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Our topic for the Autumn term is Stones 'n' Bones


In English we will be writing instructions using the text, 'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth', followed by a recount and a short setting description on 'Stone Age Boy'. In addition, we will be creating non-chronological reports about Skara Brae and writing our own adventure stories. Throughout the term, we will be learning to use direct speech, correctly using verbs in the 1st and 3rd person, and experimenting with adjectives to create impact.


In Maths we will be looking at place value, expanding on our learning from Year 2. We will be recognising, ordering and comparing numbers up to 1000 using a range of models, images and equipment to support us. We will also be looking at addition and subtraction, completing a range of methods to aid mental and written calculations. During the second half of the Autumn term, we will begin work on multiplication and division, recognising equal groups before moving onto work for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables. 


As Geographers we will be learning about the counties within the UK, the different uses of land, both historically and now, and how the landscape has changed over time. This links in with our history topic, 'Stones 'n' Bones'.


As Historians we will be delving into Britain's oldest history! We will be learning all about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age, eventually deciding which period of time we would rather have lived in! We will be using a range of primary and secondary sources to help us find out about and sequence historical events. 


As Scientists we will be finding out all about 'What lies beneath our feet?', learning all about rocks and soils, the different types, what they are made from and the different incredible ways in which they form (we use chocolate to find out about the latter!).  We will also be developing our investigative skills by researching into rock erosion and permeability. 


As Computer specialists (in Computing) we will be creating an animated cartoon using characters that the children design using paint tools and Scratch. This is followed by recognising and finding programming errors and bugs, and exploring creative ways to correct them.


As Artists we will be creating artwork using many different mediums. Our art work links with our history topic and we will be learning about the earliest artwork ever created, cave paintings! We will learn about the stories they told, why they were so important, the drawings that featured the most and create our very own!


In RE we will be finding out what different religions believe about God. We will then move on to learning why the bible is important to Christians. We will also be finding out all about Diwali, why this is such an important celebration and the many ways in which it is celebrated!


As Engineers (in DT) we will be designing, creating and evaluating our own tasty Stone Age snack bars to meet a brief. This will link with our History topic, 'Stones 'n' Bones'.


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