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Miss Dobbs Year 3 - Puffins

Hello and welcome to Puffin's class Blog.


I am looking forward to an exciting year with all of you in Year 3. I know it may feel daunting coming back to school and moving into a new key stage however I know we are going to have a fantastic and successful year. We have really exciting topics to cover and are going to have lots of fun along the way.


We are also joined by an excellent team; Miss Burton, Mr Ahern and Mrs Young.


Miss Dobbs :-)


Our topics are:


Term 1 and 2 – Flint, Fur and Farms


Take a moment to step outside and stand quietly and still. Turn off all your technology and try to forget the modern world. Imagine this place 5000 years ago. What would you have seen? Experience life without modern tools and luxurious home comforts – would you survive? In our topic we will discover how people evolved from hunter gatherers to farmers and the beliefs these pre-historic warriors held.


Term 3 – Location, Location, Location


Buckle your seatbelt and hold on tight as we go on an epic adventure of discovery. Have you ever taken the time to appreciate the beauty of our environment or indeed the country in which we live? During this unit, we will learn about the many physical and human wonders that the United Kingdom holds and comparing major cities to our own locality. Toss aside your Sat Nav, brush up on your map skills as we journey around the country. Will we find our favourite ‘Location, Location, Location?’


Terms 4 and 5 - Shake, Rattle & Roll


Overwhelming and mighty, Mother Nature’s awesome energies hiss and roar deep within the Earth. Plates collide, spewing lava. Rocks rain down and mud slides in torrents. Towns and cities vanish under ashen clouds.  Discover the dangerous and ferocious world of natural disasters and glimpse their savage and deadly effects. 


Term 6 – Food and Farming


Dust off those wellies, grab your fork and dig in as we learn all about where our food comes from. Discover the different types of farming and follow our food from farm to fork. You will explore the nutritional value in seasonal foods and don your chef’s hat as you plant, harvest and cook delicious delicacies from scratch. How has farming changed from the Iron Age to the present day? What type of farmer would you be? Let's plough in and find out!