Welcome to Year 3!

Welcome to Year 3, 2023-4.

Our topic focus for autumn term is Ancient Egypt. Children will study this ancient society, dress, foods, societal structure, death rituals and of course, the pyramids! We will consider how these ancient people transformed the desert land to fertile farmland. This will entail a study of the Nile and how this resource transformed the lives of the ancient Egyptians.

The spring term will focus on Ancient Britain. The children will develop their knowledge and draw comparisons to the ancient Egyptians by learning about Stone Age Britain. We will look at the Bronze Age through to the Norman invasions. This focus will study conflicts, land use, settlements, kings and society.

The summer term will focus on comparing Italy with the U.K. with a particular focus on comparing the Amalfi Coast with the Lake District.  Our text for this term will be Swallows and Amazons and we will enjoy making shelters in the forest and team building activities.  A large part of this topic is exploring how tourism is different and similar between the two locations.  We will spend time studying major rivers across Europe and how they differ.

Miss Percival (Class Teacher)

Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.  Psalm, 31:24

Useful information for this year

The Achievements of Early Civilisations: Ancient Egypt – Tomb Raiders

The Curse of the Cheese Pyramid (Geronimo Stilton) (Series 1): Amazon.co.uk: Geronimo Stilton: 9781782263579: Books

How did the Ancient Egyptians manage to transform desert areas into fertile farmlands?

Children will consider the social history of Ancient Egypt. They will learn about culture, clothing, social hierarchy and religion during these times. They will find out death rituals and make comparisons to modern beliefs. They will be supported to start to question how we know all of this and learn about key historians and archaeologists who have made discoveries in this area.

The Achievements of Early Civilisations: Ancient Egypt – Tomb Raiders

There's A Pharaoh In Our Bath! : Strong, Jeremy: Amazon.co.uk: BooksWe still are not certain how the Ancient Egyptians built the pyramids. How do you think they achieved this?

The children will progress onto looking at the physical and human geography of Ancient Egypt and comparing that to modern Egypt, including biomes, irrigation, farming and structures such as the pyramids. They will begin to consider the impact of travel and tourism on Egypt and how they can be responsible global tourists.

BBC Bitesize Ancient Egypt https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zg87xnb

Year 3 Grammar Support https://www.naturalcurriculum.co.uk/grammar/year-3-grammar-lessons/