Autumn 2 2022
Our focus this half term in Year Three will continue to be based on our History question 'How did life change from the Stone Age to the Iron Age?' We begin by learning about how life changed from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age before moving on to discover all about Iron Age people, the Celts, how and where they lived and how they shaped the country that we live in. This will culminate in an exciting trip to Flag Fen later in the half term.
Our other subjects will link into this topic. For example, we are reading How to wash a Woolly Mammoth, The Pebble in my Pocket and Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age in English. Our DT this half term is very exciting, as we will be making our very own roundhouses with some help from some specialists. We are also planning a trip to Flag Fen near Peterborough where we will experience life during the Iron Age and handle artefacts and tools related to this period.
During Maths, we will study addition and subtraction, measures and time as well as fractions and decimals. In science, we will be looking to answer the questions ‘What is light? And What is a shadow?’ In computing, we will be learning all about Microsoft Publisher and will be looking to make our own leaflets. In our RE lessons, we will continue our learning all about Christianity from last half term by considering Christian places of worship and answering the question ‘What makes church a special place for Christians?’ Our Indoor and Outdoor PE lessons will continue to be on a Thursday (Outdoor) and Friday (Indoor).
Autumn 1 2022
Our focus this half term in Year 3 will be based on our History question, 'How did life change from the Stone Age to the Iron Age?' We will start by understanding what is meant by an age and when the periods in history actually took place. We will then begin to try to understand how life was different for people during these epochs and how much harder their lives were.
Our other subjects will link into this topic, for example, we are reading Stone Age boy during Guided Reading and The First Drawing in English. Our Art focus will be to try and create a charcoal based drawing, using cave art as our inspiration. Following Art, we will start our D.T. lessons next half term with the aim of creating a Stone Age tool box. We are also planning a trip to Flag Fen near Peterborough where we will be experiencing life during the Iron Age and handling artefacts and tools related to this period.
During Maths, we will be studying place value, addition and subtraction, measures including length, capacity, mass and time as well as fractions and decimals. In Science, we will be looking to answer the question ‘Why do animals have skeletons? This will develop our knowledge from Year 2 and we are looking to make our own skeleton. In Computing, we are learning all about digital devices and the impact they have on our lives. In our R.E. lessons, we are considering how Jesus’ ministry started and how his teachings have impacted on Christians lives. Our indoor and outdoor PE lessons will continue to be on a Thursday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor).
Summer 1 2022
This half term, Year 3 will continue to do outdoor PE on a Tuesday and PE on a Friday until we begin our swimming lessons. Our topic focus for this half term is Geography, where we will be investigating whether volcanoes are always dangerous. Linked to this, we will be writing a newspaper report and diary entry about Pompeii, based on our story, ‘Escape from Pompeii’. In Maths, we have just started looking at fractions and are learning about different representations and how fractions are used in everyday life. We are looking forward to our first half-term as Liger class and to seeing some fantastic work as the weeks fly by!
Spring 2 2022 Update
This half term, Year 3 will continue to do outdoor PE on a Tuesday and indoor PE on a Friday. Our topic focus for this half term is History, where we will be investigating whether the railway has been good for March. This links to our local history study and we will be finding out about the history of our local train station. Linked to this, we will be writing an adventure story in English based on our book ‘The Railway Children.’
In Maths, we started the half term looking at multiplication and division and have now moved onto looking at our unit on money.
In PSHCE, we are focussing on how we can keep our bodies healthy and fit.
We can’t wait to see what exciting work the children produce as the term progresses!