Welcome to Year 3

3B                                                                               3Y

Teacher- Mrs J Wilson/Mrs S Wright                           Teacher - Mr A Litchfield

Teaching Assistant – Mrs C Iddin                                Teaching Assistant - Mr S Jensen

Important days

  • Please help your child to complete one activity off their homework grid every week. Homework must be handed in by Wednesday.
  • Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school at the beginning of the week. They must have shorts and a t-shirt for indoor PE and trainers and a warm tracksuit for outdoor PE. No earrings are allowed to be worn during PE.
  • We change reading books four times per week. Please ensure that you have left a comment in the reading record each time your child reads at home. Please read as much as possible at home with your child. Ask them questions about their book to check their understanding and discuss any unknown vocabulary.

 

Topic

This half term our topic is Ancient Egypt. As part of our topic, the children will be studying the gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt. They will be learning about mummies, pyramids and pharaohs and studying the mummification process.

 

In science, we will be studying animals including humans. The children will investigate healthy food and different food groups. They will also look at human and animal skeletons, how muscles work and major human organs and their function.

 

In design and technology we will be designing and making Egyptian headdresses using a range of materials. Please collect cardboard boxes for us to use in this project.

 

In PE, the children will be continuing to create and perform an Egyptian dance to music. Our outdoor games sport will be hockey.

 

Maths

The main focus of our maths lessons this half term will be addition and subtraction. The children will be using apparatus and pictorial representations in addition to formal calculation recordings. We will continue to have daily CLIC sessions, during which we will practise our mental maths skills. The children will also have a weekly times tables, CLIC and Learn Its challenge, so please help your child to practise their times tables, ready for their challenges.

 

 

English

In English, we will be looking at the text ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’ by Shirley Climo. We will share the text and discuss the meaning of the varied vocabulary and phrases. We will be using the text as a basis from which to write our own Egyptian Cinderella stories focussing on speech marks, paragraphs and punctuation.

  

 

Reading

Please see the attached document for help in supporting your child/children with reading: