This term we will study Pentecost and learn about the gift of the Holy Spirit and the change it brought to the lives of the Apostles. We will also be preparing for our First Holy Communion.
From humble beginnings the river flows down the mountain into the sea.
How deep does it go and how fast does it travel?
What soil types can you find by the riverside?
Which animals make their homes their?
Now hop on a boat and travel some of the world’s most majestic rivers- the Ganges, the Thames, the Amazon and the Nile- and keep a journal as you follow their course.
Let’s meander through the world of rivers, taking a dip into their watery world.
Take a moment to step outside and stand quietly and still. Turn off all your technology and try to forget the modern world. Imagine this place 5000 years ago. What would you have seen?
Head back to prehistoric times (it's a long time ago) to gather berries and hunt down dinner. Unearth ancient objects and visit astonishingly mystical monuments that reveal the secrets of an ancient time.
Learn how the people of Britain developed over thousands of years from the Stone Age to the Roman invasion.
Work as a tribe to build a seasonal monument to celebrate the coming of spring. Then sit quietly and reflect, waiting for the sunrise.
GODS AND MORTALS
From nothingness came chaos, from chaos came air and water, from air and water came life! Then, rising majestically from the darkness, came Gaia, Mother Earth, a beacon of warmth and light.
This Spring 2 Term, we will discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis and Zeus reign almighty from Mount Olympus, watching mere mortals on dusty Athenian Streets.
Explore the terrains of Greece, where in pure blue skies, the sun scorches waxen wings and melts the fortunes of Icarus and Daedalus.
Then decide your own fate, when a mysterious box is found and stirs your curious mind.
In Spring half term 1 we will tuck in and enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalising treats!
We will work up an appetite with delicious stories about food, have fun with a vegetable orchestra or become a fruity sculptor.
We will find exciting recipes to read- and write our own too.
Then we will get busy tasting dishes from across the world and will discover how good food helps us grow fit and strong.
Here's food for thought- if you are what you eat... what does that make you?
Linking to our topic of
our book this half term will be
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
In Autumn Term our topic for the whole term in Year 3 until Christmas was TREMORS!
TREMORS. Overwhelming and mighty, Mother Nature's awesome energies hiss and roar deep within the Earth.
Plates collide, spewing lava.
Rocks rain down and mud slides in torrents.
Towns and cities vanish under ashen cloud.
We discovered the dangerous and ferocious world of natural disasters and glimpse their savage and deadly effects.
We visited the ancient city of historic Pompeii, frozen in time, then created our own blistering explosions from model volcanoes that fired foamy lava.
Please make sure a water bottle is brought into school everyday.
Although our PE day is on a Tuesday, we recommend leaving a PE kit in school all week as days of lessons may change depending on weather.
Please click on the attached documents for an overview of this terms curriculum and home learning project.
Tribal Tales Fun Facts:
Prehistoric cave paintings show bison, horses, aurochs, rhinos, mammoths, and some other animals that are now extinct.
The Early Stone Age is by far the longest period in human history.
A hand axe or biface is a prehistoric tool with two faces. Usually hewn from flint or chert, it has been used longer than any other tool in human history.
The name Stonehenge is derived from the Old English words: ‘stán’ meaning ‘stone’ and ‘hencg’ meaning ‘hinge’, or ‘hencen’ which means ‘gallows’.
Nobody is sure exactly when the wheel was invented. Evidence of wheeled objects and pictures of wheeled chariots date back to around 3500 BC. Some of the first wheeled objects in Europe were actually children’s toys!
In 2012, two amateur metal detectors in Jersey unearthed the largest hoard of Iron Age coins ever found. The Grouville hoard contains an estimated 70,000 coins, each valued at around £200 each. Wow!
Despite what many toy manufacturers and cartoon makers seem to think, there were no dinosaurs in the Stone Age. Dinosaurs died out 65 million years ago. But there were mammoths, sabre toothed tigers and cave bears…The people of North Sentinel Island in Asia still live a Stone Age lifestyle today, hunting and gathering food in the forest.
Useful topic links
Rocks and soils – BBC Bitesize
A general introduction to rocks and soils, including a game and quiz.
Facts about natural disasters – Fact Monster
A useful website including many facts about natural disasters and how they occur.
A useful website with information about volcanoes and earthquakes.
Lots of facts about volcanoes, aimed at children.
Click here for more information.