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Bourne Primary School

Bourne Primary School

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Year 3


Spring Term


In year 3 we will be learning through the topics of ‘Ancient Egypt’ and ‘Animals including humans’. The first half of the term will focus on the egyptians.  We will learn about many different aspects of ancient egyptian life and compare them to living in modern times both within Egypt and in England.  As part of the topic, we will have numerous cross curricular activities such as writing myths for English, recreating the process of papyrus making in DT, creating tomb art and studying some Egypt based geography.  We will learn about Howard Carter, the discovery of King Tut’s tomb and why this was such an important find for archeologists.  Our topic will culminate with a visit to the British Museum to view the Egyptian Galleries.  


In Maths we will continue to work through the National Curriculum and build upon the skills acquired in previous years.  This term, amongst other units, our focus will be multiplication and division, measure, number and some data representation work. 


Our English lessons will also include writing an egyptian style myth, creating instructions for mummification and writing a diary entry as Howard Carter.


After half term, we will start ‘Animals including humans’.  This unit will have a more science based focus and we will learn about how to keep our bodies healthy through nutrition. 


PE has now changed to Monday afternoon and Thursday afternoon.  Please can you ensure that labelled PE kits are in school on those days.  As it is colder now, please can you also ensure that your child has a pair of warm tracksuit bottoms/joggers in their kit in case we do outdoor PE. 


On Wednesday afternoons, year 3 will take part in Forest School.  This activity will be run in all weathers so children need to bring appropriate clothing in a named bag every Wednesday.


Homework will continue to be set on Thursdays and is due back on Tuesdays. Homework includes daily home reading and learning spelling words.


If you have any questions and/or concerns, please do feel free to speak to me, either make an appointment with the school office, request so in writing or speak to me before or after the school day.


Mrs Arjoon.