Welcome to Long Mynd Class!
Teacher: Miss Fox
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Al-Saddek and Mr Sherratt
Welcome to year 3 – a new school year and a new class for us all!
This term we have a very exciting topic to explore. Our History and Geography topic is centred around ‘The Stone Age to the Iron Age’. You will learn via an enquiry based approach starting with the question:
In which period would you prefer to live, the stone age or the iron age?
We will begin answering our question by discovering some stone age artefacts. We’ll use these artefacts to identify what life was like during the stone age. The book ‘The Stone Age Boy’ will support us in gathering facts and key information so we can hold a debate. Our topic will lead us on to find out about different types of houses and tools from the stone age.
During the autumn term we are lucky enough to be covering two very exciting topics! Therefore, after October half term, we will change topics to explore The Maya. Our enquiry question for this half term is;
What do we remember about the Maya?
During this half term we will look at where the Maya civilisation began and what were their traditions. This topic will have a more geographical background which will lead us onto some map work too. Following this we’ll find out about the archaeology of Maya cities and some of their achievements which have an impact on today’s society.
As you move into key stage 2, you will start to see why understanding place value in numbers is so important. Therefore, we will begin the year by recapping some of our place value knowledge from year 2. This will lead us quite nicely into place value of three-digit numbers which will be a focus of our year 3 maths lessons. The other topics we will cover are; addition and subtraction and multiplication and division. Within these units we will look at adding and subtraction three digit numbers, exploring inverse operation and times tables (4’s and 8’s in addition to what we learn last year).