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Flying Bull

Year 3

Autumn Term 2019

Ancient Egypt

3B: Miss Birks, Mrs Shepherd and Miss Geddes

3G: Mrs Graham, Miss Knight and Miss Eburne

Welcome back! We hope you all had a relaxing break and are now ready to start learning in Year 3!

This term we will becoming Egyptologists, learning everything Ancient Egypt! We will begin the topic with a Focus Day with an Ancient Egyptian theme on Friday 13th September.

We will be writing our very own Ancient Egyptian guidebooks showing what we have learnt. Later in the term we will be learning about the mummification process, then applying these skills to mummify a fish! As Geologists, we will be comparing present day Egypt and Ancient Egypt. We will also be investigating the uses of the River Nile, focusing on farming.

In Maths, we will continue to follow Maths: No Problem, learning about place value, addition and subtraction. In Autumn 2 we will be moving onto multiplication and division. In DT we will be designing and making our own Egyptian bread!

In Year 3, our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure that your child has a suitable PE kit, especially for the outside in the winter months.

We expect children to come into school with their book bag and home reading book. Please read with your child at least 5 times a week and practise times tables with them too.

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.

Thank you for your support,

Miss Birks and Mrs Graham

Summer Term 2019

Stone Age

Welcome back for the final term in Year 3! We have lots of fun things planned which we cannot wait to share with the children.

This half term we will be investigating what life in the Stone Age was like. We will be creating our own character descriptions and stories based around the Stone Age books we will be reading in our guided reading lessons.

In History, we will be looking at the recently discovered town of Scara Brae and how it was preserved for thousands of years. In Art, we will be focussing on cave paintings, using a variety of resources to create our very own and as part of our DT project we will be creating our own Stone Age weapon, thinking about how they were used back then.

This half term in Maths, we will be learning about Fractions, including adding and subtracting fractions, equivalent fractions and solving word problems based on fractions.

After half term, we will be learning all about keeping healthy with our topic, Mindful Me! We will be learning all about ourselves and how we can keep ourselves healthy.

We have planned an exciting trip to Tuppenny Barn (3G 9th July and 3B 10th July) where we will be pressing our own apple juice,  making healthy snacks and learning about how to save our planet from plastic pollution.

Our PE days for this half term will continue to be on Tuesday and Thursday. However, this may change after half term- we will keep you updated with this.

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.


Spring Term 2019

Revolting Romans!

This Spring 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 have 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 length, mass and volume 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 be visiting Fort Nelson to take part in a discovery day where we will find out about both the Roman and Stone age eras!

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