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Become an enthusiastic, expert palaeontologist! Learn about the fascinating creatures that inhabited the Earth and study the main epochs of fossils. Investigate famous 18th Century palaeontologists Mary Anning and William Buckland. Explore fossil footprints and fossils humans, ice age creatures and their fossils. Study dinosaurs, their eggs, behaviour and extinction. Learn about Darwin and the amazing story of evolution.
Learn about the fascinating story of human evolution. Create your own family tree and relate it to the family tree of the human species. Find out about how the early humans dispersed around the world. Use storytelling to pass on your learning about human evolution to other children.
This Topic is written for Upper Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.
Children learn about and create their own family tree of human evolution.
Make a map showing early human dispersal around the world.
Learn about four key human fossils and put them on a timeline.
Take part in a philosophical enquiry about Homo sapiens meeting Neanderthals.
Share your learning about human evolution through storytelling.
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