Year 3 2019 - 2020
Welcome to the Spring Term for Year 3. The children have settled back into school brilliantly and have been enthusiastic about starting our new topics.
Our topic this term is the Stone Age to Iron Age. In this unit children find out about the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. They will gain an overview of what life was like during the Stone Age and how it was influenced by the wider international society which led to significant changes and the development of the Bronze and Iron Ages.
We always aim to ensure the children are motivated and interested whilst developing knowledge and skills for future learning and, therefore, always welcome any additional related resources or facts the children bring to the classroom to share.
Over this term, we will continue to encourage the children to build on their ability to take responsibility for themselves. This may include checking their home school book to see when homework is due or completing homework on time.
We will be developing skills through cross-curricular work. Specific genres that we will be investigating are
- Adventure and Mystery Stories
- Information Texts
We are also going to be having a big focus on handwriting and holding pencils/pens correctly. Our grammar work will include fronted adverbials, using conjunctions to extend sentences and using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause.
We will be developing our knowledge and application of multiplication tables and division facts, finding fractions of numbers and shapes, adding and subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers and using a range of informal written methods when solving problems. We will explore Volume and Capacity, Position and Direction and do further specific work on time.
Our Science focus will be ‘Rocks’. During this unit of work we will investigate and experiment with rocks, soils and fossils. We will compare different rocks looking at their properties before exploring how rocks develop and particularly how fossils have developed. Soil samples will also be investigated.
We will continue to use a range of software to practise Maths skills. We will use Adobe Voice on the iPads to create videos around our Stone Age topic. We will continue to look at e-safety.
Children will develop their understanding of characteristic features of the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age; identify the different ways the past is represented and use sources of information to make simple observations, inferences and deductions. We will be looking at the map of Britain and developing our map skills, knowledge of cities and key historical Stone Age sites.
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