The children will read and re-tell The Last Viking by Terry Deary during this half-term. Initially the children will be recapping on the writing skills they would have been taught in Year 2: noun phrases, apostrophes for possession, commas for lists and conjunctions. The re-telling of the story will occur in parts: the children will re-tell the beginning, then the middle and finally the end of the story.
During this half-term the children will develop their knowledge and understanding of place value and addition and subtraction. They will learn how to read, write, compare and order three-digit numbers; the end of the half-term the children will be able to add and subtract numbers using columnar addition and subtraction, and will be able to use inverse to check their work.
This unit will teach your class about the raids and invasions by Vikings in Anglo-Saxon Britain. The children will learn who the Vikings were as well as when and where they raided and settled. They will learn about significant events from the period and order these chronologically on a timeline. The children will find out about the Anglo-Saxon kings who ruled during the 'Viking Age' and examine their influence and significance in British history. In addition to this, they will learn about the Anglo-Saxon justice system and compare and contrast crimes, punishments and laws with their modern day equivalents. The children will also have the opportunity to learn about different aspects of everyday Viking life. They will explore the types of houses that the Vikings lived in, what clothes they wore and even what types of food they ate.
This ‘Plants’ unit will teach your child about everything they need to know about plants. They will learn the names of different parts of plants, and the jobs they do. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate what plants need to grow well, and will present their findings to their classmates. Furthermore, they will have chance to predict what will happen in an exciting investigation into the transportation of water within plants. They will work in a hands-on way to identify the parts of a flower, and will explore the different stages of the life cycle of a flowering plant.