IPC PROJECT FOR Summer 2 2017: Scavengers And Settlers Early man to the Iron Age

  • In History:

    We will know:

    • That our knowledge of the past comes from a range of sources
    • How fossils are formed

    We will be able to:

    • Compare life in the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age to life now
  • In Geography:

    We will be able to:

    • Identify the similarities and differences between life in Ethiopia and life in the UK
  • In Technology:

    We will be able to:

    • Identify the similarities and differences between life in Ethiopia and life in the UK
  • In International:

    We will be able to:

    • Develop drawing and painting techniques while creating pre-historic cave paintings
  • English & Maths For this half - term


    • To know our 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables
    • To be able to add, take-away, multiply and divide with fractions and compare them
    • To be able to answer vertical addition and subtraction calculations
    • To be able to find a fraction of a number and of a shape
    • To be able to add and subtract using money to create change
    • To be able to draw bar charts and tally charts to organise and compare information


    Over the next six weeks, we will be continuing to improve our SPaG knowledge, skills and understanding, in particular: apostrophes of omission/contraction (e.g. 'do not' becomes 'don't'); apostrophes of possession for singular (Dave's bag) and plural (the cats’ toys); regular and irregular verbs in the past tense; using fronted adverbials (One day… All of a sudden… etc.) as well as practising our Year 3 spellings and common exception words.

  • important dates

    Friday 30th June - Unicorn 1 & 2 Cake Sale

    Thursday 20th July - Whole School Exit point

    What better way to end the year than with a whole school celebration?!

    We hope every child from Nursery to Year 6 will bring in a plate of something homemade and scrumptious. At 9.30am, children will begin the festivities and enjoy tasting food from all over the world, present day and past.

    As children in Year 3 are learning about early humans, we would love your child to bring food in relating to this.

    Here are some Ideas:

    • Bread
    • Stews
    • Soups
    • Porridge
    • Meat from sheep, cattle, pigs, horses and dogs were eaten in Iron Age Britain (but please don’t feel you have to bring these all in!)
    • Plants – dandelions, nettles
    • Vegetables – beans in particular

    Unfortunately, on this occasion we aren’t inviting parents. But thank you for all your help and support over the year. You’re brilliant!

Home Learning

Home learning tasks are set every week :

Task: Given out: Due Back:
Mathletics Thursday Tuesday
Spelling Book Thursday Tuesday
Reading Journal Friday Following Friday


  • The Learning Zone is open Mon-Thur mornings 8-8.45a.m. and you can use the Library on Wednesdays after school. Be resilient Robin, be Alex Aim High, we love our learning and practise helps us with our progression.
  • To read for at least a minimum of 10 minutes every day and record what you have read in your reading journal. 
  • Practice your times tables and spellings
  • Fill in your reading diaries and have a grown-up check and sign them.

Home Learning Tasks

1. Given out Friday 26th May. Due in Friday 9th June: Create a family tree. 

2. Given out Monday 19th June. Due in Monday 3rd July: Research the ancient peoples of either the Shang Dynasty (China), Mycenae (Greece) or Beaker people/Wessex culture (Britain).


P.E is on Tuesdays & Wednesdays

  • remember to have your P.E kits in for both these days (including plimsoles).
  • make sure you have leggings or tracksuit bottoms as we will be outside for P.E unless it is raining


Girls will need a one piece costume (no bikinis) and boys will need trunks or swimming shorts that are no longer than knee length.  Children also need a towel and a swimming cap.  They can also bring goggles if they would like to.   Children should bring all their swimming kit in a draw string back pack that they can carry themselves. In the first week children will be put into groups of non-swimmers, beginners and more confident swimmers.  Swimming is part of the school curriculum and all children are expected to go every week unless they have advice from a doctor not to swim. 

Messages from the Staff

Can You Help?

Do you have knowledge or resources about our project?

Could you give some time to come in to class to help with reading?

Remember to talk to your grown-ups about this weeks Big Writing Talk Homework.

If anyone would like to come into class for a regular session to hear children read, then please let one of us know.

If you your grown-up or parent would like to speak to any member of the Year 3 Team then they can make an appointment at the office before 8:45am or 3:15pm.