Stig of the Dump
This term we have really enjoyed this topic. In home study we have been doing creative, investigative and mathematical tasks. The home study has different types of ways to present the work e.g. writing it down and making it. In art we did cave paintings where we had to do a colour wash followed by painting images in black or red and brown. In English we have written a setting description to describe where Stig lives and a character description to describe Stig’s personality and appearance. In history we did a Stone Age timeline and we also learnt about the different times in Stone Age history. These are called Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic. In our topic work we did a model of a Stone Age house from the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic or Neolithic period. In music we made Stone Age instruments and we recreated the lyrics to We Will Rock You to a Stone Age style. Also in art we did a Stig collage. We did hunting (we didn’t really kill anything). At the end of hunting we threw a foam javelin at pictures of Stone Age animals. We made Stig silhouettes out of tissue and black card. We went into the forest and discovered a Stone Age territory. We thought that it was Stig’s den! We really enjoyed our topic, but we would like to learn more about Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic. This has been an amazing topic and we looking forward to our next topic. By Isla and Emily
We have learnt about what Stone Age people used to eat. They were called hunters and gatherers. All of Year 4 went outside to hunt and pretend to kill Stone Age animals and to gather berries and plants (pictures printed on cards and hanging in the trees). When gathering plants we had to hold the circle of trust and not let go. We held it because the hunters needed to stay together to be able to be successful to help their fellow team mates. After, we got into groups and there was a foam javelin per group that we pretended was a spear. All groups had to throw the javelin and try to hit the fake animals. At the end, Miss O’Leary and Miss Jameson attempted to hit a fake animal and they both did very well! By Emily, Elle and Zoe
We went on the field and saw lots of animals and Elm and Beech class were in groups of 6. We were all holding a hoop and we had a whiteboard and wrote down the animals we saw. We also had to find plants. We were pretending to be back in the Stone Age time. Like time traveling into the Stone Age. For the plants there were labels hanging from the plants and we saw at the bottom if they were poisonous or not. By Lily.