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NEW Style Stone Age to Iron Age Detailed Unit Plan – Years 3 and 4



This unit of work contains the following resources:

– 1 Cover Sheet including assessment, sequence of learning, and specific knowledge outcomes. This now fulfils the role of the MTP so you do not need to purchase that as well.

– 6 Numbered detailed lesson plans including contextual information, substantive and disciplinary knowledge children should gain, relevant links to other periods in history, key topic-related vocabulary and disciplinary language.

– Additional resources to be used in lessons are provided including consistent use of chronology on PPTs to build up chronological understanding of the historical narrative of British history, introducing children to the concepts of periodisation and varied duration; writing scaffolds and evidence in a number of forms from high-quality sources.

It is aimed at Years 3 and 4 and contains challenging but age-appropriate sources so please check before using to ensure they are appropriate for your class. These lessons give a clear and accurate overview to the period of history being studied. Each lesson builds on the previous ones to build up a coherent and knowledge rich understanding of aspects of British prehistory and some of the changes that took place across the earliest stages of humanity. There is a focus on drawing conclusions at the end of lessons based on the evidence the children have studied.

The use of a clear enquiry question to guide the learning ensures that the concepts taught are purposeful. At the end of the learning sequence, the enquiry question should be answered in a way which makes use of the knowledge gained through the study.