What to Expect in Year Three
In English, we will be writing a non-chronological report about the River Nile. We will also be looking at newspaper reports about a discovery in relation to ancient Egypt. In addition, we will explore ancient Egyptian myths and legends, by retelling and creating our own tales. We will also be exploring poetic techniques and writing our own Bonfire Night inspired poetry too. Children will also take part in role play and class discussions in order to develop their speaking and listening skills.
In Maths, children will be building on their understanding of multiplication and division focusing on the 3, 4 and 8 times table and will apply their knowledge of these tables to reasoning and problem solving questions. Children will be learning how to measure in mm, cm and m and how to convert between these units of measure. They will also calculate lengths using addition and subtraction and learn how to measure and calculate perimeter of shapes. They will be encouraged to use various resources and stimuli to help further their mathematical skills and understanding.
In Science, we will be learning about rocks and fossils. We will be exploring different rock types and classifying them in relation to their properties. We will be recognising that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.
Children will be planning, preparing and conducting investigations which will involve using observational skills.
In topic we will be focusing on the topic of The Ancient Egyptians. Specifically, we will be looking at pyramids. We will be researching to find out why the pyramids were made, what materials were used and how they were built. We will also be having a visit from Heritage Education who will be helping us to explore ancient Egypt through the eyes of an archaeologist.