Another very busy week in Year 3...
We have begun learning through our new topic of the Ancient Egyptians! This will feed into much of the learning over the next few weeks and the children already seem very interested in this ancient civilisation. Topic homework sheets will be sent home next week with new project ideas linked to the topic. We look forward to seeing many exciting projects come into school to be shared, although we do not wish any homework to become onerous or stressful (for children and parents!). Consequently, non of the homework projects are compulsary, but we do encourage all children to have a go, and we appreciate all of the support and time that parents give to help.
English - The children have begun studying newspaper articles, and identify the features within them. We have focussed this week on writing headlines where the children have had to create their own headlines and subheading to existing news stories. The headlines had to be short, snappy and eye catching! We will continue to build up the features over the next week.
Maths - This week in Maths, we have continued with multiplication and division but towards the end of the week focussed more on problem solving with these calculations. The children have impressed us all with their understanding of the problems and their range of methods to solve them. Next week, we look to continue this further by using bar modelling as a way of problem solving!
Art - As part of our new topic, the class have started learning about how the Ancient Egyptians used to write. We studied some heiroglyphics, then the children had a go at writing their name in a Ancient Egyptian cartouche. This was to build on sketching skills using pencils, looking at shading and shapes within the pictures.
Geography - To build on the mapping skills we have practised so far this year, the children looked at a variety of maps of Egypt, then created a physical map of their own showing the Nile, the Nile flood plain, deserts, mountainous areas and seas. The class used a range of materials to show these different features, such as wool, tissue paper, paint and sand!
Swimming - Our swimming has been coming on brilliantly, with many children showing more and more confidence in the water. Some have began swimming underwater, and others have enjoyed jumping in the deeper parts of the pool. Everyone seems to be having a great time at the sessions and learning a lot!
Our PE visit to Trinity High School this week was unfortunately cancelled due to the cold weather on Wednesday, but will be rescheduled for Friday morning next week, meaning the children will need to bring trainers for PE as well as swimming kits. They will still be able to use their PE kits and the school tracksuits for the visit.
Have a great weekend,
Mr Bennett, Mrs Horton and Mr Field