Class 3

Mr Copsey’s Class 2017-18

 

Autumn Term 2 - The Real Flintstones (The Stone Age)

This term we will be learning about the Stone Age.

We will begin by looking at where the Stone Age is situated in history before looking at the lifestyle of the first humans who lived during this period.

 

Science - Rocks

 

Below are the national curriculum objectives we will be looking at:

  • Compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their simple, physical properties.
  • Relate the simple physical properties of some rocks to their formation (igneous or sedimentary).
  • Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped within sedimentary rock.

We will look specifically at fossils linked to the stone age and also the science involved with volcanoes.

 

Art- Cave Paintings and Stone Age artefacts.

 

In Art we will be looking at and producing our own cave paintings.

We will also look at creating some stone age jewellery and creating our own versions of Stone Henge using clay.

 

English- Stig of the Dump

 

‘Stig of the Dump’ will be our main text that our work in English is based on.

We will be doing descriptive writing, predictions and a sequel to the book.

 

 

 

  

Autumn Term 1- Fantastic Mr Fox

 

This term every year group is focussing on a different book by the author, Roald Dahl.

In Class 3 our work will be linked to Fantastic Mr Fox.

 

 

English Writing Opportunities

 

Character Descriptions.

Creating our own sequel.

Instructions on how to catch Mr Fox.

Newspaper report based on the missing chickens.

Report writing on fox’s and their habitats.

Debate on whether fox hunting should be banned.

 

Maths Focus

 

Addition and Subtraction- Counting the farmer’s animals

Measuring- Measuring capacities to create Bean’s cider.

 

Science Focus

 

Animals including humans.

Investigating habitats.

What do we eat? What do animals eat?

Food groups.

 

Geography Focus

Local Area Study- Where do we live?

What did Lightmoor look like in the past?

What would Mr Fox’s den look like underground?

 

Art Focus

Painting and Patterns

Painting fox masks

Creating the ‘Big Feast’

Making a fox’s den