Welcome to Green Class!
Green Class are 30 fantastic, enthusiastic Year 3 children. Our teachers are Mrs Hassan and Mrs Edmunds and our fabulous teaching assistants are Miss Donnelly and Mr Rowley. We have a great time learning together! Have a look at our pages to see some exciting things we have been doing.
Our learning journey topic this term is Ancient Egypt
In English, we will be reading the book 'Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx.' We will be writing our own stories using suspense techniques about the discovery of an amazing object that gives us special powers like Marcy's magic feather. In our stories, we will be using a range of adverbial phrases and using an ellipsis. Also, we will be writing poetry about the River Nile and writing an explanation of how and why the Ancient Egyptians mummified people. As well as this, we will be looking at how persuasive techniques are used in texts and writing a job advert for a pharaoh.
Our science topics this term are light and magnets. We will be looking at how light travels in straight lines and how shadows are formed when light is blocked. Also, we will be looking at transparent, translucent, opaque and reflective materials. In our topic of magnets we will be investigating the north and south poles or magnets and how they attract and repel each other. We will also be testing materials to see if they are magnetic.
We will be using Real P.E in games sessions.
In French, we will be learning how to count in French and how to describe the weather.
We will be creating our own animations including making a storyboard and a set. Also, we will be making power point quizzes about the different gods and goddesses of Ancient Egypt.
In our study of Ancient Egypt, we will be using a range of artefacts to understand how important the River Nile was to their way of life. Also, we will be looking at the work of the archaeologist Howard Carter and how his discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb has helped us learn more about the Ancient Egypt. Through our study of mummification and the gods and goddesses of Egypt we will be developing our understanding of the beliefs of Ancient Egyptians. We will also be looking at how Egyptian society was organised and the roles different people had.
We will be locating Africa on a map and also looking at maps of Ancient Egypt and discussing why people lived by the River Nile.
We will be evaluating books and cards that use moving mechanisms and designing our own.
In music, we will be using music to create suspense and also learning and performing the Mummification Song.
We will be looking at the artist Gustav Klimt and his use of pattern and gold. Also, we will be studying the art of the Ancient Egyptians and designing or own cartouches and scarab beetle amulets.
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.
Reading books are sent home on Mondays and need to be returned to school in the children's plastic book bags on Fridays. Please try to 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.
Homelearning tasks will be set on seesaw on a Friday and must be completed by Thursday at the latest.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries concerning your son/daughter.