Autumn 1 2021

Y3 Sharks
Autumn 2021
This half term we will focus on the story 'The BFG' by Roald Dahl. Through story mapping and oral retelling we will learn the story opening and identify the features needed to write our own setting and character descriptions.  We will also learn how to write a non-chronological report about the portia spider.
In Science this half term we will be learning about light.  We will learn how shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object.  We will investigate the way that the size of shadows change depending on the position of the light source.  We will learn about the difference between sources and reflectors of light.  We will also learn to recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect our eyes. 
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This half term we will use the eight points of the compass, maps, symbols and keys to communicate and deepen our knowledge of Amble.  We will use a range of resources to identify key physical and human features of Amble.
Design and Technology
We will learn about the food groups required for a healthy diet.  We will then evaluate a range of meals against our knowledge.  We will follow a recipe to make a basic flatbread.


We will begin with some team building and problem solving games.  We will then continue our games work by learning the rules of dodgeball and developing our skills in throwing, catching, dodging and moving with agility during a game.  We will learn how to work as part of a team to play tactically.
Sharks' P.E. day is Friday.  Please come to school wearing your P.E. kit.  Earrings must be removed for P.E.


Using the Language Angels programme, we will learn to speak, read and write our numbers in French.
We will meet Jino the Sharks Jigsaw mascot and complete our first unit; Being me in My World.
This half term we will focus on place value and addition & subtraction, using 3-digit numbers.
Remember to log on to DoodleMaths every day to consolidate your skills and collect your stars. Use the app or login online using this link DoodleMaths
This half term we will be travelling right back in time to the stone age.  We will place the paleolithic, mesolithic and neolithic eras on a timeline to help develop our concept of chronology.  We will explore and describe the beliefs, ideas, attitudes and experiences of men, women and children living in Britain during the stone age.  We will learn about archaeology as a key source of evidence for historical enquiry.  We will ask and answer historical questions and suggest causes and consequences for the main developments.
We will be learning about the life and work of sculptor Andy Goldsworthy and expressing our opinions about his Art.  We will be creating information posters about him.  We will also be experimenting with texture to create our own cave paintings linked to our work in History.
We will be singing with Flora and learning to play the ocarina.
We will gain an overview of Hinduism, focusing on its origins, core beliefs, festivals and special places. We will explore the different holy books, identify key Hindu symbols and understand their meanings.