Stone Age to Iron Age
Class text: Stig of the Dump
This year is going to be a really exciting time in year 3 at Stowford. We have shuffled the curriculum and have some brilliant new topics to inspire and excite you. We have the wonderful Mrs Hill and Mrs Ward to help and support in the classroom.
As we move towards a new and exciting topic, we take a step back into the past. For the next six weeks the children of Year 3 will be immersed in the awesome, dangerous and interesting time period of the Stone Age. They will investigate how humans lived, how they made their tools and weapons, what they ate and how this changed over time. Also, after looking at Kathryn Lasky’s wonderful cave painting designs we will be creating our very own cave masterpieces using the same techniques and styles as the earliest humans.
For English, we will begin by looking at ‘How to wash a Woolly Mammoth’. After reading this hilarious instructional text, the children will identify the features of this genre and plan and write their own set of instructions.
We will continue to use 'White Rose' as our learning scheme and much of the resources for this can be found online if you want to follow what we are doing and support your child at home. I’ve added the yearly overview to the bottom of this page. In the first term we will start with place value and the number system followed by; addition and subtraction, length and perimeter and then multiplication and division. Please feel free to talk to us at any point regarding any area of maths that your child is struggling with. We will continue to support the children with their speed and recall of the times tables and we will use 'Times Tables Rock Stars' as a way to excite and track their progress. There will be a weekly times tables test on a Wednesday.
PE will be on a Monday and a Thursday and children are required to wear their PE kits for the entirety of those days. Wild Tribe with the wonderful, Mrs Kandes, will be every Thursday and children need to bring their wellies in just for those days.
Mr Farnham & Miss Lugger