Year 3/4 have been very busy during our first half term. For our topic, we have been studying the Prehistoric Period. We have enjoyed learning about changes in history through the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We have learned about prehistoric beasts and how early humans lived – from hunter gatherers to farmers. In English, we have written shape poems and finding stories based on the stone age and we are currently studying an instructional text about how to wash a woolly mammoth.
Next half term we are looking forward to starting our topic on Volcanoes.
In the second half of the Autumn term our topic has been Volcanoes. We have enjoyed finding out about all the different types of volcanoes around the world. We have learnt about how volcanoes form and what happens during an eruption, we have also discussed survival guides should we ever find ourselves living at the bottom of an active volcano! In English, we based lots of our writing on our topic. For example, the children wrote a story all about how to defeat a volcanic monster and a free verse poem about a volcano.
In maths we have covered lots of different topics, including mental and written methods of subtraction and addition, fractions, shape and telling the time.
In science our topic has been rocks and soil, which has also linked well with our volcano work. We carried out an experiment to test the properties of different types of rocks and looked at how different types of rocks are formed.
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