Delving into Ancient Egypt

We can’t believe how quickly this year is going already! We have had a fantastic week with Year 3, and we are so impressed by how the children...

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We can’t believe how quickly this year is going already! We have had a fantastic week with Year 3, and we are so impressed by how the children are learning and displaying the golden agreements and school values.

This week in English, we focused on using adjectives to describe ancient Egyptian artefacts. We then began to look at how we can create a compound sentence by putting together two clauses and connecting them with a conjunction. We have begun to learn all about Tutankhamun and his tomb, which is setting us up to start looking at non-chronological reports and how we will write them.

In maths, we began looking at number and place value. We started the week by focusing on how we can represent two and three digit numbers, using dienes, counters and part-whole models to help us. This learning will help us with all of our maths throughout the year, and we can’t wait to build upon it in the weeks to come. If you would like to consolidate any maths learning from this week, the worksheets can be found here: Maths Worksheets Au1 W2

In geography, we learnt about where Egypt is in the world. In history, we started learning about the discovery of Tutankhamun and considered questions we would like to ask Howard Carter, who discovered the pharaoh in 1922. The knowledge maps of the new project, Ancient Egypt, can be found here: A1 Y3 Ancient Egypt Knowledge Map

In science, we became geologists and began our topic of rocks, which included comparing what they look like and placing them into different categories. In RE, we started looking at Sikhism and explored the concept of belonging and where we feel we belong, such as at a club, with our family or at school. In PSHE, we discussed how our behaviour choices help our school to be a place where we can learn happily and safely. We had great discussions about what we think is important in our class and reflected on the positive behaviours we have seen displayed in school in the last few weeks and what we want to see more of.

In guided reading, we started reading the book, ‘I Was There… Tutankhamun’s Tomb’ by Sue Reid. We began by predicting what the story might be about by looking at different covers of the book, followed by finding and copying words to describe the setting, characters and their feelings. We can’t wait to find out what happens in chapter 2!

We had our first art lesson this week and created sprouting trees with paper and collages to represent the school values.

In PE, we did gymnastics on Thursday and focused on footwork skills on Friday.

Wishing you all a restful weekend.

Year 3 Team

 

Reminders:

Our family boards in the classrooms are growing. If you haven’t already, please make sure you bring in a photo of your family.

All children should have PE kits in school. PE days for all Year 3 classes are Thursday and Friday.

In key stage 2, the children need to bring their own healthy snacks to school, usually a piece of fruit or a vegetable.

School is closed on Monday for the Queen’s funeral bank holiday.

Next Week:

In English, we will be writing non-chronological reports and continuing our grammar focus on compound sentences.

In maths, we move on to comparing 3-digit numbers and identifying previous and next multiples of 10 and 100.

In guided reading, we will start chapter 2 of ‘I was There’ and focus on retrieving information from the book. If you would like to read the chapter with your child before next week, it can be found here: Chapter 2