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In history we will be focusing on 'How unpleasant were the Bronze and Iron Ages?'
The children will learn that in the Bronze age, British people learned to work with copper, tin, gold and bronze and they also invented the wheel, potters wheel and produced textiles. They will research the grave of a man dating to around 2,300BC was discovered three miles away from Stonehenge in May 2002. His grave was the richest from this period (early Bronze Age) ever found in Britain and contained the country’s first gold objects. We will discuss if we agree that not much happened in the iron age and if we think home life was much better in the Iron Age than the Bronze Age.
Our topic in science is light and shadows. The children will learn that light is needed in order to see things and it is reflected from surfaces to see them. They will understand that dark is the absence of light and light from the sun can be dangerous, so they need to protect their eyes
We will look at diagrams of how light only travels in straight lines and the Sun and other stars, fires, torches and lamps all make their own light. They will also explore concave and convex mirrors and they will investigate their own shadow changes.
Welcome back to Autumn 2!
This half term we are going to learn about longitude and latitude in our Geography topic- where on Earth are we? And discover healthy foods and the effect it has on our bodies in Science. We begin our shell structures unit of work in DT designing exciting and creative boxes which will store and transport perishable food and much, much more. On our resources page you can find links to some websites that will help you with your learning.
We are also busy practicing our Christingle service - keep your eyes peeled for the letter because we would love to see friends and family there to support us!
Food and Our Bodies
This half term we will explore why humans and animals need the right types and amount of nutrition, what the 5 main food groups are and why humans and animals need a balanced diet.. Children will learn that humans and some animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement and they will be able to discuss and name key bones and muscles. By the end of the unit of work, children will have a sound understanding of the purpose of skeletons and muscles and be able to apply this knowledge to situations where normal development has been disrupted (e.g. Janelly Martinez).
Where on Earth are we?
This half term we will explore the seven continents, five oceans, two poles (North and South) and other significant lines of latitude and longitude which help us to navigate the globe. Children will learn how to identify these places on a map and understand the real life context of using lines of latitude and longitude to navigate around the globe. We will look at different types of maps (notably climate maps, time zone maps and physical maps). Children will also learn that the Earth rotates on an axis every 24hours, which causes day and night, they will explore the international date line in order to explain, and compare, different time zones around the world.
To begin our learning in Year 3, we will be finding out about the new Stone Age in history. Why is it called ‘The Stone Age’?, How much change happened in the Neolithic (new) Stone age?, What was life like in the early and middle stone ages? and What do archaeological finding tell us about this time?
In Science, we will be exploring 'Where on Earth are we?'. What is the world like? What do the lines on the maps and globe mean? Why do we have day and night? and What time is it where you are?