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Autumn 1 - Stone Age to Celts

The Stone Age to Celts

In our new new topic for Autumn 1, we will be travelling back in time to learn about what life was like in Stone Age Britain and how life developed throughout the Iron Age and into the Celtic Period. Have a look at the objectives which Year 3 will be covering this term. 


As mathematicians, we will be:

  • Learning about place value of numbers to 1000. 
  • Representing numbers to 1000. 
  • Finding 1, 10 or 100 more or less of a given number. 
  • Comparing objects and numbers to 1000. 
  • Ordering numbers
  • Counting in 50s. 



As Writers, within our traditional stories unit of writing, we will:

  • Focus on writing story openings.
  • Use adjectives to describe settings and characters.
  • Learn how to use conjunctions.
  • Use expanded noun phrases to describe.
  • Learn to start our sentences in different ways.
  • Grab and hold the reader's interest when writing a story opening.


As Writers, within our non-chronological report unit, we will:

  • Use headings and subheadings to organise our writing.
  • Organise information into paragraphs.
  • Write in the third person and use the past tense.
  • Be factual and accurate using technical vocabulary.
  • Use longer complex sentences.


As Scientists, we will be: 

  • Examining the nutritional values of our food through food labels. 
  • Recognising how to eat healthily using the Eat Well Plate and food pyramid. 
  • Understanding what a Stone Age diet was like and how people hunted and gathered their meals. 
  • Investigating how we can best preserve our food to stop apples turning brown. 
  • Learning about food chains and understanding where our food comes from. 


As Musicians, we will be:

  • Listening to Celtic music and comparing to modern day music. 
  • Practising playing the recorder and learning some simple notes. 
  • Composing our own simple pieces. 
  • Performing to the rest of the class. 
  • Evaluating our performances by looking at what we did well and what could be even better.


As Computer Technicians, we will:

  • Understand computer networks including the internet.
  • Use search technologies effectively.
  • Collect, evaluate and present information.
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.


As Historians we will be:

  • Learning what pre-history is and how we learn about it today.
  • Comparing the daily life of people from different parts of the Stone Age.
  • Understanding how technology developed in the Bronze Age.
  • Understanding the impact of travel and trade in the Bronze Age.
  • Comparing Celtic life to today.


As Religious Specialists we will be:

  • Finding out why some people think life is a journey.
  • Learn about Christian, Jewish and non-religious views.
  • Finding out about Celtic beliefs. 


As Spanish speakers we will be:

  • Practising greetings.
  • Learning class commands and questions.
  • Counting up to ten.