In year 3, we have made a fantastic start to the year. We have adapted well to the new school rules and routines and talked lots about keeping ourselves and our friends safe.
Through our topic, ‘The Stone Age to the Iron Age’ we have done lots of fun and exciting learning across different subjects. In History, we have enjoyed learning about Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We explored the artefacts used in these eras and talked in depth about the lifestyle of these people including where they lives, the food they hunted and gathered and their way of life.
In writing, we have produced stories from the Iron Age and published these for our friends in year 2. The children have planned their stories thinking about the setting, problem and solution including expanded non phrases and various sentence starters within their sentences. We have enjoyed two stories called The Stone Age boy and The Pebble in my pocket.
In reading, we have enjoyed looking at poems, diary extracts and non-fiction texts where we have identified and clarified new vocabulary, inferred from the text and generated ideas for acting out the script including drawing story maps to support this. The children have also enjoyed being the character and hot seating.
In Art, we learnt about Edith Holden who was a British artist in the late 1800 and mainly painted pictures of plants and animals. The children learnt to draw lines and flowers including shading.
In computing, we have talked about ways to stay safe when using the internet in our e-safety lessons. We looked at different scenarios and discussed who we need to speak to if we feel unsafe or are being contacted by strangers online.
In Science, we have completed a unit of work all about rocks. We have learnt about how rocks are useful and how they are formed. We have investigated, using our scientific skills, to find out about the permeability of different soil types.
The Year 3 team have thoroughly enjoyed teaching year 3 this half term and getting to know their new classes. It has been a successful start to the year, and we are all impressed with the year group’s enthusiasm for learning and determination to do their best.
We look forward to welcoming all children back after half term to enjoy another 7 weeks of new learning and experiences.
See you soon,
Year 3 Team.