Y3 – Teacher / TA
Teacher : Mrs Monaghan
Teaching Assistant : Miss Thain
Welcome back to another term in Year 3. We hope you had a great holiday and are full of energy for the summer term ahead. This term we are beginning a new Project on the Ancient Egyptians.
This Ancient Egypt Project will teach your child in depth about the achievements of this ancient civilisation. They will learn about how and where the ancient Egyptians lived, what was important to the daily lives of ancient Egyptians, who Tutankhamun was and how mummies were made. The children will also learn about how Egyptian people used hieroglyphs to communicate and compare the powers of different gods. As well as having a strong history focus, this project will concentrate on areas of the geography curriculum. The children use maps to explore where in the world Egypt is and study geographical features including the River Nile.
To see what we will be learning in maths this term, please see the Summer Term Overview.
Light (relate to Egyptian sun god, Ra)
We will -
Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect our eyes.
Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object
Find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change.
The children will be researching information and carrying out a range of investigations, so keep an eye on Twitter and Seesaw to see your scientists at work!
This term the children will be learning about Abraham and Moses . We will also look at the lives of modern Christians such as Mother Theresa, Nicky Cruz, Billy Graham.
In P.S.H.E we will be exploring how to develop as learners. Looking at how friendship and love can impact upon us. In addition to this we will be discussing our democracy and rights.
Homework will be independent research on the Ancient Egyptians.
Also please try and read every night with your child, practise spellings and times tables. Your child needs to know their 2,3,4,5,8, and 10 times tables fluently by the end of year 3.
Please feel free to write any comments about your child's learning in their reading diary.
Important Information about our class:
P.E will be every Friday and the children will need shorts, PE top and pumps. Please send their P.E kit in a labelled bag.
They will need to keep their reading diary, and reading book in it.
Try and get into the habit of checking the school website or app every evening for information letters or messages.
If you have any concerns please speak to Mrs Monaghan and I will do my very best to help.
Thanks for all your support -
It really does make a big difference!