Our topic in Amber class for the Summer term is going to be The Ancient Egyptians. We will be exploring the age of the Egyptians considering their way of life, the pyramids and their religion. We will look at what made these periods in history special exploring the discoveries and inventions. In D&T we will look at various ways we could construct our own pyramid and we will create our own hieroglyphics in art.
Throughout the first half term, we will look at the book 'Journey' by Aaron Becker and use this as a stimulus to our writing. We will write a variety of both fiction & non-fiction works alongside our Guided Reading sessions which will be based around the book 'The Egyptian Cinderella' by Shirley Climo. In the last half term of the year, our Guided Reading will be based on the non-fiction text 'The Illustrated Atlas of Britain & Ireland' by Struan Reid & Megan Cullis. Our inspirational text that we will use for our wrioting in Summer 2 is 'Zeraffa Giraffa' by Diane Hoffmeyer.
We will start the term by completing out studies of fractions. When we have finished this, we will revisit other areas of maths already covered this year to ensure that fundamental Year 3 mathematical knowledge is embedded. We will use our reasoning skills to show what methods we could use and explain why we have tackled a question in a particular way.
In Science we will be considering Magnetism during the first half term, looking at forces of attraction and repulsion. After half term, we will move on to Light and investigating light & dark, reflection, questions of light safety and shadows.
In P.E. we will split our sessions between skills based development and a sports session where we will use these in a game or performance setting. This term, our main sport focus will be Athletics, moving on to striking & fielding towards the end of the summer term.
Creative & Music
In art, we will be investigating Art through the ages including hieroglyphics, mosaics and tribal art. We will also look at various techniques pioneered by famous artists, using these create our own landscapes of Egyptian settings as well as creating an individual cartouche. In Music, our sessions this term will revolve around the concept of food in music! From Popcorn, to Jelly on a Plate our musical adventure will cover all types of Food, Glorious Food!