Autumn A- Science
This half term's Science is all about 'Forces and Magnets'.
Children have explored the forces of pushes and pulls and have participated well in setting up investigations about magnets.
Children are encouraged to predict, write up methods, show results and make conclusions about experiments.
There may be some future Einstein's in the making in Class 3D!
Autumn B- Science
This term, Class 3D will be like geologists and study rocks, soils and fossils.
We will observe and think of the uses of various rocks such as flint, marble, granite, slate. Investigations will include hardness of rocks and permeability/impermeability of rocks. Also, we will look at 'The Rock Cycle' and discover how the different rock types (igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic) are made.
We will think how fossils are formed and know what soil is made of.
Spring Term B 2018- Science
Our Science topic this term is 'Light and Shadows'. Children will be encouraged to help set up experiments, predict outcomes and draw conclusions from experiments.
Autumn A- History
Our topic in History is 'Who were the first people to live in Britain?'
Class 3D have been enthusiastic in learning about 'Stone Age People' and children have been using the story, 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura to support learning.
Class 3D participated in 'Freeze Frame' of the story which involved mimicking jobs that Stone Age people did.
During the first week back, Y3 will have a 'Back To The Stone Age' celebration day where they will be encouraged to dress up as Stone Age children and participate in activities related to this topic.
Spring- History 'Has Greece always Been In The News?
Children have enjoyed learning about Ancient Greece and the Ancient Greeks. They have learnt about many aspects of Greek life including it's city-states, empire, warriors (Greek Hoplites, Spartan soldiers), food, fashion, buildings, Greek mythology, gods and goddesses, key famous Ancient Greeks such as Archimedes, Alexander the Great, Olympics, democracy etc.
Life in Ancient Greece has been compared and contrasted to life today.
This half term, our R.E. topic is, 'What rules should we follow?'.
3D have discussed and completed work about 'Moses and the Ten Commandments.' They have thought about how these are important rules and rules that Christians follow.
Also, children have created posters of 'Fun Rules' that we would like to have on our playground.
Spring A- R.E.
'The Lord's Prayer' was our R.E. topic this term. We focused on looking at why Jesus taught his disciples and followers this prayer and worked collaboratively with a partner to discuss the meaning of lines of this prayer.
Children enjoyed listening to meditative music and used their imagination to create an image of Jesus teaching 'The Lord's Prayer' to his disciples and followers.
Different versions of the prayer were looked at and children enjoyed singing a version of it.
Spring B- R.E.
'Easter- sadness and joy', is our R.E. topic this term.
Geography- What Makes The Earth Angry?
Class 3D have enjoyed completing work on the topic, 'What Makes The Earth Angry?' where they completed work mostly about volcanoes (labelling a diagram of a volcano, how volcanoes are made, types of volcano etc). Children used mapping skills to locate 'The Ring of Fire', where most of the active and dormant volcanoes are located, on a world map and globe.
Children looked at safety during volcanic eruptions and advantages/disadvantages of living near a volcano. Believe it or not, volcanic ash is good for growing crops and for a youthful complexion!
As well as volcanoes, children completed work on earthquakes, tornadoes and tsunamis.
Children compared and contrasted life in the U.K. with Hawaii (a volcanic island). Children were amazed by the beautiful scenery and plant life of Hawaii. Some great examples of diaries were written by the children who imagined that they lived in Honolulu on the island of Hawaii during a volcanic eruption.
Modern Greece is the focus for our Geography topic, 'Why Do People Visit Mediterranean Countries?' Children will explore cultural aspects of Greece and compare and contrast life in Greece with life in the U.K.
On 16th March 2018, Y3 children and staff will participate in a celebration day, 'A Trip To Greece- Past and Present'. Activities will relate to Ancient Greece (recent History topic) and Modern Greece (Geography topic). Children will be encouraged to dress as an Ancient Greek or Modern Greek or an archaeologist exploring Ancient Greece.