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Here are some clues to our exciting topic this term
Welcome Back, Year 3!
I hope you’ve all had a wonderful and joyful Easter and are excited as I am to begin our Summer Term. At the heart of our journey in faith this term will be Energy ‘What’s the use of energy?’ Choices ‘What helps me to choose well?’ and Special Places ‘What makes a place special?’
For our Other Faith work, we will be studying Islam.
Our first topic is a fantastic way to begin our creative journey together as we discover all about Egypt; locate it on a map and examine a time when Ancient Egypt was so powerful in the world; compare the Ancient Egyptian civilisation with the society, climate and terrain of Britain at the time; study their rituals and beliefs and discover just how creative they were!
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Topics this term:
Year 3’s cross-curricular topic is Egypt so we will be incorporating many themes into this imagination grabbing work.
We will be examining and analysing many different types of texts in English and using good models of writing to inspire us to create our own, including instructions and explanations, poetry, myths and legends, letter writing and of course story writing.
In Maths we will be working on reinforcing place value, measurement, time, data, problem solving, fractions, calculations and shape. We will study and translate hieroglyphs and create our own codes.
Through our work on Dig Deep and Discover, we will study the Pharaohs, pyramids and the Ancient Egyptian’s belief in the afterlife and their rituals, in particular, mummification. Our scientific investigations will cover decay and preservation. We will then learn about Light and after half-term, Electricity. Art and Design and Technology will give us the opportunity to study Egyptian art and design, make and evaluate a shaduf. Through Geography we will learn about modern Egypt and compare its climate and terrain with ours. We’re also studying the River Nile and are planning a field visit to Fairham Brook.
P.E. will be Games skills and Athletics. French sessions will continue to enable the children to use some basic French phrases. At some point, we’d like to hold an Egyptian day, where the children can dress as an Egyptian and spend the day enjoying related activities. Date yet to be confirmed!
Music: Children will perform songs, chants and rhymes expressively and gain confidence in their use of voices and language. We will be exploring rhythmic patterns. There will be also opportunities to use classroom instruments. In Computing we will use programming skills to create work related to our topic. There will be many opportunities for the children to use the class computers and iPads to enhance and enrich our work in class.
How you can help
Reading, spellings and Maths homework will be given every week. Encourage your child to read regularly and explain what they understand from the text. Please ensure that your child learns their multiplication facts and number bonds daily. There could also be follow-up research homework in other areas if appropriate. Please check the weekly homework sheet that goes out on a Thursday and encourage your child to complete the tasks set.
Please make sure your child has their swimming kit and P.E. kit (black shorts, white T-shirt and trainers or plimsolls) in school on Mondays and PE kit should stay in school all week.
Your child also needs a painting apron/old shirt in school to protect their uniform during art lessons. This should also remain on their in their bag all week. Please bring in a Science ‘Lab coat’ if you haven’t already. All you need is an old shirt, some children have customised their coats and they look great!
Please check the Year 3 Web page brwacademy.com for updates and recommended websites. Support your child in blogging and posting comments, please ensure they only use their first name and their own school email address. If you have any spare time and feel you could offer some specialist skills to enhance our learning this term, maybe you have some woodwork skills, are an expert baker or would be able to chat to the children about your job. I’d love to hear from you! Yet another brilliant term to look forward to!
If you have any spare time and feel you could offer some specialist skills to enhance our learning this term, maybe you have some woodwork skills, are an expert baker or would be able to chat to the children about your job. I’d love to hear from you!
Another exciting term to look forward to! If you have any queries please feel free to ask. Thank you for your continued support,
Dates for your diary:
19th April: Day of the
Eucharist Liturgy @ 10am
10th May School First Holy Communion Mass
18th May: Royal Wedding
23rd May, 1.30pm: KS2 Sports Day
24th May 3:30-5:15: KS2 Film Night
28th May—31st June Half-Term
4th June: Class Photos
7th June: Year 3 Class
21st June: Open Afternoon
22nd June: Africa Day
29th June: St. Peter and Paul Mass in church
10th and 11th July, 7pm: Summer Musical Performances
16th July: Inset Day
23rd July, 2pm: End of Year Mass
24th July: Last Day of Term
MATHS Homework Mathletics
All children will have individual maths homework allocated to them on this website. They’ve been given their password & it should be stuck in their HW diary. Please let me know if access is a problem.
http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk You also have access to the free ebooks on this site – it also works on iPads too! Children will have the login and password stuck in their Homework diaries. It is really important that children read daily and demonstrate a good comprehension of the texts.
Details to follow
USEFUL WEBSITES (Copy and paste links)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zssnfg8 Early Britain
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/moonmaths.swf Multiplication game or just google ‘Moonmaths’
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity03 Place value game
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/me3us/flash/lessonLauncher.html?lesson=lessons/05/m3_05_00_x.swf Beat the computer in a place value game!
http://resources.oswego.org/games/BangOnTime/clockwordres.html Stop the clock game!
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/maths/telling_the_time/play/popup.shtml Set the Clock.
http://www.scholastic.com/play/time.htm Time travelling
http://www.snappymaths.com/other/measuring/time/interactive/unitsoftimeftc.htm Fling The Teacher!
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=maths/measures Weigh and measure the parcel
http://www.ictgames.com/mostlyPostie.html Weighing parcels
www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zpdtsbk/videos/1 Find out about Islam
https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/themes/exhibitions/leonardo-da-vinci/nottingham-castle-museum-art-gallery-Nottingham (scroll down to see interactive games)
https://sites.google.com/site/easygrammar4kids/a-an (and other games for grammar skills)
A lovely strange game that requires some ‘out of the box’ and creative thinking to move things along. Also tests areas of English, Maths and Science.