Year 3 have had a fantastic half term full of learning, creativity and fun. We are so proud of the children for the way in which they have continued to try their best in all aspects of the curriculum.
During this half term, the children have been learning all about prehistoric Britain. In this topic, we explored the Stone Age, Iron Age and Bronze Age. As Historians, we examined different images and identified artefacts that help archaeologist learn all about the past. Also, we explored the different lifestyles of people from this era including how they searched for food through hunting, gathering, and farming.
This half-term in writing, we have been reading a portal story called ‘The Stone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura. During this unit, the children learnt all about the structure and features of a fictional narrative by using a story mountain. From this, the children were able to create a first-person portal story where they ended up during the time of the dinosaurs focusing on using direct speech.
In science we have been learning all about light. This unit has been packed with practical experiments and investigations where the children have explored different aspects of light. We learnt that objects that emit light are called a light source, and objects that reflect light are not a light source. Through an experiment, we discovered that some materials reflect light better than other; the children really enjoyed this day!
D & T
In D & T, we have created picture frames as the children have been exploring free-standing structures. First, we looked at different products that are designed with a free-standing structure and how they are sturdy. Then, we investigated the best way to make our frames stable and the best adhesives to use. After that, we finally got to design and make our very own free-standing picture frames. This was so much fun!
The children have really loved being part of the after-school clubs available to them. We have had some very excited children for Art Club, Science Club, Sports Club and Dance Club. We hope to see the same enthusiasm in the clubs for next half term!
We hope the children have a well-deserved rest over the Christmas holidays, and we look forward to welcoming them back for a new term of learning where we will be exploring all new topics.
See you soon,
Year 3 team.