This term we will begin our new topic The Stone Age to the Iron Age. The children’s learning begins with a science focus learning all about rocks and soils. The Power of Reading book “The Pebble in my Pocket” will complement the children’s new scientific knowledge and be the inspiration for our first narrative as we tell the story of our own pebble. We will then begin our history focus on life in the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. As we read “The boy with the Bronze Axe” we will step back into the Stone Age and learn about the daily life and rituals of the ancient village of Skara Brae. This compelling, fictional account of the famous Orkney settlement provides the inspiration for our writing. Two of the central characters, sister and brother, Kali and Brockan, live in the village at Skara Brae. When the story begins they are using their stone axes to chip limpets off the rocks, but they find themselves trapped by the tide. They are rescued by a complete stranger, a boy called Tenko who comes from a land far away to the south. Tenko possesses a bronze axe and bronze is something the villagers of Skara Brae know nothing about – Tenko’s bronze axe is sharper, more effective, more magical than anything the local people possess. We will write our own narrative based on the story as well as writing reports on an aspect of the three time periods studied.