In Year 3 we are taking inspiration from our two class reads for this term, ‘Fly, Eagle, Fly’ and ‘Mama Miti’, both of which are set in Africa and have some wonderful learning experiences.
We will be looking the features of Africa, compare it to our own landscape and also use atlases to locate it on a map accurately. There will be a chance to explore the famous environmental political activist, ‘Mama Miti’, and how she got a Nobel Peace Prize. In science we will be looking at animals, including humans relating to our first book ‘Fly, Eagle, Fly’ and then focusing on plants as our learning moves into our second book. As Africa is ripe with culture and music we will be harnessing this in our art, music and DT projects.
In Year 3 this half term we are lucky enough to have rugby coaches during our PE sessions. This will take place outside to make the most of the remaining warmer weather. It is advisable that pupils bring PE kit suitable for cooler weather as well.
Finally, we look forward to celebrating our end of topic event with you, showcasing some of the amazing work we will have achieved in this first topic!
General LKS2 Information:
We will be looking at the history of the Yao tribe as well as researching the origins of slavery. We will look at how slavery still exists in the modern world, and what we can do to raise awareness.
We will be looking the features of Africa, compare it to our own landscape and also use atlases to locate it on a map accurately. There will be a chance to explore African culture such as dance and artwork. In science, we will be looking at animals, food chains and materials linked to Africa. In RE, we will look at the differing religious beliefs across the continent, focusing on Christian and Islamic cultures.
Spellings will be tested and homework collected each Thursday.
Homework and spelling will be given out every Friday.
Children will also have a weekly times tables test every Monday.
Home reading books will be changed weekly as follows:
3RR – Tuesday
3MW – Tuesday
4RE – Wednesday
4MH – Wednesday
Year 3 – Monday
Year 4 -Friday
Children need indoor and outdoor PE kit:
Indoor – sandshoes, black shorts and white t-shirt
Outdoor – trainers, black shorts or black jogging bottoms, white t-shirt and black hoodie