What to Expect in Year Three
All our work this term will be based around ‘Meet the Flintstones’. Children will have the opportunity to learn about the history of the Stone, Iron and Bronze Age, identifying connections, contrasts and trends over time, discovering and taste testing a typical caveman diet and where and what is Skara Brae. Children will also learn how to create a caveman painting inspired by Charles Darwin and ‘Evolution’. During the topic, children will learn about how the ‘stone age’ has influenced and impacted on today’s society and the modern day world. For our ‘Fabulous Finale’, we will be inviting the children to dress up and become a caveman or cavewoman for the day!
In English, we will be reading Stone Age Boy. Through this text, we will explore how the boy feels when he visits the Stone Age world, how he is welcomed by the Stone Age people and how his small journey has impacted upon him. Children will have the opportunity to create a fantasy story, a character analysis, a retell of a hunt, an information text and Stone Age poetry.
In Maths, we will be continuing to develop and apply our understanding of place value and written calculation methods. We will also continue to explore shape and measurement of mass and capacity allowing children time to build on their understanding with practical activities.
In Science, will be looking at ‘Light and Shadow’ and exploring, the differences between light and day, identifying different sources of light (natural and man-made), further our understanding of how light is reflected from surfaces and investigating how shadows behave.