Year 3 - Predator
It’s time to take a walk on the wild side!
During this project, we’ll invite some amazing animals into our classroom to discover how they move, what they feel like and what they eat. We’ll also program a toy to move across a grid – will it be caught by a predator? We’ll learn about the different parts of a plant and how some plants are predators! From our investigations about the human skeleton, we’ll find out how muscle make the bones move. We’ll investigate food chains and learn about how animals find their food. Using the internet, we’ll research the majestic peregrine falcon and discover where crocodiles live. After our research, we’ll create an exciting aquatic animation.
At the end of the project, we’ll show you a range of animal fact presentations, make animal collages and learn about the interesting (and disgusting) world of parasites!
Help your child prepare for their project
Predators can be found in deserts, jungles, oceans or even in your own back garden! Why not go for a walk and see which animals and plants you can identify? You could also visit a zoo, thinking about which animals are predators and which animals might be their prey. Alternatively, put bird food in the garden to see if you can attract any visitors!
Innovate Challenge - The Ultimate Predator
History - Historical vocabulary; Prehistory; Stone Age; Bronze Age; Iron Age; Chronology and timelines; Everyday life; Tools and weapons; Settlements; Stonework and metalwork; Religion and beliefs; Wealth and power; Invention and ingenuity; Evidence and enquiry
Geography - Human features; Stone Age monuments
Science - Food chains; Fossils; Plant parts and functions; Water Transportation in plants; Skeletal systems; Working Scientifically
Art and Design - 3-D Models
DT - Selecting and Using materials
Geography - Fieldwork; Using Maps
Science Investigations - How do fossils form? What are our joints for? Why are tree tall? What do owls eat? How do worms move?
In Year 3 PE lessons are timetabled for Wednesday (Indoor) and Thursday (Outdoor) every week. Please ensure earrings are out on these days 🙂.
We have now set up our spelling scheme- the words focus on the common exception and high frequency words from the Yr 1/2 and Year 3/4 word lists. As your child learns these, passes the regular tests and uses these correctly in their writing- they will progress on to the next list. Please note that some of the words will seem quite easy in the early stages but will increase in complexity when your child is ready.
Please make sure that your child brings their reading book and reading record into school every day. Reading quizzes are completed and books are changed on Mondays and Thursdays 📚.
The class will also have Forest School on a Monday on alternate weeks.
This week we will be:
Multiplication and Division
This week we will be:
RSPB Big BirdWatch
Count the birds you see in your garden, from
your balcony or in your local park for one hour
between 28 and 30 January 2022 and post the results on the website: rspb.org.uk/birdwatch
We are asking all of the children to take part in this activity. For further information and details, please see the document on Google Classroom stream.
We encourage the children to: