Welcome to Year 3! Here is where you will discover all the amazing things we have been learning about.
Your teachers this year will be Mrs Greenacre and Miss Read, supported by Mrs Tubby and Ms Parker.
We have lots of exciting topics this year:
Chocolate (Autumn Term)
Temples, Tombs and Treasures (Spring Term)
Scavengers and Settlers (Summer Term)
On Monday 4th March Year 3 and 4 set off on their trip to Norwich Castle Museum for our Egyptian Day.
We arrived at the Castle at 10 ready to begin our adventure. First we went to the Lecture Hall and saw a mummy! We travelled back in time to Ancient Egypt when two Egyptians entered and placed items in the tombs. We then travelled forward in time to 1856 when we met an archaeologist, who wanted to remove artefacts from the tomb to study and place in museums in other countries. A disagreement took place and we came forward to the modern day when another archaeologist came and asked the children to think about the Big Question - Should the artefacts be left in the tomb or removed for others to study?
Activity 1 - Archaeology
The children got to look at and in some cases handle objects that were over 3000 years old. We learnt the story of Osiris and how he became to be the first Egyptian mummy. We looked at jewellery and shabti (Efgyptian servants, jars for eye make up and Egyptian Hieroglyphics
Here are some hints as to what reading fluency is and what can be done to improve it.
What is reading fluency
What helps reading fluency
http://www.w2tw.uk/ - "Welcome to the Web" is an interactive set of web pages which can be used to teach children (and adults) about the Internet. They can be used in the classroom / computer room and children are welcome to explore them as they wish (although they have been designed to use in sequence).
http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/online/internet.swf - Information about the Internet.
http://www.kidsclick.org/ - Internet search engine for children.
http://www.ducksters.com/biography/explorers/ - Explorers information site
Here is a link to a handwriting website with videos of how to write in a continuous cursive style.
There are many other resources on this site to help with the best grips of pencils and pens.