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This Term's Big Idea... LONG AGO

In the Long Ago project your child will learn about their history and how they have changed from when they were babies. They will learn about their family history and heritage and find out what life was like in the past. They will learn about what it was like to go to school in the past and how everyday objects, such as clothes, toys and vehicles have changed.

We will be sharing stories that have been passed down and told for hundreds of years (Fairy tales), and looking at castles, finding out how long ago they were built and talking about how they are different from the homes that we live in.

We will also be finding out about dangerous dinosaurs! Your child will find out about prehistoric animals that lived on Earth. They will learn facts about dinosaurs and discover how big some of these giant creatures were. They will learn about the difference between carnivores and herbivores and find out what the word 'extinct' means. 

Supporting your child at home

  • Look at photographs of the children as babies and discuss how they have grown and changed.
  • Look at family photographs so the children can see family members when they were children.
  • Talk about what your life was like when you were a child/Grandparents were a child.
  • Go onto the Natural History Museum website and look at interesting facts about dinosaurs together.
  • Go to the CBeebies Dinosaurs website and explore the games and videos together.
  • Look up interesting dinosaur facts to share them with the class.
  • Visit a local castle or historic building (remember to share your photos with us on Tapestry!)
  • Share traditional tales and see if your children can re-tell the key parts from the story (Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel etc).
  • Share and discuss the ‘Big Ideas’ resource – sharing ideas about the enquiry questions and talking about the vocabulary.

Here is our Big Ideas poster (please see clearer copy as PDF attached below)