Year 3

In Year Three, this half term, we will be learning about Ancient Egypt. We will be discovering key facts and information using various sources of information from the past. In addition, we will be finding out about Howard Carter and his famous discovery of Tutankhamun.

ENGLISH

What we will do:

•      Read Non-Fiction books to find out information about Ancient Egypt.

•      Learn how to write persuasive texts.

•      Write newspaper reports and our own information pages.

•      Use drama and role play to imagine what it was like during Ancient Egyptian times.

•      Write explanations for how to prepare an Egyptian mummy for the after-life.

MATHEMATICS

What we will do:

•      Count in 3s and 4s and multiples of 100.

•      Describe properties of 2D and 3D shapes, classifying shapes into groups.

•      Measure length in cm, m and mm.

•      Learn how to measure perimeter.

•      Continue to use written methods to add and subtract 2 and 3 digit numbers effectively.

•      Solve one and two step problems, involving money and measures.

SCIENCE

What we will do:

•      Focus on light and shadows, finding out about how light travels.

•      Find out how shadows are made, considering ways we can alter and change shadows.

•      Make shadow puppets and investigate the shadows they can make.

•      Sort objects which reflect and block the light.

HISTORY

What we will do:

•       Use historical artefacts and sources to find out information about the past.

•       Place the Ancient Egyptian time period on a timeline.

•       Find out about mummification and what was inside an ancient tomb.

GEOGRAPHY

What we will do:

•      Locate Egypt on a world map.

•      Understand why the River Nile was important to the Ancient Egyptians.

P.E

What we will do:

•      Create sequences of movement in dance to Egyptian music.

•      Practise our ball skills, in order to play team games.

ART / D&T

What we will do:

•      Make name cards copying Egyptian hieroglyphics.

•      Make Egyptian headdresses using mixed media, including photography.

•      Blend water colours to create Egyptian landscapes, adding silhouettes.

FRENCH

What we will do:

•      Learn to say the numbers 1-20.

•      Give our ages and other peoples.

•      Learn and practise a French Christmas song to perform.

Year 3 Newsletter - Autumn Term Nov 2017

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Year 3 Homework - Autumn Term Nov 2017