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Welcome to Year 3 – Amber Class!

Miss Morris

Javelin Practice with Year 3
Wednesday 29 November 2023
Pneumatics in Y3 – DT
Wednesday 22 November 2023

Our Topic for the Autumn Term will be The Stone Age

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.


During 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. We will also be looking at how worms move through the earth and soil is created.


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. For the Autumn term, we will be doing swimming for one of our PE sessions. PE lessons will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


In Art, the children will be focussing on Painting and Mixed Media. Our starting point will be Prehistoric painting. The children will Investigate making their own paints, making their own tools and painting on different surfaces. The children will explore prehistoric art and talk about it using artistic vocabulary.
In D.T., our first project will be Electrical systems: Electric poster. It introduces children to various forms of 'Information design' before they are briefed to develop an electric museum display based on The Stone Age. Our second project will be Mechanical systems: Pneumatic toys. The class will explore pneumatic systems, then apply this understanding to design and make a pneumatic toy including thumbnail sketches and exploded diagrams.
We will be learning to play the recorder in our music lessons. These sessions will take place on Monday afternoons with Mrs Shackleton.

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