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Year 3

Welcome to year 3!

Our Teacher is Miss Jackson, our TAs are Mrs Howard and Mrs Weller and our LSA is Mrs King.

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 guided reading books will be based around the topic, such as 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. We will be going on a school trip to The Celtic Harmony Camp and we hope you will join in dressing up as a Celt for the day! Our Art and DT lessons will involve our topic where we will explore cave art and even make our own roundhouses and Stonehenge! 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. We will also create a whole class Stone Age dance sequence in our PE lessons!

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! We will also be writing a recount of our school trip before we then move onto reading myths and legends and write our own Celtic myth.

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’, which we will continue with in the Spring Term. We will create a timeline of learn key events and focus on children evacuated to Chipperfield. In English we will write evacuee informal letters and formal letters. We will describe a Blitz setting and create dramatic Blitz silhouette scenes in Art. We will even discover what Christmas was like during WW2!