Year 3

This second half of the Autumn Term, we will be learning all about the Ancient Egyptians. We will listen to stories about the Egyptian gods and write our own versions of the story. We will also learn about important Egyptian rituals, such as mummification.



What we will do:

  •  Read non-fiction books to find out information about Ancient Egypt.
  • Write newspaper reports about the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by the explorer Howard Carter.
  • Use drama and role play to retell stories about the Egyptian gods.
  • Write instructions for how to prepare an Egyptian mummy for the afterlife.



What we will do:

  • Recall previous times-tables (2, 5 and 10)
  • Count in 3s and 4s and multiples of 100.
  • Begin to learn the 6 and 8 times-tables.
  • Learn number patterns to recall our times-tables quickly.
  • Continue to use written methods to add and subtract 2-digit numbers effectively.
  • Solve one and two-step problems, involving money and measures.



What we will do:

  • Look at the types of rocks we have in our local environment.
  • Learn the properties of different rocks using scientific vocabulary.
  • Test which rocks are the most waterproof and use our understanding of the qualities of each rock to explain why.
  • Learn how fossils are formed and how they are discovered many years later.



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.



What we will do:

  •  Locate where Egypt is on a world map and which continent it is in.
  • Understand why the River Nile was important to the Ancient Egyptians.



What we will do:

  • Create sequences of movement in Dance to Egyptian music.
  • Practise our ball skills in order to play team games, such as Tag Rugby.


Design Technology

What we will do:

  • Look at the Egyptian ‘Shaduf’ and its importance in ancient farming techniques.
  • Follow a set of instructions to build a shaduf.
  • Think about ways levers are used to improve the structure of a shaduf and make our own.



We will be learning French weekly with Mrs Seaton. This term in French, we will be continuing to learn how to count in French and will be learning how to count in tens.



Music will continue to be taught by Mrs Manser every Thursday. This half term we will be focusing on learning to read music and learn songs related to our topic.


Please click below to see the latest versions of the Year 3 newsletter, homework and curriculum topic overview.

Year 3 Newsletter - Autumn Term 2 - October 2019

Year 3 Homework - Autumn Term 2 - October 2019

Year 3 Topic Overview - Autumn Term 2 - October 2019