Year 3 - Amber Class

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Our Topic
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 first term we will use the book 'Seal Surfer' by Michael Foreman to influence our writing. We will be concentrating on writing letters and recounts. In Autumn 2, we will be using the book 'Winter's Child' by Angela McAllister to support our fantasy writing. For our reading, we will continue to follow the Pathways scheme and use The Sea Book and The Ice Palace throughout the term. We will also read Clive King's Stig of the Dump throughout the term as our class book. This 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 before moving 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 fitness activities, skills-based development and a sports session where we will use these in a game or performance setting. We will also be completing our Swimming lessons this term.

Creative & Music
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. We will also be learning to play the recorder and these lessons will take place on Thursday afternoons with Mrs Shackleton.

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