Welcome to Year 3!
During the Autumn term we explored the concept of The Rise of Humans. The dinosaurs ruled the earth throughout the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, but how did they come to be extinct... or are they?! We used How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum for this section of our theme for this term. Following a swift look at the Ice Age, we led an enquiry into the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, following how prehistoric man moved from the caves of the Paleolithic Period to the more nomadic existence of the Mesolithic Period and finally how Stone Age man began to build house in the Neolithic Period, and how these houses developed during the Copper, Bronze and Iron Ages. We will also lookedg at how land use changed over this time, as well as the diet and daily life of our predecessors. We were assisted in this by an expert visitor who visited us in October and we linked our topic with the class text Stig of the Dump.
Our Spring term topic saw us focus on the beauty of the Lake District, we will be explored the geography of this magnificent area of the United Kingdom - using the works for Beatrix Potter, Alfred Wainwright and William Wordsworth to help us to appreciate its unique qualities. In our topic lessons we learnt about how land use and tourism affected this wonderful landscape and considered how tourism and land use can affect the local environment in both positive and negative ways.
Our historical enquiry into Ancient Egypt throughout the Summer term, will see us compare people, artefacts and events from the past - and make links from the past to now. This will be supported by our supplementary class text, The Egyptian Cinderella, which will help us to revist the concept of primary and secondary sources and our understanding of timelines.