Year 3


Teacher: Miss Hall
Teaching Assistant Mrs Rashbrook
We enjoy coming to school and are eager to learn from Mrs Foy who provides us with an exciting, interesting and fun /challenging activities. Our lessons help us to develop our inquisitive minds and we are encouraged to ask questions.

The Power of Reading in literacy supports this desire to dissect and understand books in more depth, with drama playing a role in learning.

To find out more about our class and what activities we have been undertaking on a daily basis then please take a look at the details below. This page will be regularly updated with new material so please keep checking back for new information.

Year 3 Topic Information Summer Term 2

(updated 15 June 2017)

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Egyptian Day

Year 3 have been learning about Egypt, from their history (mummies), lifestyle, culture and discovering what they thought they knew about this amazing country.

Everyone in Year 3 came to school dressed as an Egyptian including Miss Sharma who was Cleopatra.

Not too sure who went the extra and dressed as a mummy though!

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Oliver and the Seawigs

We have been reading the book 'Oliver and the Seawigs' by Philip Reeve & Sarah Mc Intyre. It is about a boy called Oliver who grew up in a family of explorers - but his biggest adventure is about to begin!

Along with his new friends, a grumpy old albatross, a short-sighted mermaid and a friendly island called Cliff, Oliver goes off in search of his missing parents. But before he can put his rescue plan into action there’s the evil Stacey de Lacey and an army of greasy, green sea monkeys to contend with…

Year 3 were designing and creating a seawig (a wig that has items collected on journeys over and through the sea) to win in a competition.

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History - Canopic Jars

We have been learning why Egyptians used canopic jars and we were amazed to discover what their purpose was.

The ancient Egyptians had a strong religious belief that when a person died they would return to an ‘afterlife’ that was almost the same as the life they had when they were alive.

In their belief, the body needed to be preserved so that the person could return. This is why the Egyptians created mummies. The process required that not only the outside of the person’s body be mummified, but also all of the internal organs.

Canopic jars were created to contain all of the organs, so that upon entering the afterlife, the person would be complete.

We created our own canopic jars minus the internal organs!

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Egyptian Project

Miss Sharma asked Year 3 to create a project about Egypt. Please watch the video below to see an example of what they produced.


Maths 3D Shapes

We are creating 3D shapes in maths using art-straws.

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