Stone Age Boy

Stone Age Boy

Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura

One day a little boy is walking along when he trips, stumbles and falls … into the Stone Age! He meets a girl his own age and her tribe, and learns all about their way of life. He watches them make tools, clothes and weapons. He sees how they hunt, fish, cook, celebrate – and even how they paint on the walls of caves. But when a furious cave bear attacks, he wakes up back in his own time where everyone tells him it was only a dream. But was it?

Main Focus: Comprehension

This can be used when looking at newspaper reports with your Year 3 or Year 4 class or it can be used as a guided reading comprehension activity.

The wide range of questions will help your children attack different types and levels of questions as well as develop their skills with reading a text with adventurous vocabulary.

This resource pack is fully differentiated fo Y3/Y4 so have a look to see if it would be suitable for your class.

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Main Focus: Spelling

We know that it is important for children to work on skills within context. This is a rewritten passage from Stone Age Boy to include as many ly words as possible.

In this resource your class will be challenged to identify the incorrect spelling and spell many ly words and some statutory words accurately.

Your class will then use the words in sentences of their own.

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Main Focus: Vocabulary Extension

Your class will be extending their vocabulary by focusing in on the vocabulary used in this newspaper report linked to Stone Age rock paintings.

In this resource your class will read the focused vocabulary in context and explore their definitions.

This is a great resource to accompany Stone Age Boy as well as useful when introducing your Year 3 or Year 4 class to historical aspects such as evidence and factual information and newspaper reports.

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Main Focus: Word Tiers

This is a great resource that is very useful when completing independent writing as it gives your class terminology usable in their writing.

All your children can choose words to suit their ability and understanding as well as having the opportunity and ownership to push themselves to improve the quality of their written work.

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Main Focus: Fronted Adverbials

This activity allows your children to work on their sentence construction by using fronted adverbials linked to the book.

There are a range of activities to suit all abilities in your guided reading groups. You can choose whether the children:
– Identify fronted adverbials
– Identify and punctuate
– Add in adverbials

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Main Focus: Contractions in Context

If you are looking to incorporate contractions linked to your topic on the Stone Age then this is the resource for you.

This resource allows your children to work on locating contractions in context of the book.

Your Year 3 or Year 4 children must identify the contractions within the passage and write the original two words.

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Main Focus: Using Apostrophes for Contractions

Can your children replace the two words with contractions throughout the text?

This resource focuses on:

I’d                    I had

Couldn’t           could not

Should’ve         should have

You’re              you are

I’d                    I would

Didn’t              did not

She’d               she had

Don’t                do not

Won’t              will not

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Main Focus: Contractions

Are you class struggling to grasp and use it’s and its correctly?

This is another great grammar resource for Lower KS2 that helps your children recognise when to use its or it’s.

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Main Focus: Planning a Story

This resource can be used as a guide to help your class plan their narrative writing linked to the Stone Age Boy.

Your LKS2 class will plan a narrative of when a Stone Age boy gets transported to the modern day.

They will explore the foundations of creating a story and by following the guides will follow the structure of a story.

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Main Focus: Talking and Listening

This is a great resource that encourages your class to reflect on the book and highlights different discussion points.

A great activity for a talking and listening lesson with your class or groups during guided reading.

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Stone Age Explored

This is a wonderful resource that encourages your class to explore different aspects of the Stone Age. From clothing and beliefs to cave paintings, dwellings, food and more.

This is also great as a whole class activity as you can click on the area of interest and explore with your class. There are fantastic images to support the writing.

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Meet a Stone Age Boy

Here are a few fantastic resources to accompany your Stone Age topic work with lower KS2.

You children will learn more about an imaginary stone age boy called Grey Otter. Your  class will learn more about where he lives, eating habits, what he gets up to in his spare time and more.

The other resource explores how our ancient ancestors used flint for tools.

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