What’s happening this half term?
In English we are using our History theme to lead the way! It is all about the Stone Age…
We will begin by looking at Stone Age Boy and writing setting descriptions about the Stone Age Camp as well as explanation texts about how the Stone Age camps worked and what the tools, food etc were used for. Finally we will look at how we can wash a woolly mammoth (it is possible!) and write some exciting instructions for everyone to follow.
We will finish the half term by moving away from the Stone Age and having a look at some poetry. “You Can’t Take an Elephant on the Bus!” is a fantastic, funny book that will make us giggle before we move into writing our own poems.
Throughout all our writing we will be working on using different word classes to add description and detail to our writing, punctuation and will continue to develop our proof-reading and editing skills.
In Maths this half term we are focusing on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction. Throughout all our Maths work we will be doing lots of fluency, reasoning and problem solving tasks where we use our Maths skills to investigate, analyse and apply. We will also be recapping on some of the Year 2 objectives which would have been covered during lockdown to ensure there are no gaps in our knowledge.
We have sent home the half termly KIRFS and will be spending time each day to try and master these. If you could practice them regularly at home it will give your child a huge advantage as they will have the instant recall of basic facts and therefore be apply to apply their learning to more difficult concepts.
Our learning question for History this half term is ‘Who were the first Britains?”. We will be exploring pre history – from the Paleolithic Era through to the Iron Age and all that is in between. We will try and understand the sheer scale of this vast time period and learn about the changes from Era to Era. We will look at homes, food, tools and weapons and learn in details about Skara Brae and Stonehenge – 2 ancient settlements from this time period. We will also be linking our History to Art & DT and will research, design and make replica Stone Age Pottery whilst also looking at the amazing cave paintings which tell us so much about this time in History.
Our Science for the Autumn term is “How can Usain Bolt move so quickly?”. We will be looking at how we move our bodies, where we will be investigating our skeletons and muscles! We will also be looking at the nutrition that we put into our bodies – focusing on the nutrient groups (proteins, carbohydrates, fats, fibre, vitamins, minerals and water) and why we need to eat these nutrients. Over the first half term, we will be building our knowledge about nutrients so that we can give advice to “clients” needing our expert advice!
Year 3 have been learning all about instructions and have written our own set to help us wash a woolly mammoth (should we ever encounter one), but in the absence of prehistoric beasts, the next best thing would be to MAKE a woolly mammoth. I wonder if you could try to...
We'd like to wish you all a warm welcome to Year 3 and most importantly into KS2! Unfortunately this year we won't be able to do our meet the teacher sessions face to face, but hopefully you will find most questions are answered on the "Meet the Teacher" PowerPoint -...