Year 3 – The Stone Age:
As we travel back in time to The Stone Age, we will be using the book ‘UG: Boy Genius of the Stone Age’ by Raymond Briggs.
We will have two main focuses during this topic. Our first will be to look back at the history of the Stone Age. We will explore timelines and ordering different events. Using different sources we will begin to answer scientific questions and conduct research to further our understanding. We will look at different artefacts and learn new topic words to help us understand this period in time.
Our second focus will be on art. As well as furthering our development with our sketching skills we will be using what we learn in history to create our own cave paintings. We will use digital images to mix with printing to create our own versions of cave paintings. These will then go on display as part of our whole school art gallery for our celebration event.
In PE (Physical Education) we will be following the importance of story telling in the Stone Age and creating our own dances to represent a story about the Stone Age.
During this topic in Year 4, we are looking at the text ‘The Rabbits” and will have focused projects linked from this to guide our learning.We will be exploring the themes of colonialism, industrialization and the legacy of Empire and linking it to our broader historical study: The Victorians. Within our historical inquiry, we will explore life as a Victorian, as well as the role played by Britain on the world stage.
As our second focus, we will be studying the work of Lowery and Tan. We will explore how the theme of industrialization and modernity runs through their art. We will be focusing upon our pencil sketch skills to create our own Victorian Britain piece of artwork
In PE, we will be building our invasion game skills, such as catching and throwing. We will also be studying gymnastics, creating a range of shapes and building up our control.
Spellings will be tested and homework collected each Thursday in Year 4 and each Friday in Year 3.
Homework and spelling will be given out every Friday.
Children will also have a weekly times tables test.
Home reading books will be changed weekly as follows:
3RR – Tuesday
3MW – Tuesday
4RE – Wednesday
4MH – Wednesday
Year 3 – Tuesday
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