Year 3 Green Class
Teacher: Miss Skues
Term 2: MUMMIES AND MAGIC!
How were Ancient Egyptian beliefs different from Christian beliefs?
This term Year 3 be studying 'Leon and the Place Between' by Angela McAllister. This is a beautifully illustrated fantasy about a trip to a circus and the place where magic takes a young boy called Leon. The text will be used to help develop grammar and punctuation as well as improve descriptive story writing.
We will also study a range of non-fiction texts and write a biography for an Egyptian Pharaoh.
The children will continue to work hard to join their handwriting and improve the presentation of work.
The children will continue to be given spellings to learn every Monday. They will write the words in their home/school reading books to practise at home as well as every day at school, before a test on Friday. They will also to explore different patterns and use dictionaries to check spellings.
In our whole class Destination Reader sessions we will be looking at and discussing a range of topic linked texts, including poetry.
Home school reading books are checked every FRIDAY. Please remember to sign the home/school book every time you hear your child read.
We will start the term by learning mental and written strategies for solving multiplication and division problems. It will really help the children with their lessons if they continue to practise their times tables at home and regularly use Times Tables Rock Stars. The children are tested on their tables twice a week and by the end of Year 3 they are expected to know multiplication and division facts for 2x, 3x,4x,5x,8x and 10x tables.
Towards the end of Term 2 we will estimate and measure length and perimeter.
In all areas of maths, the children will be encouraged to explain their reasoning and discuss their work using appropriate vocabulary.
We will continue to develop our mental maths skills. This will including practising times tables, counting in groups of 3,4, 6 8 and 50 and addition and subtraction facts for 10, 20 and 100.
This term our Key Question is "How were Ancient Egyptian beliefs different from Christian beliefs?' We will find out about what the Ancient Egyptians believed and learn how it affected all aspects of their lives - and beyond! We will also compare these beliefs with some Christian beliefs.
In Science, we will investigate forces, friction and magnets.
We will ask and answer scientific questions by planning and conducting investigations, recording results and drawing conclusions.
During RE we will focus on the Christian Value of Forgiveness. We will also be studying the Jewish festival of Hanukkah, before looking at the significance of characters in the Christmas story.
In PSHE our topic is 'Families' and in ICT we will be making and editing our own videos.
In Design Technology we will be investigating levers and linkages, before making a model shaduf.
In Spanish, we will continue to practise greetings and classroom instructions before moving onto animals and pets.
During PA this term we will be practising our gymnastic skills and make up a sequence based on 'It's a Kind of Magic' by Queen. Our sessions will be on WEDNESDAY afternoons.
Please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school and has removed earrings where possible, or can do so themselves.