Welcome to Year 3!

Welcome to Year 3, 2021-22.

Year 3 is part of Lower Key Stage 2. Mrs Paternoster (Monday and Tuesday) and Miss Blastock (Wednesday to Friday) are the teachers. We have planned a very exciting year for our class.

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 study animals and plants as a topic focus. Children will build up knowledge of plant parts, requirements for life and the cycle of life. Our focus will be about nutrition and what keeps living organisms healthy.

Miss Blastock (Class Teacher, Wednesday to Friday)

Mrs Paternoster (Class Teacher, Monday and Tuesday)

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/