This week has been another busy and wonderful week of learning for Year 3, and what a day Thursday was! Thank you everyone for being so flexible and adaptive and helping with learning. It has been amazing to see some of the learning done at home, but please don’t worry if you are not able to bring it in.
In Topic, we have been learning more about the lives of ancient Egyptian children and comparing their chores, education, homes and family life to ours. We found out some very interesting facts, such as that the children had to start working at age 12, most children were educated by their fathers and the toilets were just made out of a bucket under a wooden chair! As a result, the majority of Year 3 decided that they are very grateful to live in today’s society, but we agreed that it would be very interesting to spend a day in ancient Egypt.
In English, we have been writing stories based upon a picture of aliens in space for our writing showcase, and the children have come up with some fantastic, creative and imaginative ideas! We have also been practicing our reading comprehension through reading stories and answering questions about what we have read.
In Maths, we have been linking what we already know about numbers to help us to understand how we can make and add hundreds. We pretended to be tomb thieves in ancient Egypt, steal some coins from Tutankhamun’s tomb and work out how many coins out of 100 had been stolen. If you would like to go over the maths learning with your child, the worksheets from this week can be found here: Maths Aut 1 W6 sheets
In Science, we have been making fossils! The children loved exploring how fossils are made and have found out some really interesting facts about them. They then each made fossils by using plasticine and plaster of Paris. They look great!
A reminder that children should bring in their reading records on Tuesday (Maple) and Friday (Oak and Redwood) for their teacher to check and see what they have been reading. Please write which pages have been read and a comment every time you read with your child at home.