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Term 1 & 2 overview
The theme for terms 1 and 2 is ‘Farming through the Ages’. This will mainly focus on prehistoric Britain looking at the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age and the changes that occurred during this period. It looks at how people living in Ancient Britain moved from hunters to gatherers. Our Art lessons will link to the topic through learning about cave paintings and creating our own. We hope to have a school visit to Kent Life where we can experience what life was like as an early Briton. In our science lessons, children will look at different rocks and soils in order to identify and classify uses of them through the ages. In Geography, the pupils will be learning map skills and learning the 8-point compass. In Rights Respecting Schools lessons, the children will learn about their human rights, as well as identifying differences from children from previous ages. Due to the current situation we are encouraging physical activity everyday so we will have short PE skill sessions after lunch, pupils will need a change of shoes every day.
Week commencing 21st September 2020
This week in year 3, we will begin a full timetable, ensuring that throughout the week we are continuing with our well-being check ins. The literacy focus will be continuing on reading the story 'The Stone Age Boy'. Children will answer questions based on the text as well as thinking about how the author writes. In numeracy, we will continue our place value and number lines learning. The children will be beginning their history topic as well as being immersed in an outdoor classroom Stone Age day. The children will continue their RE learning, looking at Hindu Gods.
Week commencing 14th September 2020
This week in year 3, the children will begin literacy lessons. They will be reading ‘The Stone Age Boy'’, which is a text linked to their topic of 'Farming through the ages'. In numeracy, the focus for the week will be recognising place value and representing numbers in different ways (e.g. Base 10, place value counters). In addition to this, the children will begin reading activities with a scientific focus on materials, as well as starting their science lessons on ‘Rocks’. Our RE lessons on Hinduism will also begin this week. We will continue to take part in our daily exercise activities walking around the school grounds.
Week Beginning 7th September 2020
This week we are continuing to get to know our new classes and routines as well as writing our aspirations for Year 3. In Maths this week we will be starting our block on number and place value, looking specifically at learning about hundreds, tens and units as well as comparing numbers (greater than/less than/equal to).