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Autumn

Year 3

Autumn Term

Theme

 

Stone Age to Iron Age

Hook into learning

 

Was everything made of stone in the Stone Age?

RE

 

Family

God's dream for every family

Belonging

Promises made at Baptism

Loving

Advent: waiting for the coming of Jesus

Other faiths 

Judaism & Islam

English

 

Character descriptions

Recount

Non-chronological report

Adventure stories

Mini-sagas

Information text

Dictation

Traditional tales

Poetry performing and writing.

Spelling, punctuation and grammar.

Guided Reading

Cracking Comprehension

Mathematics

 

Number Sense

Explain and show how and when their counting is useful for adding and subtracting. They can make appropriate decisions about when to use their understanding of place value for solving problems, including adding and subtracting.

Additive Reasoning

Solve addition and subtraction problems in different contexts, appropriately choosing and using number facts, understanding of place value and counting. They explain their decision making and justify their solutions.

Multiplicative Reasoning

Eplain and represent multiplication as both repeated addition and scaling and division as both sharing and grouping. They use this understanding to derive facts and solve problems.

Geometric Reasoning

Explain and show angle as a measure of turn and can draw, make and identify shapes with right-angles.

Number Sense

Explain and show how and when their counting is useful for adding and subtracting and make appropriate decisions about when to use their understanding of place value for solving problems including adding and subtracting.

Science

 

Light

Rocks 

Working scientifically and using the local environment throughout the year

Looking at shadows and rocks in the immediate school environment.

History

 

Stone Age to Iron Age

Geography

 

Use maps and atlases appropriately.

Use correct geographical words.

Describe physical & human features in a locality.

Explain why a locality has certain human features.

Describe how earthquakes are created.

Describe how volcanoes are created and their impact.

Locate and name famous volcanoes.

Computing

 

Comics

Database / Internet

DT

 

Design and make a Stone Age cave.

Art

 

Improving skills in drawing, painting and sculpture using various materials.

Music

 

Charanga

Three Little Birds

Charanga

Ho, ho, ho!

PE

 

Gaelic football

Gymnastics

Gaelic football

Dance

Languages

 

French

Languages Day

Educational Visit to enhance the theme

Flints exhibition relating to the Stone Age (to take place in school).

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