Welcome to Spring in Year 3
This term we will be learning all about The Stone Age right through to the Iron Age. We will be covering the following
Story as a theme: Stig of the Dump’ (stone-age)
The Stone Age/present day’ Information texts: Either volcanoes, rocks or information about the Stone Age
Rocks : Compare and group different kinds of rocks; fossils; soils are made from rocks and organic matter.
Earthquakes and volcanoes: Investigate earthquakes and volcanoes: what they are; why they happen; and how they affect the landscape and human activity; focus on Nepal (recent events)
Stone Age to the Iron Age What was Britain like after the dinosaurs became extinct but before modern man lived? What was life like after the ice age?
When, how, where was Stonehenge built?
Using photographs or real fossils, observe and make detailed drawings. From drawings, develop a simplified printing motif of a fossil, create a printing block and design.
During our first week back in school we be remembering all those who have sacrificed themselves in two world wars and other conflicts .Remembrance Sunday is a day for the nation remember.
We will then follow by looking at Mary the Mother of God.
Our objectives are to :
Know God called Mary to be the Mother of his son
Know that Mary went to visit her cousin Elizabeth
Know about the mystery of the Incarnation
To understand Advent in the celebration of the birth of Jesus
Know about the birth of Jesus and reflect on what it means.
Our first unit is based on fables. We will be using "The Hare and the Tortoise" by Brian Wildsmith and Aesop's Fables by Michael Rosen.
Our key reading skills are:
Draw inferences around characters thoughts, feelings and actions, and justify with evidence from the text.
Our key writing skills are:
Second unit - Looking at Poems with a structure.
Our key reading skills are:
Third Unit - Persuasive Letters
Our key reading skills:
Evaluate how specific information is organised within a persuasive letter.
Key writing skills
In Maths, we will be focusing on: addition and subtraction and moving onto multiplication. Helping at home with addition and subtraction, using inverse and problem solving will support learning in class. Please follow the link to our maths policies so you can see how the children are taught in school. Also don't forget mymaths.
This class page will keep you updated with all the goings-on in our class and any important information that you may need to know. If you have any questions please feel free to come and speak to me after school. Attached is also a topic overview of all our subject topics for this year.
What you can do at home . . .
Spellings Year 3/4 words
Times table to be practiced daily at home.
Homework tasks- given half termly.
PE- Thursday (Please ensure PE kit and trainers are in school, this is for health and safety reasons)
If you have any other questions or queries, please feel free to talk to me at the end of the school day, or alternatively arrange a meeting with me via Mrs Thompson in the office.
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