Welcome to Year 3!
Welcome to Year 3! Our Teacher is Miss Dance and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Webb and Mrs Edwards. Mrs Rees will be teaching RE on a Thursday afternoon.
This half term we are going back in time to the Stone Age where we will be discovering all about how they lived! Many of our reading books will be based around the topic, such as Stone Age boy, Stone Age Bone Age and Stig of the Dump. We will be finding out about the late Neolithic hunter-gatherers and early farmers and learn all about ‘Skara Brae’ and ‘Stonehenge.’ We will then be moving on to find out about life in the Bronze Age before moving onto the Iron Age and how the Celts lived.
Our Art and DT lessons will involve our topic where we will explore cave art and even create our own cave paintings! In our Computing sessions we will be researching to find out about how people lived in the Stone and Iron ages, while also continuing to stress the importance of using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.
In English we will focus on describing settings to set the scene of stories and also describing characters. We will also be writing our own ‘Stig’ adventures where we go back in time to the Stone Age! Following on from this, the children will be learning about and writing their own fables.
In Maths we are going to be working hard on our place value, addition and subtraction (both mentally and with formal written methods) along with lots of problem solving! We will continue to rehearse our times tables regularly. We will also be working on statistics, shape, and angles later on in the term.
In Science we will compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties. We will also describe how fossils are formed and recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter. We will then start to explore light and shadows, and will choose the best material to make our own shadow puppets.
Later in the term we will start a new topic ‘World War 2’. We will create a timeline, learn key events including learning about Chipperfield during WW2. In English, the children will write evacuee letters, comparing the similarities and differences between informal and formal. We will then move on to watching, acting out and writing WW2 play scripts.
During our WW2 topic, in PE, the children will learn some lindy-hop/swing dance moves as well as creating freeze frames of different WW2 images. In Art, we will be looking at silhouettes of London buildings and smudging using different materials. The children will think of questions/facts that they would like to find out about WW2 and then will independently research the answers during our Computing sessions. Following on from this, the children will create a World War 2 PowerPoint presentation, adding transitions, animations and sound effects.
Our JIGSAW sessions will be focused on our place in the world and the importance of being different from others.