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Curriculum

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.

Investigating reflections and shadows on the playground

Investigating reflections and shadows on the playground 1 Using chalk to draw wavy lines
Investigating reflections and shadows on the playground 2 Science- reflections
Investigating reflections and shadows on the playground 3 Using mirrors and the sun's light
Investigating reflections and shadows on the playground 4 The wavy line is reflected in the mirror
Investigating reflections and shadows on the playground 5 Walking along the wavy line using the mirror
Investigating reflections and shadows on the playground 6 Taking care to use the mirror
Investigating reflections and shadows on the playground 7 Working with our partners
Investigating reflections and shadows on the playground 8 Looking for shadows on the playground
Investigating reflections and shadows on the playground 9 Oh no! Where have our shadows gone? Why?
Investigating reflections and shadows on the playground 10 Have you seen my shadow?

 

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.

Freeze Frame' of events from Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura

Freeze Frame' of events from Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura 1 The boy fell down, down, down a big hole.
Freeze Frame' of events from Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura 2 Dizzy and cold, he spotted daylight.
Freeze Frame' of events from Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura 3 Om was a friendly, Stone Age girl.
Freeze Frame' of events from Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura 4 At camp, they ate scrumptious stew.
Freeze Frame' of events from Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura 5 After snuggling and sleeping in an animal fur,
Freeze Frame' of events from Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura 6 he awoke to see people making fire...
Freeze Frame' of events from Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura 7 flint knapping and making weapons and tools...
Freeze Frame' of events from Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura 8 throwing spears at animals to kill them for food..
Freeze Frame' of events from Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura 9 scraping animal skins to clean them...
Freeze Frame' of events from Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura 10 and chopping their meat up!

Spring- History 'Has Greece always Been In The News?   

(Ancient Greece)

 

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.

Autumn R.E.

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.

The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments 1 Love God more than you love anything else.
The Ten Commandments 2 Don't make anything more important than God.
The Ten Commandments 3 Always say God's name with love and respect.
The Ten Commandments 4 Rest on the seventh day of the week.
The Ten Commandments 5 Love and respect your parents.
The Ten Commandments 6 Never hurt anyone.
The Ten Commandments 7 Be loyal to your husband or wife.
The Ten Commandments 8 Always tell the truth.
The Ten Commandments 9 Be happy with what you have.

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.

Our School's Easter Journey on Tuesday 27th March 2018

Our School's  Easter Journey on Tuesday 27th March 2018 1 Hosanna for the King! (Thankfulness)
Our School's  Easter Journey on Tuesday 27th March 2018 2 Remember Me (Friendship)
Our School's  Easter Journey on Tuesday 27th March 2018 3 The Last Supper
Our School's  Easter Journey on Tuesday 27th March 2018 4 The bread represents His body & the wine His blood
Our School's  Easter Journey on Tuesday 27th March 2018 5 Servant King (Friendship)
Our School's  Easter Journey on Tuesday 27th March 2018 6
Our School's  Easter Journey on Tuesday 27th March 2018 7 The Garden of Gethsemane (Peace)
Our School's  Easter Journey on Tuesday 27th March 2018 8 Crucifixion (Suffering & Forgiveness)
Our School's  Easter Journey on Tuesday 27th March 2018 9 Holding our crosses & reflecting
Our School's  Easter Journey on Tuesday 27th March 2018 10 The Tomb
Our School's  Easter Journey on Tuesday 27th March 2018 11 Holding our pebbles & reflecting
Our School's  Easter Journey on Tuesday 27th March 2018 12 Resurrection
Our School's  Easter Journey on Tuesday 27th March 2018 13 Lighting our candles
Our School's  Easter Journey on Tuesday 27th March 2018 14 Reflecting
Our School's  Easter Journey on Tuesday 27th March 2018 15 Hope & Trust
Our School's  Easter Journey on Tuesday 27th March 2018 16 Choosing an Easter palm cross

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.  

Spring B-Geography

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.

Travel to Greece- Past and Present! Don't we look fantastic in our costumes?

Designing and making collages of Greek landscapes and seascapes

Designing and making collages of Greek landscapes and seascapes 1
Designing and making collages of Greek landscapes and seascapes 2
Designing and making collages of Greek landscapes and seascapes 3
Designing and making collages of Greek landscapes and seascapes 4
Designing and making collages of Greek landscapes and seascapes 5
Designing and making collages of Greek landscapes and seascapes 6

Making Greek pots that have Greek patterns on

Making Greek pots that have Greek patterns on 1 Using clay modelling tools to make Greek patterns
Making Greek pots that have Greek patterns on 2 Making a clay thumb pot
Making Greek pots that have Greek patterns on 3 We're proud of our pots!
Making Greek pots that have Greek patterns on 4 We're happy with our pots!
Making Greek pots that have Greek patterns on 5 Do you like my patterned pot?
Making Greek pots that have Greek patterns on 6 This clay's mucky!
Making Greek pots that have Greek patterns on 7 I've finished my pot!
Making Greek pots that have Greek patterns on 8 Taking care creating a pot!
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