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Paddock Wood Primary School

Paddock Wood Primary School

A school of excellence and enjoyment at the heart of its community

    Year 3 Studies

    For Key Stage 2 Curriculum Framework please click here.

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    Term 2

    Welcome back to another busy term. Our topic has now changed to The Stone Age. We will be basing learning around this topic for the next two terms. Year 3 will focus our narrative writing on the book Stone Age Boy focussing on speech, punctuation, persuasive writing and creating suspense to interest the reader. We will also look at key features of instruction texts using ‘How to wash a woolly mammoth’.

    Year 3 also have a ‘visitor’ from the Tunbridge Wells Museum who is an expert in all things Stone Age. They will bring in artefacts for the children to handle and explore using their investigative skills to deduce what they might have been used for.

    The children will have the opportunity to take part in design technology tasks based on research into life in the Stone Age and Iron Age.

    In maths the children will develop their skills in multiplication and division. Using formal methods for each and applying this knowledge through investigative tasks and word problems. 

    Term 1

    We have ‘lifted off’ this term with our flight topic. All classes have been learning about birds from the Orkney Islands. We have used this information to create our own fact files. We have researched the best flying paper aeroplanes and have been creative making our favourites. We have also researched and made our own pop rockets ready for blast off!  

    We have been practising using fronted adverbials, prepositions as sentence starters and using conjunctions to extend our sentences. We did this through our Roald Dahl themed weeks and the children really loved hearing the stories of Matilda, The Twits and Fantastic Mr Fox. We will continue by focusing on poetry performances and our use of language.

    In science the children have been enjoying investigating plants. We have studied Venus fly traps and why some plants eat animals to survive. We will dissect plants and seeds to find the different parts of a plant and their functions. The children loved using hand held microscopes to look more closely at different leaves and their own hands (some of which were more wrinkled than others).