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Year 3 Kingfishers

Welcome to Kingfishers

Mr Balaam
Mr Foster

Welcome to Kingfishers!

Our topic this half term is ‘Stone Age” and we will be immersing ourselves back in time to prehistoric period.  We will explore how stone was widely used to make tools.  Children will learn about life in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, a period covering a million years of history. As well as understanding the chronology of this fascinating time, we will research food, homes and tools and how each of these areas developed and changed over time.

To further cement our understanding and learning of Stone Age, we explore stone and cave paintings. We will compare animals between Stone Age and today and sort and classify them into groups.

Don’t forget we have outdoor PE on Tuesdays and indoor PE on Thursday – please remember to come to school in your PE kits on these days with appropriate clothing to match the weather.  No earrings to be worn.

Finally, we have weekly spelling and times tables tests on a Friday morning! 

13th September - PE Timetable

 

 

WORLD CUP OF MATHS 

 

 

Books we are currently reading in school

Surviving and finding a safe place to lay her eggs is difficult for Hypsilophodon with dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus Rex around. When she falls into a mysterious pool and finds herself on a modern farm there are still problems. Finally she finds a safe place to hatch her babies, but how can she keep thirteen baby dinosaurs safe and secret? When the farmer catches one - Hector - and plans to take him to the vet, it's up to Hypsilophodon and her fiesty daughter, Henrietta, to get him back. After a daring rescue, Hypsilophodon takes all her youngsters back through the mysterious pool to her own world

One day a little boy is walking along when he trips, stumbles and falls ... into 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?

 

Once upon a time there lived a brother and sister who were complete opposites and constantly fought and argued. One day they discovered the tunnel. The boy goes through it at once, dismissing his sister's fears. When he doesn't return his sister has to pluck up the courage to go through the tunnel too. She finds her brother in a mysterious forest where he has been turned to stone...

 

A young king... a lost tomb... and a treasure trove of unimaginable splendour...

The Legend of Tutankhamun is a sumptuous visual retelling of the story of one of the most well-known Egyptian pharaohs. More than 3,000 years ago, a young boy became King in ancient Egypt and his life, death and final resting place is something that has fascinated people ever since.

Readers are taken on a dramatic journey, from the deserts of ancient Egypt to the excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb and the artefacts on show today. As the pages turn, you can witness the passing of a great King, his tomb being lost to the sand dunes, and its thrilling rediscovery. Powerful and vivid illustrations by James Weston Lewis bring the history, discovery and treasures of this young boy and his reign to life.

 

Recommended Reads

Books to share and read independently

The Abominables by Eva Ibbotson

Wilf the Mighty Worrier Saves the World by Georgia Pritchett

The Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine

The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Sciezka

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Bill’s New Frock by Anne Fine

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S Lewis

Mr Penguin and the Lost Treasure by Alex T. Smith

The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

The Folk of the Faraway Tree by Enid Blyton

Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

The Tin Forest by Helen Ward

Kaspar Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo

The Famous Five Series by Enid Blyton

Winnie the Pooh Collection by A.A Milne

Dave Pigeon by Swapna Haddow

Dog Man by Dav Pilkey

Beast Quest by Adam Blade

Ice Palace by Dave Swindells

Harry the Poisonous Centipede by Lynne Reid Banks

The Secret World of Polly Flint by Helen Creswell

The Gorilla Who Wanted to Grow Up by Jill Tomlinson

Challenge Books for Year 3

The Wolf’s Footprint by Susan Price

The Angel of Nitshill Road by Anne Fine

The Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine

A Sudden Puff of Glittering Smoke by Anne Fine

Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf by Catherine Storr

Anna Hibiscus by Atinuke

Julian Stories by Ann Cameron

The Iron Man by Ted Hughes

The Ice Palace by Robert Swindells

The Finger Eater by Dick King-Smith

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

Tom and the Sausage Lion by Michael Morpurgo

Winnie the Pooh by AA Milne

The Sheep Pig by Dick King-Smith

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White