Year 3 - Amber Class

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Our topic in Amber class for the Autumn term is going to be The Stone Age and we will be exploring the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age periods. We will look at what made these periods in history special, exploring the discoveries and inventions. We will look at what cave men were really like and discover what it would have been like to live in those times. We will examine the types of homes people used to live in, what they ate and how they farmed. We will also learn why historical artefacts are important and how we can use them to help us discover information about the past.

Throughout the term we will use the books 'Stone Age Boy' and 'Stig of the Dump' allowing the children will be able to discover what could happen and show off their writing skills. In Stone Age Boy, a little boy is walking along when he trips, stumbles and falls ... into the Stone Age! He meets a girl his own age and her tribe, and learns all about their way of life. He watches them make tools, clothes and weapons. He sees how they hunt, fish, cook, celebrate — and even how they paint on the walls of caves. But when a furious cave bear attacks, he wakes up back in his own time where everyone tells him it was only a dream. But was it? Clive King's Stig of the Dump is a much-loved modern classic. It is the story of Barney and his best friend, cave-man Stig.

Throughout the term we will be covering Number, looking at place value, addition & subtraction and multiplication. We will focus our mental maths sessions on number-fact recall including times tables where we will consolidate our knowledge of the 2, 5 & 10 times tables and move on to the 3, 4 & 8 times tables.

In Science we will become geologists this term, looking at rocks and how different types of rock are formed. We will investigate how fossils are formed and will be looking at how worms move through the earth.

In P.E. we will split our sessions between skills based development and a sports session where we will use these in a game or performance setting.

In Art, we will look at making our own cave paintings and in Design & Technology we will be stewing fruit using similar techniques to Neolithic humans.

Music & French
We will be learning to play the recorder and these lessons will take place on Thursday afternoons. Thursday afternoon will also see the children being taught French by Mrs Spooner.

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