Wingham Primary School

It’s all about the children

Term 2

For our topic ‘A perfect prehistoric life? Is it for me?’ the children have been learning about changes from The Stone Age to The Iron Age. During DT lessons the children planned, made and evaluated their own Stone Age tool.

The children were also lucky enough to have a Stone Age Day with Ms Brewster in our forest school area. They learnt how to light the fire in various ways including with flint and steels. They also prepared and cooked a delicious vegetable stew.

As part of our history lessons the children have been learning about Stonehenge. They re-created Stonehenge using biscuits. They then demonstrated their fantastic understanding by creating an information leaflet.

During science lessons this term the children have been learning about rocks. They have learnt about the three types of rock: sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous. In order to understand how each type of rock forms they created each rock using chocolate. The children have also tested a range of rocks for hardness, absorption of water and reaction to acid. After completing these tests they were then able to decide whether the rock was sedimentary, igneous or metamorphic.

Class 3 began term 1 learning about Chiaroscuro a painting technique using the contrast between light and dark. They learnt to draw the human face and then applied chiaroscuro.

In term 2 they moved on to look at how the Celts wove their clothing and blankets. They perfected their weaving techniques with paper and then set to work to weave a fabric using a cardboard loom.