Mrs Sian Lenden
Welcome to Year 3!
Term 2 – Walk like an Egyptian!
Welcome back to Year 3! I hope you all had a restful half term and are ready to hit the ground running! We have a very busy and full 8 week term coming up!
We will be learning about how bodies were mummified, how Ancient Egyptians survived in such a hot climate and how they grew crops. We will be investigating the significance of the River Nile to Egypt now and in the past. We will be writing diaries about the process of mummification and writing suspense stories about an explorer in a Pyramid. In DT we will be making sarcophagus shaped pencil cases, and making kahk, which is similar to shortbread. We will be writing questionnaires to repeat and alter the recipe to make it tastier! We will be learning about multiplication and division in maths, and using this to scale recipes up and down. We are also going to start looking at fractions, which we will recap later in the year as well.
PE continues to be on Mondays and Fridays.
We are continuing to work on making our
Work better by editing and improving spellings, punctuation and up-levelling word choices.
Term 1: Animal Kingdom
This term the class have chosen to learn about Animals, this will include humans as part of the animal kingdom. We will be looking at what we need as humans to keep us healthy, particularly our diet. We will also be creating leaflets later in the term to explain to owners how to look after their pet.
We will be making our own savoury dish; trying to make it as healthy and tasty as possible. We will also be looking at why humans need to eat food and the reason we have skeletons. We will also be making still life pictures, exploring different mediums.
Our learning in maths this term will include place value and the use of addition and subtraction in contexts and problems. We will also be practicing our times tables over the year to prepare for next year!
Our school values during term 1 are Friendship and Equality.
I look forward to getting to know all of you and having an exciting and productive year!
Year 3 Priorities
Extending the range of sentences using a wide range of conjunctions, e.g. when, if, because, although, however.
Solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction.