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Barrow Hedges Primary School

Mighty Metals - Autumn 2

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Our second topic in Year 3 is ‘Mighty Metals'. To aid the our understanding, we begin the topic with a 'Science Day', where we have the opportunity to conduct experiments using balls, magnets and even a leaf blower! Not only do we have a lot of fun, we also experience how forces, such as gravity and friction, work.

During this topic, we become scientists, exploring the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials. We conduct a number of experiments where we focus on the skills of making predictions and ensuring our tests are fair. Using our results to develop our presenting skills, shows our understanding of the data collected. Finding out the results is a lot of fun!

Our English focus is based around the well-known story of ‘The Iron Man'. We write our own versions of the story, write rhyming narrative poetry and compose letters. In Art, the we develop our sketching skills explore shading and texture. We learn to experiment and combine materials to create our very own Iron Giant! Linked to this theme, we also plan, design and create our own Iron Man moving puppet!

In Computing we explore and use the different ways we technology is used to communicate with others. 

Our Music genre this half term focuses on Christmas ready for our end of term performance.

PE lessons comprise of Gymnastics and Rugby.

RE focuses on Christianity and Christmas, understanding why Christian believe in the Trinity and why the disciples had faith in Jesus.

In French we learn numbers to 10 and a French carol ready for our Christmas performance.

During this half term in PHSE we explore the theme 'Getting on and Falling out'. We focus on being able to give an opinion as well as listening and respecting others' opinions. We look at the different types of bullying and how it makes people feel and we consider how we can help those who are bullied as well as those who are bullying.