Welcome to Year Three!
Summer: Ancient Egypt
This term our River of Knowledge topic is 'Ancient Egypt'. Our history this term will begin by developing our chronological understanding of where Ancient Egypt fits in a historic timeline. We will then focus on life in Ancient Egypt, discussing jobs, seasons, the importance of pyramids and the role of the Rive Nile in Egyptian society, contributing to our wider understanding of Ancient Egypt. We will also be looking at the hierarchy system used and the role of the Pharaoh, whilst also understanding the use of tombs in Ancient Egypt focusing on the story of Tutankhamun, this will link closely with our class text and our English work.
Our English will focus on the text 'Ma'at's Feather'. The historical fiction book will contribute to our understanding of life in Ancient Egypt and our factual understanding, as well as inspiring a range of forms of writing starting with dilemmas and diaries which will contribute to our Reading Philosophy focus of understanding and inferring a character’s feelings and choices.
Spring: Going Green, Holiday Here!
Our topic this term is 'Going Green, Holiday Here!' We will be doing lots of exciting learning based on our topic as well as linking our class text on the works of Beatrix Potter and Wordsworth. The life of Beatrix Potter and the environmental aspect of this topic links to our Geography work on the Lake District in which we will be looking at the positive and negative impacts of tourism, land distribution and economic trading within this area of the country. Our work across the subjects will be themed in line with our exciting new topic, for more detail on all the thematic learning we have planned please look at the Curriculum Map which is uploaded onto the Year Three class page. This also includes some suggestions of what you could do with your child at home
Autumn: The Rise of Humans
Our first topic is sure to excite and engage the class! We will be exploring ‘The Rise of the Humans’ immersing ourselves in history and culture right from the prehistoric ages to the Stone Age and finishing at the Iron Age. Starting by exploring the dinosaur era we will be discovering how life has changed over these time periods, focusing on key aspects of their lives and comparing these to our modern life.
Our class text for this term is ‘Stig of the Dump’ By Clive King. This classic tale tells the story of young Barney who discovers Stig at the end of his Grandmas garden at the bottom of a pit, the exciting tales shares insight Stig’s animalistic lifestyle and Barney’s reaction to Stigs crazy ways! We will be using this for the basis of our Literacy work along with supporting texts