Year 3 - Key Progression
Changes in Early Britain
- BC means before Christ
- The Stone Age is divided into three periods: Old Stone Paleolithic, Middle Mesolithic and Neolithic.
- Bronze age follows stone age
- The Iron age lasted for 800 years
- Stonehenge was built over many hundreds of years and work began about 3000 BC It is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire,
- Skara Brae is a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland, the largest island in the Orkney archipelago of Scotland.
- The Egyptians worshiped many gods and believed in an afterlife
- Egyptian kings and queens are called pharos.
- People and pets were mummified after death.
- The Valley of the Kings is an important archeological site.
- The unified kingdom of Ancient Egypt was founded in 3150 BC by King Menes.
- The name Egypt comes from the work kemet which means black land because of the rich dark soil around the River Nile.
Local History Study
- The River Dee was a shipping lane to the Roman city of Chester.
- Parkgate was an important port from the start of the 18th Century.
- Parkgate has changed overtime as the River Dee has silted up.
- The Borough of Wirral was formed in 1974 when Birkenhead, Bebington Wallasey and Hoylake merged.