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Year 3

Welcome back for our final term in Year Three!

I hope you have all had a wonderful Easter break full of relaxation, time with friends and family and most importantly fun! We have a super busy final Summer term before us, and I cannot wait for you all to get stuck into our new exciting topic.

If you need to discuss anything with me, please don't hesitate to pop a note in the message book or I will be more than happy to speak to you at the end of the day.

Miss Rochell-Gill

Please click here to see this year's curriculum map!

OUR TOPIC THIS TERM IS...

Walk like an Egyptian!

In English, we will be continuing to develop the writing skills we have practised throughout the year through a variety of text styles and genres around an Egyptian theme.

We will begin by studying the text 'The Egyptian Cinderella' written by the author Shirley Climo and the children will compare this version to the traditional Cinderella tale. Children will complete this unit by writing thier own Egyptian version of another well known fairytale.

After this, we will focus on the genre of explanation texts. Children will write explaining the process of Egyptian ,mummification (after we have had a go ourselves at mummifying tomatoes!).

Finally, we will end the term by creating a variety of poems inspired by life during Ancient Egypt, the pyramids and sacred Gods and Goddesses of the time.

pyramids

Foundation lessons will explore all aspects of life during Ancient Egypt. We will study the differences in lifestyle for rich and poor Egyptians, how they prepared and dealt with death, the significance of Gods and Goddesses and much more!  In Geography we will compare the United Kingdom and Egypt looking at human and physical features, climate and land usage. We will also study the river nile, why it was important in Ancient Egypt and investigate the water cycle. 

Our Science topics this term will begin with Plants and we will look closely at the parts and functions of plants, what they need to survive, how water is transported and the life cycle of a plant. We will finish our learning looking at Light, how it is reflected off objects, shadow formation and patterns and how to protect ourselves from sun damage. 

plant life cycle(1)

In Art and Design Technology, we will study and create our own Canopic jars and attempt to make our own pyramids out of sugar cubes, biscuits and marshmallows (if we manage not to eat them all!). We will also look at an array or portrait artists and create our own self-portraits in the style of Egyptian Pharoahs and Gods/Goddesses.

Our author this term is...

David Walliams

5 facts about David Walliams:

  1. His first children's book was 'The Boy in the Dress' which was published in 2008.
  2. His favourite chocolate is Malteaser (yum!)
  3. He swam 140 miles in the River Thames to raise money for Sports Relief.
  4. His idol is Roald Dahl.
  5. He was a navy cadet at school.
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Click on the link below to practise your mental maths skills at home!

http://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/292/Montys_Maths_Wall

Guided Reading

During the week, all children take part in guided reading sessions both as a whole class and individually. Within these sessions we read a variety of extracts, chapters from stories and often work on our inference skills using video clips and images. These sessions aim to develop inference skills, comprehension of texts and fluency/understanding of the texts we read. 

In KS2 we strongly encourage parents/guardians to read 2-3 times a week and record a short comment in thier child''s reading diary about that reading session.

PE Lessons

In Year Three our PE sessions are on a Monday afternoon, and also on a Wednesday morning. The Wednesday morning session will be used for Swimming this half term.

Although our sessions are scheduled for these days, it is not uncommon for those to change due to other events in school so it is vital that all children have their kits in school on Monday and remain in school until the weekend. 

During the winter months, it is advisable for the children to bring warm clothes such as tracksuit bottoms as sessions will continue outside where possible.

Homework

Homework is given on a bi-weekly rota, one week english is sent home and the following week maths is sent home. It is given on a Friday and due in the following Friday, please try to ensure that homework is brought in by the due date so it can be checked and prepared for the following week.

Spellings and times tables practise are sent home weekly on a Friday and tested the following Friday.

If you have any issues regarding the homework set then please contact me via the message book or at the door and I will do my best to resolve the issue.

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