Year 3

Mr Clay

This term’s topic is the Stone Age to the Iron Age.

We are trying to answer a range of questions and will be learning through a variety of activities.

  • What does Prehistory mean?
  • What was life like in the Stone Age?
  • Cave art . What were Stone Age people like?
  • Archaeological dig. What can artefacts tell us?
  • Fire and Shelter – a mini field trip. How can we build shelters from natural materials and safely light a fire without matches?
  • Why did people build Stonehenge?
  • Farming – What was life like at Skara Brea (Orkneys)?
  • Creswell Crags trip. Did Stone Age people really live around here?
  • What do grave goods tell us about the Bronze Age?
  • What was life like at an Iron Age hill fort?
  • What was Iron Age art like?

Science

This term’s science units are – Rocks and Fossils (Autumn Term 1) and Light (Autumn Term 2). There is no formal homework associated with these units, but they provide a wealth of opportunities for fun activities and follow up at home. Please ask if you would like any suggestions.

Children have free home access to Discovery Education, which has a wealth of learning materials covering all areas of the curriculum, with video and interactive content. It also provides access to Discovery Coding if your child would like to extend their coding skills beyond those we will be covering in school. The web site can be access at https://online.espresso.co.uk/ and by using the login details below.

Username: student25850

Password: family

Homework

Termly homework: Children have been provided with a termly homework list based on our topic, which has a variety of activities from which they can select. A copy of the list can be viewed here. Homework will be marked weekly on Tuesdays.

Weekly homework:

Reading:  We expect your child to read at least three times per week at home and to record the chapters/pages into their reading diaries. Reading diaries need to be in class every day.

Spellings:  Throughout school we deliver spellings through HeadStart Spelling. A guide for parents can be viewed here. Children are given a list of spellings in four weekly sets. Each list of words will be taught weekly, with a test at the end of each set. Additional end of term tests will also be carried out. Practicing spellings at home will be of great benefit to your child’s progress. Each of the sets of spellings for the Autumn term can be viewed by clicking the following links.     Set 1.     Set 2.     Set 3.

Physical Education

P.E is timetabled for Mondays and Thursdays. However, please ensure P.E kits are in school from Monday to Friday as there are a number of additional activities planned across the term.

Your child’s PE kit should contain the following items:

Black shorts, white t-shirt and trainers.  During the winter months (November – March) your child may bring a tracksuit for outdoor activities.

Please note:  Long hair must be tied back and all jewellery must be removed before the session.

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