Welcome back after the Christmas break ... remember, our exciting Topic Hook day is on Wednesday 6th January for our new topic - Ancient Egypt! Come to school in your costume and prepare to be inspired about the Ancient Egyptians!
For those of you not attending school currently, we will be looking at the following areas over the next few weeks:
English – reading our new book ‘Egyptian Cinderella’ and preparing to write a letter as the main character.
Maths – Multiplication and Division – representing as equal groups and repeated addition, problem solving.
Science – Animals including humans - identify that humans and some animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.
Topic - Timeline for Ancient Egypt, Pyramids of Gyza.
Year 3 Spellings, Spring Term 1
We had great fun learning about the Bronze and Iron Age this half term. This involved learning about the Beaker culture /people. We had a go at creating our own clay beakers - we had lots of fun!
We have had great fun in Topic this week, learning about Stone Age cave paintings. We discovered how hand prints were made using animal blood and squirted onto the cave walls using a hollowed out bone, like a straw. We used paint and flicked it around our partner's hand to create a blow-paint style piece of art. See photos below - it was a rather messy lesson!
What a fantastic first few weeks we have had in Year 3!
This week we had a very exciting lesson outside in the orchard. We were learning about the importance of fire during the Stone Age. During the lesson, one of the Year 3 pupils, dressed as a prehistoric animal, was 'hunted' by the Stone Age Year 3s whilst Miss Biswell built up the fire. We then made 'campfire bread' and cooked it over the fire and had marshmallows as a treat. Although these foods aren't from the Stone Age, the children were able to appreciate the importance of fire and how difficult it would have been to get a good meal as a Stone Age person.