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Year 3 – Blackbird Class

Year 3 – Blackbird Class

Welcome to Year 3 – Blackbird Class

Term 1 – Sharing the planet

This term we are learning about the Stone Age. We will be learning about what life was like in the Stone Age and what it would take to stay alive! We will be exploring Stone Age tools and their uses. We will investigate Skara Brae, a Neolithic Stone Age settlement, located on the Orkney’s. We will be using the book ‘Stone Age Boy’ to explore Stone Age camps, eventually imagining what it would be like to live in the Stone Age. We will be looking at the cave art found at Altamira and using sticks collected from our forest to create our of Stone Age paintings! Our homework this term will also be linked to the Stone Age, culminating in building a model of a Stone Age settlement!

Term 2 – How we express ourselves

This term we are learning about Art and Artists. To kick off our investigations we will be visiting the Tate Modern gallery in London, where we will have the opportunity to take part in a supported workshop, explore art by artists the children have previously investigated and visit the current Olafur Exhibition. We will be investigating the work of a number of artists including Gustav Klimt, Louise Bourgeois and Frida Kahlo, looking at how the events of their lives influenced their work. Our exploration will take in space and composition, while looking in detail at the use of texture, pattern and shape. Through the use of books such as ‘Klimt and His Cat’ and ‘Cloth Lullaby’, we will link our writing to our theme; Art and Artists.

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