Year 3 - Key Knowledge and Learning Outcomes

Year 3 Key Knowlege

  • BC means before Christ but we now call it BCE before common era
  • AD is after Christ which is now called CE common era
  • The Stone Age is divided into three periods: the Palaeolithic period (30,000BC – 10,000BC), Mesolithic Period (10,000BC – 8000BC), Neolithic Period (8000BC – 3000BC) Bronze age started in 4000 BC and lasted about 1500 years
  • The iron age started in 2500 BC and lasted for about 800 years
  • Stonehenge was built over many hundred years and work began in 3000 BC
  • The Egyptians were an ancient civilisation from 3000BC to 30BC.
  • The Egyptians built pyramids and monuments and many are in the valley of the kings
  • The most famous Egyptian Pharaoh was Tutankhamun he died the age of 19
  • Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered in 1922 by Howard Carter
  • The Borough of Wirral was founded in 1974
  • Parkgate was an important port at the start of the 18th century


Year 3 learning Outcomes

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.

Ancient Egypt

  • 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.

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