Year 3

Stone Age to the Iron Age

Could you survive the Stone Age?

This half term Year 3 will be going on a journey from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. They will discover the prehistoric eras and gain an understanding of the meaning of the word ‘prehistoric’. They will conduct their own archaeological dig to understand the role of an archaeologist. The children will learn to understand how early humans lived in the Palaeolithic period before moving on to understand the Mesolithic period and how people lived. The children will be very hands on creating their own cave paintings and Stone Age jewellery. They will learn to recall people who lived in the Neolithic period, also explaining what Stonehenge is and how it was developed. Once they have survived the Stone Age, they will be able learning to recall how people lived in the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.

We’re ready for our historical journey to the Stone Age!

Mapping the World – Autumn 2 Geography

This half term Class Three are mapping the World with a focus on the United Kingdom! The children will discover how to use maps, globes and atlases. They will be learning how to use a compass and identify that a compass has eight points. They will be learning about the counties in the UK, the regions and also the main beauty spots within those regions for e.g. gaining knowledge about the Lake District in Cumbria and how it needs to be conserved. The children will make links to their history knowledge by identifying which region the Mesolithic settlement Star Carr was found and that Skara Brae is located in the Scottish region of the United Kingdom. The children will finish their Geography learning by identifying that the West Midlands has five areas of outstanding beauty including: the Wye valley, the Shropshire hills, Cannock Chase, the Malvern hills and parts of the Cotswolds.