Year 3 start the year by looking at the period between the Stone Age and the Iron Age. We visit the Celtic Harmony camp in Hertford, which is an archaeological site with re-created buildings. The children will have an opportunity to take part in many traditional activities including fire lighting. In English we will be looking at Ug, Boy Genius of the Stone Age by Raymond Briggs and Stone Age boy by Satoshi Kitamura. There is a wealth of opportunity for art, as we delve into the world of cave painting and have a go at various crafts using prehistoric tools. In Outdoor P.E we will be learning all about Circuit training whilst our Indoor P.E is focused on dance, which stands us in good stead for our role in the Christmas performance. As we are now in Key Stage 2 the children have an opportunity to learn French and also learn how to play the recorder!
The Spring term sees us advancing through the years to Ancient Egypt. Our main fiction text will be The Time Travelling Cat and the Egyptian Goddess. A workshop held in school will provide a wealth of practical hands on experiences. Again, there are ample opportunities for more amazing art work, with canopic jars and Tutankhamun’s death mask! For P.E we have a Karate coach coming into school to teach us the basics of Karate.
In the Summer term the focus shifts to Geography as we look at the ‘Extreme Earth.’ We will learn about extreme weathers including volcanoes, earthquakes and Tsunamis. In Art we will look at ‘The Great Wave’ by Hokusai and the stormy landscapes of John Constable. PSHE lessons will include the themes of disaster relief and carbon footprints. In D+T we will design and make a model volcano.