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Year 3 - Spring Term 2019

Powerful Pharaohs and Magnificent Mummies

This half term, Year 3’s topic is Powerful Pharaohs and Magnificent Mummies. 

 

 

This topic will give the children the opportunity to explore what life was like in Ancient Egypt.

To begin the unit, the children will become archaeologists who are called to Egypt to explore the tomb of Tutankhamun.

 

 

 

In preparation for the trip, they will be identifying where Egypt is. They will also investigate the climate and physical geography so that they know what kit and supplies to take on their trip.

 

Once there, the children will investigate the great pharaohs and answer the moral question of whether it is right to open up the tombs.

 

The children will investigate the rituals and religious aspects of life in Ancient Egypt and use this information to write postcards home. At the end of the unit, the children will briefly consider how Egypt has changed over time and compare life there today with what they have learned.

 

 

 

 

How can you help your child?

  • Please ensure that all children are bringing their reading record into school and are reading at home for a minimum of three times a week either with an adult or independently.
  • If your child reads independently, they are allowed to complete their reading record themselves as long as an adult from home signs the book to confirm this.
  • Children will also receive weekly spellings and times tables that they need to practise at home.  These will be tested each week by the class teacher.
  • Please inform us straight away if there is anything you think we need to know.
  • If you have any problems or worries, please speak to your child's class teacher or Miss Campbell, the Upper School lead and we will try our best to sort these for you.

 

 

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