Welcome to Year 3!
We hope you enjoyed your summer break!
Your child will bring home a homework folder on a Wednesday. This should be returned to school by the following Monday.
Spelling tests are on Fridays.
Now they are in Key Stage 2, Children are expected to change their reading books themselves. Their records will be checked and updated each week. Please see the information at the front of your child's reading book.
P.E. is on Thursdays and Fridays. On Fridays this will be outside and your child may want to bring jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt to wear as the weather gets colder.
We also aim to take the children out to run and/ or walk each day.
OUR FANTASTIC WORK!
Here are some of the spectacular classroom displays we have produced from the wonderful work the children have completed!
This term year 3 have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the 'Amazing Ancient Egyptians'. They researched the pharaoh Tutankhamun, many gods and goddesses and the story of Isis, Osiris and the jealous Seth. There were many gruesome facts involved in the mummification ceremony. They have made thier own egyptian collars, used hieroglyphs and egyptian numerals, drawn fantstic egyptian portraits and much more!
Year 3 Egyptian Party!
On Tuesday the year 3 children thoroughly enjoyed their egyptian party. Everyone looked fabulous in their amazing egyptian costumes!
In the morning there were lots of fun activities to do including making a clay charm, pin the collar on the pharaoh, building a pyramid with sugar cubes, puzzles and designing your own egyptian pyramid. Have a look at the photos below to see our exciting morning.
After break we talked about some of the typical foods that would be eaten in ancient egyptian times such as fruits and vegetables, dates and figs and bread. Everyone tried tasting a variety of these foods at our egyptian feast. Most children tried foods they had never tried before and found they actually liked them!
We have learned all about how and why the ancient egyptians mummified their dead. When making a mummy, the body has to be laid flat and washed first. The organs -lungs, stomach, intestines and liver were removed and put into canopic jars and the brain was removed through the nose using a long hook.
After lunch we created our own mummification ceremony. We had canopic jars for the organs then we wrapped the body in bandages before placing it into the sarcophagus. Look at our exciting mummification ceremony photographs!
After mummification the body continues its journey to the afterlife. The gods ask questions to see if the person has been good enough to enter the afterlife.
After our serious mummification ceremony we had lots of fun making ourselves into mummies. We all had a really great day!