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Autumn Term 2

Light and Shadows

 

This term our topic will be Light and Shadows. 

 

    English     

Peter Pan - Playscripts

Year 3  will be reading and writing Play scripts, with a focus up on the classic story of Peter Pan.
They will be exploring play scripts and the features through their writing and reading lessons in school.

As Peter Pan lost his shadow, this hooks the children into their topic.

 

Explanation Texts

We  will be reading, analysing, evaluating, developing and planning to write their own explanation text linked to our scientific learning about how a shadow is formed. 

 

 

 

Maths

We will begin our term again by revising place value of numbers to 1000. The children will be learning to read, write, order, compare numbers to 1000. We will continue to use place value counters to support our learning in place value and calculation.  Later in the term we will also be learning and revisiting measuring time, learning to read and tell the time to 5 past the hour. The children will also be using their knowledge of bar charts, pictograms, tallying and representing data to help them plot graphs from our science investigations this term. 

Science

 

In science we will be working scientifically to investigate light and shadows. The children will be learning about and investigating; darkness, light, sources of light, shadows and how shadows are formed. The children will also have the opportunity to take part in planning and carrying out their own scientific investigations. 

 

Art 

In art the children will be developing their knowledge through science to create artistic representations of shadows and light as well as reflections.

 

 We will be learning to use:

photography to record and capture shadows,

 rollers and press print to create a multi –layered print.

printing blocks using a relief or impressed method

Create repeating patterns

 Rollers to create a background for a quality print. 

Print with two colour overlays.

 

 

 

 

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