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Stone Age to Iron Age

Our new topic for this half term is Stone Age to Iron Age. Get your spears, flint  and animal skins ready as we journey through the Stone Age to the Bronze Age then Iron Age. We will immerse ourselves in this topic through different areas of the curriculum so read on to see what Year 4 will be learning this half term.


As Writers we will be:

  • Learning a range of spelling strategies and rules for suffixes (-sion -tion -ssion -ation -cian)
  • Using inverted commas
  • Using apostrophes for contractions
  • Choosing appropriate fronted adverbials with commas
  • Using adjectives and other descriptive methods to make our writing interesting
  • Editing our writing
  • Writing a traditional story based on Stone Age boy
  • Writing a non - chronological report about the Stone Age


As Readers we will be:

  • Reading Ug by Raymond Briggs
  • Exploring new vocabulary, plots and characters
  • Discussing author intent
  • Making inferences about characters’ thoughts, feelings and intentions


As Mathematicians we will be:

  • Rounding numbers to the nearest 10 and 100 and 1000
  • Counting in 1000’s
  • Representing numbers to 10,000
  • Partitioning numbers
  • Placing numbers up to 10,000 on a number line
  • Finding 1000 more and less
  • Ordering and comparing numbers
  • Counting in 25’s


As Scientists we will be:

  • Comparing the nutritional value of different foods.
  • Identifying what we need to keep our bodies healthy.
  • Comparing the nutritional content of the food which was available in the Stone Age to now.
  • Designing an investigation to explore ways in which we can make food more appealing.
  • Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey


As Musicians we will be:

  • Understanding the origin of Celtic music and reflect on the style.
  • Creating a composition in the style of Celtic music.
  • Performing and evaluate my group composition.


As Spanish speakers we will be:

  • Recapping our learning from last year
  • Counting to 20 in Spanish
  • Asking others their age and responding
  • Saying where I live in Spanish
  • Saying my nationality


As Historians we will be:

  • Learning what pre-history is and how we learn about it today
  • Comparing the daily life of people from different parts of the Stone Age
  • Understanding how technology developed in the Bronze Age
  • Understanding the impact of travel and trade in the Bronze Age
  • Comparing Celtic life to today