Welcome to Green Class!
Green Class are 29 fantastic, enthusiastic Year 3 children. Our teachers are Mrs Hassan and Mrs Bullock and our teaching assistant is Mrs DaSilva. We have a great time learning together! Have a look at our page on the gallery to see some exciting things we have been doing.
Our learning journey topic this term is the Ancient Egyptians.
In English, we will be writing stories based on our class text Marcy and the Riddle of the Spinx. We will also be reading Mr Penguin and the Tomb of Doom. Furthermore, we will be researching mummification and writing explanations of it.
Our science topics this term are light and magnets. We will be learning how shadows are formed and how light can be reflected. Also, we will be learning how we see things and the need to protect our eyes from the Sun. We will be testing materials to investigate whether they are magnetic and also investigating whether different magnets are stronger than others.
In History we will be finding out why the Egyptians lived near the Nile and using different resources to discover what they used the Nile for. We will also be learning about their beliefs and why they mummified people. We will be finding about the archaeologist Howard Carter and his discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb.
This term, we will be learning the names of the months in French and also different colours. We will be learning to speak and write sentences about our likes and dislikes.
We will be using out computing skills to create musical sequences and branching databases.
In Geography we will be finding out why the Ancient Egyptians settled where they did. We will be researching the River Nile and also identifying the longest rivers in the world. Also we will be using maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping (Google Earth) to locate Egypt and describe its features. As part of our work on SDGs we will be learning about the dangers of river pollution and how we can help prevent it.
We will be evaluating photo frames and creating our own free standing frames.
We will be listening and responding to Beethoven’s Symphony Number 5 and discussing how tempo can be used to create suspense. We will then be composing and recording our own music to put in our Egyptian tomb as part of our showcase event. We will also be learning to sing the Mummy Song to perform to our visitors.
We are going to be learning about the artist Gustav Klimt and creating art work based on his painting The Tree of Life. Also, we will be mixing and blending colours to create Egyptian sunset paintings. We will be researching the symbols found on Egyptian mummy cases and designing our own.
Weekly spellings are in half-termly booklets and tested on Friday. Times tables will be practiced daily. This will be the main basis of your home learning.
Please read with you child for at least three times in the week. Record any reading your child does at home into their home reading record. Reading records will be taken in and checked on Thursdays.
Home learning tasks will be set on Friday and must be completed by Tuesday.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries concerning your son/daughter.