Year 3

This half term, we will be learning all about the Ancient Egyptians. We will listen to stories about the Egyptian gods and create shadow puppets to retell a famous 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 after-life.



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-digit numbers effectively.
  • Solve one and two step problems, involving money and measures.



What we will do:

  • Focus on light and shadows, finding out about how light works.
  • Find out how shadows are made, considering ways we can alter and change shadows.
  • Make shadow puppets and investigate the shadows they make.
  • Investigate objects that reflect and block the light.



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.


Physical Education

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



What we will do:

  •  Use our knowledge of light and shadows to plan and make our own shadow puppets based on the story of Isis and Osiris.
  • Design and create light catchers to capture the Egyptian landscape.



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 Mr Griffiths every Friday. This term we will be continuing to focus on learning to read music.


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 2018

Year 3 Homework - Autumn Term 2 - October 2018

Year 3 Topic Overview - Autumn Term 1 - Sept 2018