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Year 3 2020-21

We will be regularly filling this page with exciting class news, pictures and clips of everything we've been up to. If you do have any ideas for this page, then just let us know and we'll try and include them. 

Thanks! Mr Hart and Mr Bream smiley

The 'Homework and Supporting Your Child at Home' sections will be regularly updated in lieu of 'Meet the Teacher' meetings. There's lots to read already so please check these areas for any new information about life and expectations in Year 3. If you do have any further queries, then please contact us directly by email.

- Spr 1 spellings and Spelling Shed lists uploaded (Y3 Spellings) to practise at home.

- New pics - Christmas trail and campfire.

- New pics - Sharing Parish Projects.

- New pics - Making and sharing Iron Age hill forts.

- New pics - Researching the Iron Age on the new Chromebooks.

- New pics - Trying (rather unsuccessfully!) to recreate Stonehenge.

- New art and DT pics - Cave painting and designing Celtic jewellery.

- New pics - Sharing Parish Projects - Window on the World homework projects

- How to use Google Classroom letter - Home Learning Section (link)

Homework and supporting your child at home

Spring 1 - Super Scientists

 

To start the new half term, our topic will be “Super Scientists”. We will be learning about solids, liquids and gases and linking our knowledge to the water cycle by carrying out an experiment. Following that, we will investigate properties of magnets, compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and carry out our own investigation. Additionally, we will describe and explain how forces such as friction, gravity and air resistance work, and undertake an investigation using our subject knowledge. Finally, we'll plan, carry out, write up and present our own experiments based on dissolving solids, which we'll then share via Google Classroom.

 

During English lessons, running in conjunction with our topic theme, we will be reading George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl and using this to explore various text types in our writing and reading.

Autumn 2 - Cavemen To Celts

 

To start the new half term, our topic will be “Cavemen to Celts” where we will be studying the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. First, we will be learning about the Stone Age and finding out what was life like in Stone Age Britain, creating some cave paintings and placing the era on a timeline and in context.

We’ll then explain the impact of the Bronze Age, thinking about the importance of metalwork and metal objects, and learning about what life was like in Bronze Age Britain. After that, we will then learn about Stonehenge, understand how it was made and then try and re-create it (on a smaller scale!). 

Finally, we will be learning about the Iron Age and explain the major developments during this period and finding out what was life like in a hill fort. We'll compare the three eras and explain the major differences, presenting our findings using the iPads.

Autumn 1 - Window on the World

 

To start this half term, we will be developing our mapping skills and learning about key aspects of physical and human geography in Africa. We'll find out about different climates and describe climates of Africa and compare these with other continents. Furthermore, we’ll research the Kalahari Desert and investigate and share different Kalahari countries with others. After that, we’ll find out what it’s like to live in a desert, research the real people that live in and near deserts and how affects their lives. During art sessions, we’ll be creating collage flags from different African countries before developing our skills using a range of techniques to create effects using pencils, oil pastels and different ways of using watercolours. In addition, we’ll explore Khoisan paintings and rock art before designing artwork of a Kalahari animal inspired by Khoisan work.

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