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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Spring 1

Happy New Year! There's lots to look forward to in 2022 in Year 3. We will finish learning about the Stone Age and will see how this feeds into the Bronze and Iron Age. Our BIG QUESTION for this half term is 'How did the discovery of metal change the way people lived?'  Our English work ties in nicely with our History through our shared text, The Stolen Spear by Saviour Pirotta, which is set in the real life settlement of Skara Brae. As we learn about Wolf's journey to retrieve the stolen spear, we will discover the features of the myths and legends genre and write our own version of a quest story. 

Autumn 2

Welcome back - the days might be colder and the evenings are darker but we are still shining brightly in Year 3.

Our BIG QUESTION for this half term is 'When did people start using Stone to their advantage?' and we will be answering this through our History topic on the Stone Age. We are well into reading Stig of the Dump and are really enjoying basing all our English work around this book. We finished our Volcanoes and Earthquakes topic with a brilliant day at the Natural History Museum. We have started looking at formal written methods for adding and subtracting in maths and are now starting to look at nutrition in science and DT - please check out our galleries of photos showing all the fun learning we have been doing.

Next week, we will begin our Advent topic in RE and this will kick start our exciting build up to Christmas!

Autumn 1

We have had a great start settling into the juniors. You have all been so sensible and you make us very proud. 

Do you know What makes the Earth Angry? Well now you will as we will have lots of fun learning about Volcanoes and Earthquakes. We will look at how our planet is structured and what causes these catastrophic events. Towards the end of the topic we will make model volcanoes which will 'erupt' in the quiet area using a vinegar and bicarbonate of soda reaction.

In English, we will soon start reading the book 'Stig of the Dump' by Clive King.  In the second chapter, Barney meets Stig who lives in a rubbish dump. You will use your imaginations to create an invention using broken items which are no longer useful to people in the 21st century but really useful to a stone-age man living in a pit.

In maths we are starting to learn about the value of numbers. Don't be surprised if you get challenged in a few weeks to give your child the biggest number you can think of and they'll instantly be able to tell you if it is odd or even!

Mrs Williams and Miss Doherty would encourage the children to continue their fantastic start by continuing to listen to instructions, read as much as they can and always do their best!