Year 3 : Summer 1 Term
Storms and Shipwrecks
Year 3 have had an exciting start to the Summer Term! We started off our learning journey by dressing up as pirates and we did pirate related activities. The children also took this opportunity to learn more about life as a pirate. This ultimately led us to our topic “Storms and Shipwrecks”. The name of the topic directed us towards the thrilling classical story “Treasure Island” by Louis Stevenson. The story begins in The Admirable Benbow inn, on the English coast. The story is about a young boy named Jim Hawkins who stumbles upon a treasure map and sets sail on the Hispaniola on a terrifying voyage that will change his life. In English the children have written their own character and setting descriptions before they begin writing their own adventure.
Furthermore, in Geography the children will understand the stages of the water cycle. They will also have the opportunity to learn about natural resources, food produce and food miles. In Science children will be learning about parts of a plant and what plants need to grow. We will also be identifying and comparing natural and unnatural light sources. In addition to this in RE we have planned to visit a local mosque to further our knowledge of Islam and to gain a better insight of the religion and the culture.
The children’s exciting learning through our creative curriculum will continue to thrive through the rest of the term.