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Through the Ages - Autumn Term

The Cornerstones project that will begin in the Autumn Term for Class 2 is Through the Ages. This is a History project which teaches children about British prehistory from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, including changes to people and lifestyle caused by ingenuity, invention and technological advancement.


The learning through this project will support us in answering the Big Question:

How did everyday life change from the Stone Age to the Iron Age?



Driver subject Knowledge Organiser - History

In addition to our main History project, we will also be studying a range of companion projects throughout the Autumn term.


This project teaches children about the importance of nutrition for humans and other animals. They learn about the role of a skeleton and muscles and identify animals with different types of skeleton.

Art and Design

This essential skills and knowledge project teaches children about colour theory by studying the colour wheel and colour mixing. It includes an exploration of tertiary colours, warm and cool colours, complementary colours, analogous colours and how artists use colour in their artwork.

This project teaches children about Bell Beaker pottery. It allows the children to explore different clay techniques, which they use to make and decorate a Bell Beaker-style pot.

Design and Technology 

This project teaches children about food groups and the Eatwell guide. They learn about methods of cooking and explore these by cooking potatoes and ratatouille. The children choose and make a taco filling according to specific design criteria.


This essential skills and knowledge project teaches children to locate countries and cities, and use grid references, compass points and latitude and longitude. They learn about the layers of the Earth and plate tectonics and discover the five major climate zones. They learn about significant places in the United Kingdom and carry out fieldwork to discover how land is used in the locality.


During the Autumn Term we will be learning about two different religious celebrations. The first celebration we will explore is Ganesh Chaturthi, a Hindu celebration. The second celebration we will explore is Guru Nanak Gurpurab a Sikh celebration. 

Below are the glossaries for these projects, listing the vocabulary we will be introduced to.