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Autumn 2 Year B - Tribal Tales

Take a moment to step outside and stand quietly and still. Turn off all your technology and try to forget about the modern world! Imagine this place 5000 years ago. What would you have seen? Year 4 will be heading back to prehistoric times this half-term to a time when our ancestors gathered berries and hunted down food. We will learn how they used the objects around them to begin to control their environment!



What do the mysterious rock pictures, found all over the world, tell us about the past? What do they tell us about their lives? Why did they paint them at all?



What kinds of tools did our ancestors use? How did these tools develop over time? How did they discover ways to use new, different materials?



What kinds of animals were prehistoric people familiar with? Did dinosaurs roam the lands??



We have also looked at examples of prehistoric cave drawings and how they depict early humans hunting for food. We recreated some of these in class and they look amazing!


What difference did the discovery of metal and how to smelt and mold it make to the lives of people who lived thousands of years ago? 



What kinds of shelters did people make to protect themselves from the elements and to gather in as families and groups?


PE with the Blackburn Rovers is continuing as successfully as ever, and this half term, the focus is on dance! Year 4 are channelling their inner Vikings for their dance routine, which they have been practising every week! Here is the final dance!

Final Dance

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As part of our learning, Year 4 have been looking at and creating Stone Age jewellery; often, these were made out of bones and teeth of animals that they used to hunt! Don't worry, we didn't use real animal bone! We used modelling clay to fashion the beads and the teeth and painted them to look authentic!

We have also been looking at pre-historic art and recreated our own version! They look very authentic!