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Y4 Term 2 Stone Age

National curriculum content

To know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. To understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses.


Lesson objectives

1: To identify key facts and objects associated with the Stone Age.

2: To create and design Stone Age cave art.

3: To describe and explain how food was collected in the Stone Age.

4: To identify and describe the different types of houses that were built during the Stone Age.

5: To research and understand the potential purpose of Stonehenge.

6: To research and produce a fact file on Skara Brae.


What we want children to know

  • Categorise changes into the different periods of the Stone Age
  • Explain the causes and impacts of changes during the Stone Age
  • Make deductions and inferences from sources about Stone Age life Identify some features of Stone Age life
  • Understand how the Stone Age changed over time
  • List some sources we can use to find out about the Stone Age


 What skills we want children to develop

  • How to categorise changes
  • Knowing where and how to search for reliable sources of evidence



Nomad, artefact, Neolithic, Mesolithic, Homo sapiens, hunter gatherer, prehistoric, Stonehenge, Paleolithic, archaeologist