Lower Key Stage 2 Stone Age to Iron Age Britain

Children learn about life in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, a period covering a million years of history. As well as understanding the chronology of this fascinating time, children will learn about the food, religion, homes, technology and art and how each of these areas developed and changed over time and how amazing developments occurred from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.

Block A
6 sessions
Introduction to Stone Age to Iron Age Britain

How do we know about Britain’s prehistory? Make timelines with dates of the periods in Stone Age to Iron Age Britain. Hold class debates and produce non-fiction writing.

History, English
Block B
5 sessions
Food

Discover the development of food and cooking from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Learn about the course of events that led Stone-Age people to move from hunting and gathering to farming.

History, English, DT
Block C
6 sessions
Technology, Tools and Inventions

Explore developments of technology and inventions from the Stone Age to the Iron Age and speculate why these changes occurred. Make replicas of inventions and try forging iron and an alternative to bronze-casting.

English, Science, Computing, DT, History
Block D
6 sessions
Religion and Ritual

Design and build a replica Stonehenge. Make replica objects to use as props. Re-enact scenes from prehistoric religious ceremonies and make a video/audio lecture about the development of religion in prehistory.

English, Art & Design, Computing, DT, History
Block E
6 sessions
Homes and Everyday Life

Learn about the development of homes and settlements from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. Investigate life as a villager in those times. Research daily tasks, recreate houses and weave with wool.

History, English, Art & Design, DT
Block F
6 sessions
Culture and Art

Research art and music in prehistory. Make replica art objects from Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages. Make replica musical instruments. Take part in an improvised performance and present your work.

History, English, Art & Design, Music
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