Spring 2017

 

Our topic for this term is:
Angry Earth
During the topic we will explore the big question:
What makes the Earth angry?

 

It will be an explosive start to 2017 for our Year 3 children! This term we will be exploring the big question 'What makes the Earth angry?' To begin this exciting new learning journey, we will be exploding our very own Volcano. We will also be discovering what is in the centre of the Earth, using a scotch egg to help us show each layer! We will see that the Earth is actually made of a crust, mantle and core. We will also look at tectonic plates and discover how these fit together like a jigsaw. The children will then be able to name and describe these plates and understand the relationship between tectonic plates and volcanoes and earthquakes. We will investigate the effects the angry Earth has on people and the environment in our global learning discussions.

In our Science topic we will discover how volcanoes create particular types of rocks and how rocks help to form the Earth, stretching from individual grains to huge mountain ranges.

We will then be finishing our Spring topic with a bang! The children will be exploding their very own volcanoes which they will design and make throughout the topic. 

 

Please see the curriculum map attached for further information about our Angry Earth topic.

Volcanoes and Earthquakes Curriculum Map 2017.docx

Home learning for Spring 2: Please see the attached information

Home Learning Planner Spring 2.docx