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Flying Bull

Year 3

Autumn Term 2018

Ancient Egypt

Welcome back! We are so excited about our topic for the Autumn term!

We will be discovering the treasures of Ancient Egypt. We will begin our journey by reading hieroglyphs and breaking codes as a year group. Mr Egypt will pay us a visit to help us find out many interesting facts about this era. We will be researching and writing fact files in English, looking at the pyramids, the river Nile, tombs and ancient Egyptian animals!  We will then move onto learning about mummies and the children will be given the opportunity to mummify a fish using similar techniques used back then.

In History, we will be travelling back in time and role-playing a ‘day in the life’ of a pharaoh. We will enquire what we need to do to preserve our teeth and bones and find out what happens when bones begin to decay. In Art, the children will be creating their very own Egyptian inspired art work and make Egyptian bread in DT.

For this term, our PE days will be Tuesday (inside) and Thursday (outside). Please make sure that your child has a suitable PE kit, especially for the outside in the winter months.

As always, if there is anything you would like to talk to us about, catch the teacher on playground duty in the morning or stop by and see us after school.


Summer Term 2018

Revolting Romans!

This Summer we will begin to explore the Roman period. We will introduce this topic with the story of Romulus and Remus and how they found Rome.  We will also travel into the past and discover the origins of the Romans through books, video clips and research. In History, we will look at inventions and innovations from Roman times that contributed to human progress. We will also learn about these inventions that changed the way we live. In writing, we will be focusing on story writing, Myths and Legends, explanations and recounts around the topics studied.

We will be designing, making and evaluating our own chariot that could be used in Roman battle. We will be looking at fractions, data collection and shape in Maths. As artists, we will be creating our own mosaics in the style of Ancient Rome!

After half term we will be investigating the stone age and will hopefully visit Buster Ancient farm and find out about this fascinating era in time!

Thank you to all of you, who help your child with their reading, spellings and times table cards. Please continue to do so as we know your child appreciates this. We would also love to see our parents or carers at our Thursday E.R.I.C reading sessions – this is simply a session to hear your children reading and it makes a huge difference to the children when parents and carers attend every week. It runs every Thursday from 08:45 to 09:15.

As always, thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to speak to us at the end of the day.

Miss Birks and Mrs Graham