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Autumn Term -  What impact do natural disasters have on our world ?


This term, the children in year three will be learning about natural disaters and how these impact the physical land mass of our planet. We will look at active and dormant volcanoes, where they are in the world and why they occur.  We will look more in depth at the land formation in Italy, looking at where the volcanoes are and how they have changed the land mass of Italy.

The theme running thorugh our work is resilience. During our discussion, we will discover how people show resilience, particularly after experiencing a natural disaster. 

Other natural disasters we may learn about include 

  • Flooding
  • Tsunamis
  • Earthquakes 
  • Hurricanes 
  • Fires 
  • Impact of pollution 


Click here for interesting facts about Italy.

Click on this picture for more interesting volcano facts.



In technology we will be learning about pneumatics. We will look at how compressed air can be used in everyday objects and look at how helpful this is to us. Compressed air can be used to create objects with moving parts.  This will be the challenge; to create a useful everyday object with a moving part using pneumatics. 

In food technology we will look at the classic Italian pizza, how it is made and how this Italian dish has been adapted to suit different tastes.  We will experiment with adding different ingredients to a pizza base.  Each child will design their own pizza based upon their preferred pizza base flavour.



(Please also see the Curriculum Matters Document for more details about our class texts and more detail about each subject covered this term).


Click here for Autumn Curriculum Matters.


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