Elm & Ash Classes Learning for Autumn 2
The children in Year 3 have continued to work enthusiastically on all of this terms learning. They are eager to learn about our Topic 'The Ancient Egyptians'. We have found out how the Egyptians used the River Nile and why it was so important to them. We have created some super River Nile fact files. We have learnt about some of the most famous pharaohs and the role they played. It's been fun exploring the four different types of pyramids and making our own 3D pyramid fact file. In music we have listened to Egyptian music and sorted instruments into the categories of ancient and modern day. We have even designed our own Ancient Egyptian instrument!
In English, we have looked at the narrative 'The Egyptian Cinderella' and created our own stories based on this. More recently, we have studied instructional writing and have created a toolkit on what an effective set of instructions should include. It was interesting following a set of instructions to make our own papyrus and writing a message to our teacher in hieroglyphics. We have also looked at poetry and have written our own calligrams and shape poems based on an Egyptian theme.
In Maths, we have recapped on place value, thinking carefully about what each digit represents in a 3-digit number. We have used different methods to add and subtract and more recently we have used the column method to solve addition and subtraction problems. We have recapped on our 2, 5 and 10 times tables and our now working hard to learn our 3, 4 and 8 times tables. We are working hard to make our way onto the Times Table Rockstars leader board.
We have had lots of fun in Science learning all about Rocks. We have learnt about how mountains are formed, investigated different types of rocks by making our own out of chocolate! It was interesting finding out about fossils and we have even made our own! We also visited Sandy Hill's garden to explore different types of soils.
The children have continued to work hard on improving their handwriting and overall presentation and it has been lovely to see the progress they have made. In Art, lots of creative pieces have been made including portraits in the style of Frida Kahlo and pencil sketches of 3D pyramids.
We are now looking forward to the run up to Christmas and sharing more of our learning with you!
Mrs Osborne & Miss O'Brien
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