Y3 Summer 1 2018

Y3 Summer 1 2018

 Topic 5: Yabba-Dabba-Doo

This half term our topic is finding out about the Stone Age. We are going to be learning all about the changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age and find out what life was like for people during this period in history. We will use the internet and a range of texts in order to research what life was like in the past. We will undertake an archaeological dig within our grounds and look at items we have discovered, discussing what these items may tell us about the past. As part of bringing our learning to life we will also be going on a trip to Butser Ancient Farm.

Science:
Our Science topic will be focusing on rocks and soils. We will be comparing and grouping different kinds of rocks and recognising that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.

English:
This half term we will be learning to take notes as reporters and then write a class news article. They will then learn about newspaper skills and write further more complex texts. The children will also write formal letters.

Maths:
Our focus in Maths this half term will be fractions, as well as shape and space and statistics. We will also be continuing to recap using and applying our knowledge to a range of maths problems. As well as continuing to learn our times tables.

Art:   In Art, we will be improving our art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]. Our focus will be on Stone Age Cave paintings.

Music:  The children will be learning about the pentatonic scale.

PE:  We will be learning skills and tactics of different striking and fielding games. We will also be going swimming on a Friday morning.

Computing: The children learn how to use simulation, mission control and model shop.

RE:  We will be looking at Creation stories.from Hinduism and Christianity.