welcome to class 3
Welcome to Class 3
During the Spring Term we will be discovering what life was like during the time of the Ancient Egyptians. We will be exploring who Tutankhamen was including the discovery by the famous archaeologist Howard Carter. We will be looking at the process of mummification and the afterlife. We will learn where Egypt, is including the importance of the River Nile. We will move onto learning about how Ancient Egyptian society was organised who the Egyptians worshipped and also discover what hieroglyphics are. We will also be discovering why the Ancient Egyptians built pyramids.
In Science we are going to continue looking at forces and in particular are going to spend time exploring the properties of magnets. We'll then move onto looking at animals and humans, when we'll focus on looking at the skeleton and how nutrition helps keep us healthy.
Our English will be taught through a range of texts, both whole texts and extracts, some of which will be related to our topic. During the Spring Term we will be using The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo to aid our writing. We will be developing our story writing skills by using speech punctuation, organising our ideas into paragraphs and further developing our descriptive vocabulary. Our theme also lends itself well to newspaper report writing and diary entries. We will move on in the direction needed by the class.
In Mathematics we will start by learning about formal calculation methods for multiplication and division before moving onto money, length and perimeter and then fractions. All lessons will involve a practical/ pictorial element before moving onto the abstract. Children will be given the opportunity to practice the skills being taught before moving onto reasoning and problem solving activities.
Spellings - We will be sending home lists of all of the spellings that your child should already know (Year 1 and 2) as well as those they should know by the end of year 4 ( 3 /4 word list). Please support your child with these as much as you can. if you need another copy, please let us know.
Times Tables - Children need to continue focusing on the Year 3 KIRFS and regularly practise their times tables using Times Tables Rockstars. By the end of Year 3 they need to be fluent with the 2,5,10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables and regular practise, both in school and at home, is key to them building their confidence and fluency. The children are working towards the multiplication check that they will have to do in Year 4. We will be practising this format at school, but it would be helpful if children could also practise at home following the link below: