Juniper Class Year 3

Stone Age Boy
During the Autumn Term, Juniper Class will be travelling back in time to the Stone Age! The children will be discovering lots of new information about this prehistoric period, particularly about Stone Age life, famous settlements and the discovery of famous cave paintings. To spark engagement in the classroom, mysterious objects or sounds will regularly appear in our 'Curiosity Corner' to help us unveil new, interesting facts about this time in history. Throughout this term, we will be planning and creating our own cave paintings in Art, designing and making our own Stone Age stew in DT, as well as composing and performing our own recorder music for a Stone Age campfire! 
 
Our classroom environment:
To support our theme, we will be reading 'Stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura. This narrative features a little boy who is walking through a forest one day, but manages to trip, tumble and fall back to the Stone Age! He meets a girl his own age and her tribe, and learns all about their way of life. He watches them make tools, clothes and weapons. He sees how they hunt, fish, cook, celebrate – and even how they paint on the walls of caves. But when a furious cave bear attacks, he wakes up back in his own time where everyone tells him it was only a dream. But was it? We will be unpicking this text in our reading sessions, where we will complete written tasks using our VIPERS skills.
Later in the term, we will also be reading more exciting, Stone Age themed books. These include 'The First Drawing' by Mordicai Gerstein and 'The Secrets of Stonehenge' by Mick Manning and Brita Grnastrom. 
For an overview of our learning this term, please read the parent overview below:
Things to remember:
  • Juniper Class PE days are Wednesday (indoor) and Thursday (outdoor). The children are welcome to bring some warmer clothes for outdoor PE. We are doing gymnastics and hockey this term.
  • Reading planners need to be in school everyday. Children need to read with an adult at least 3x a week and record this in their reading planners. These will be checked every Thursday. If your child has finished their reading book, they need to tell the class teacher who will allow them to go to the library.
  • Children should access Times Table Rock Stars at least 1x a week on the following link: Times Tables Rock Stars: Play (ttrockstars.com)