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Riddlesden St Mary

Year 3 Spring 1

Our topic this term is the Stone Age and we are enjoying it so far!

We have been reading The Stone Age Boy and finding out all about the tools, dwellings, food and pre-historic beasts from this era, researching information to create a fact file. We are innovating the story using the Talk for Writing actions to invent our own story. In addition to this, we will be focusing on our reading skills to cover VIPERS.

 Click on the link VIPERS for more information. Please aim to listen to your child read at least 3 times in the week and practise spellings and rapid recall of times tables facts.



 We are looking forward to creating our own cave paintings, making stone age jewellery, bread and making clay pots.


We had a taster of how it would be like to live in the Stone Age.  In science,  we have been finding out about how fossils are formed and created our own fake ones!  We will be using our scientific enquiry skills to investigate how water is transported in plants and finding out the purpose of the muscular and skeletal system of humans and animals. Watch this space to see pictures of these and other investigations.


In music, we have been singing songs linked to the Stone Age and combining different sounds to create a specific mood or feeling linked to The Stone Age Boy.                                 

We have been designing weapons, using stones, swatches of  leather, hessian and raffia.     

 Take a look at the children using their design and technology skills to create Stone Age weapons using stones, swatches of  leather, hessian and raffia.     


Take a peek at these pictures! We explored how people in the Stone Age may have prepared meals.


In Maths, we have been learning about multiplication and division and  keeping our knowledge spinning in addition and subtraction. Will be moving on to measurement;  learning about money and statistics.



  A massive 'Thank you!' to all those parents who support their children at home to listen to them read, learn spellings and practise their times tables. A reminder that children have login details for Times Tables Rockstars, Purple Mash and Mathletics.

 View the link to play Times Tables Games.