Overview of topic for term 1
Autumn (2018) Terms 1 and 2 (up to 26th November)
Hooks: Dinosaur Investigation, Dr Skinner’s fossils
Key Text: Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura (writing) / The Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine/ Varjak Paw by S. F. Said
Leading subjects & key curriculum links: ICT, Literacy, Art:
Overview: Year 3 will continue delving into prehistoric times, moving on to when our early ancestors first appeared on the Earth. Again, investigative skills will be crucial as we have a go at working as archaeologists do, utilising our questioning and reasoning skills as we work collaboratively to ascertain what we have found. To assist us we will be fortunate to have the expertise of Dr Skinner with his fabulous fossil collection, which is sure to delight and inspire. Another popular topic is our Science which focuses on different types of rocks as we investigate thier properties. For those who are more artistically inclined, stand back and watch in amazement as our learning area is transformed into a prehistoric dwelling, covered in our cave paintings using natural resources. This idea will continue in our work in the Forest School where we will be working collaboratively to build shelters and make primitive tools, both of which will require perseverance and being adept at communicating with one another. Our topic will continue to spill over into our English lessons where the children will fall back in time with our delightful picture book: Stone Age Boy which leads to them writing their own prehistoric fantasy adventure.