use colour in their artwork.

One Planet, Our World - This essential skills and knowledge project teaches children to locate countries and cities, and use grid references, compass points and latitude and longitude. They learn about the layers of the Earth and plate tectonics and discover the five major climate zones. They learn about significant places in the United Kingdom and carry out fieldwork to discover how land is used in the locality.

I have attached the knowledge organiser for our topic as well as ideas which the children can do at home for extra homework, to further their learning.  

Our PE days for this term are Monday and Tuesday. Your children will need full PE kit for both days - plain white T shirt, black bottoms and a red, grey or black hoodie or jumper.


Homework will be given weekly. The children will be asked to complete:

  • 15 minutes of their reading books at least 3x per week
  • Times tables practise https://ttrockstars.com/
  • Spellings to learn: 

Spelling word list for Year 3 and Year 4 

Occasional topic tasks may be set.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks

Mrs Schofield, Mrs Wolstenholme and Miss Burtoft.

Topic related documents

Knowledge Organiser

Home Learning Workbook

Home Learning

Word Mat

Useful documents

Instant Recall Facts - Autumn 1

Instant Recall Facts - Autumn 2

Instant Recall Facts - Spring 1

Instant Recall Facts - Spring 2

Instant Recall Facts - Summer 1

Instant Recall Facts - Summer 2