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Year 3

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Autumn 1

Who is Stig?

This half term, our topic is based on the book ‘Stig of the Dump’ by Clive King.

In History we are focussing on Early Britons from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.

In Science we are studying ‘Humans and Animals’ and will learn the bones in the human skeleton and identify animals who have skeletons.

In Art we will research cave paintings and then create our own paintings using charcoal.

In Music we will learn how to play the recorder and read music.

Autumn 2

Fantastic Fossils

In Science we are studying ‘Rocks and Fossils’ and will carry out investigations on different rocks.

In Geography we are learning about ‘Extreme Earth’ which will include learning how Volcanoes are Earthquakes happen.

In Design Technology we will design our own Christmas Cakes based on existing products.

In Music we will continue to learn how to play the recorder and read music.

Spring 1

What On Earth!

1.   Through cross curricular links between Science, Geography and Orienteering we will be learning about Forces and Magnetism through learning about poles, how to use a compass and read keys on a map. We will link this to the use of compass points and 4 figure grid reference work on Google Maps. In computing, we will learn how to use technology safely through e-safety. We will also study the artist Andy Goldsworthy and his artworks using natural materials and will then create our own collages.

Spring 2

The Roman Invasion

This half term, we are studying the Romans and their invasion of Britain. In history, we will be focussing on the attempted invasion of Britain by Julius Caesar and the successful invasion by Claudius Conquest, including Hadrian’s wall. We will be learning some of the Roman numerals in maths and will learn to tell the time on a Roman Numeral Clock. In Science, our focus is light and we will be learning how light travels and how shadows are formed.

Summer 1

Groovy Greeks

This half term we are studying the life of Ancient Greeks. Through this topic we will design and make our own Greek clay pots. In literacy, we will be reading Greek Myths and then re - writing our own versions. In Music, we will learn how to play the Ukulele.
Summer 2

Groovy Greeks Vs Barmy Brits

This half term we are continuing our study of the Ancient Greeks, but we will also be comparing modern day Greece to Britain. In literacy, we will be writing our own adventure stories. In Science, we will be learning about plants and what they need to grow. In computing, we will be making our own short animation film, using the iPads, based on a Greek myth.