Year 3 2017 - 2018
Summer Term Year 3
This term, in Year 3, our main focus will be on History. Therefore our topic work will be based on the ancient civilisations with a particular focus on Ancient Egyptians. We will be looking at the Egyptian pyramids, where they are and why they were important, Egyptian culture and the impact of the Ancient Egyptians. This will allow us to investigate their amazing culture and lifestyle through primary and secondary sources.
The children will enhance their historical knowledge of this period using our fantastic school espresso ICT search engine. Espresso features videos, images and activities on the Egyptians that will stimulate and enrich the learning of the children. We will visit the Warrington Museum to research Ancient Egypt further.
Our art work will complement our Egyptian investigations as we will use the media of clay to recreate Egyptian artefacts and a range of media to create Egyptian images.
In R.E. we will examine the religion of Islam and investigate life as an everyday Muslim. We will look at the story of Mohammed and the foundation of Islam. Islam also provides us with some beautiful art work to investigate and replicate particularly looking at symmetrical patterns. Mrs Aslam will kindly give us an insight into life within a Muslim family home.
Our science work will focus firstly on helping plants to grow healthily and then later in the term we are hoping that the British summertime will provide the perfect opportunity toinvestigate light and shadows.
In French we will be continuing our topic on food and will then move on to the months of the year which will link closely to our maths topic on time.
Of course we will continue to develop our mathematics, with a particular emphasis on fractions and measures, and literacy skills based around Egyptian reports. During the term we will use our Ancient Egyptian topic research to help us read and write Egyptian myths, create non-chronological reports based on our findings, examine and produce play-scripts and investigate performance poetry through reading and written compositions.
Our ICT work will focus on developing children’s multi-media skills using Photo Story and using coding and problem solving skills to complete our Crystal Rainforest simulation.
Alongside all this our studies in Music and PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Community Education) will continue on a weekly basis. In PE we will enhance our athletics, rounders and cricket skills as the better weather provides us with the chance to utilise our field environment.
As ever our overall aim is to provide a motivating, balanced and broad curriculum for all our Year 3 children to engage with. The culmination of this will include Y3 having an Egyptian topic day.
Please continue to look out for extra-curricular opportunities as they become available. There will be the opportunity for your child to compete in sports day activities and earn the chance to represent the school in athletics.
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