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Grayswood CE Aided Infant School

Year 3 Kingfishers

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Welcome to Kingfishers, our Year 3 Class

Our class teachers are Mrs Katie Coult and Mrs Laura Davies. Mrs Becky Lay and Mrs Sarah Atkins will be our SNA's (Special Needs Assistants). Mrs Lay working every morning and Mrs Atkins working Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. Mrs Julia Lay is our TA (Teaching Assistant) and works Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings.

 

 

Summer Term

 

 

The Awesome Egyptians! This is our topic for this term.

 

 

Our Ancient Egypt topic will teach the children in depth about the achievements of this ancient civilisation. They will learn about how and where the ancient Egyptians lived, what was important to the daily lives of ancient Egyptians, who Tutankhamun was and how mummies were made. The children will also learn about how Egyptian people used hieroglyphs to communicate and compare the powers of different gods. As well as having a strong history focus, this topic will concentrate areas of the geography curriculum. The children use maps to explore where in the world Egypt is and study geographical features including the River Nile.

 

In Literacy, the children will be using the chosen text, the Egyptian Cinderella, as a basis for their own narrative. Through drama and role play, the children will travel back in time to explore what it must have been like to have found Tutankhamun’s tomb, through the eyes of Howard Carter. This will inspire descriptive writing and support them further when writing a newspaper report about the death of Tutankhamun. We will be visiting Haslemere Musuem, to learn/discover more on the ancient Egyptians, including how the process of mummification took place.

 

In Science this term we will be learning all about plants. We will be learning about what plants need to survive, functions of different plants, journey of water through a plant and the life cycle of a plant. There will be lots of investigative work taking place, including dissecting a flower to look in detail at its internal organs/parts as well as looking at the process of transportation and the variables that affect the healthy and life of a plant.

 

This half term, in Maths, we will be focusing on fractions, time and measurement (mass and capacity), and will continue to use a variety of concrete and pictorial resources. Rich opportunities will continue to be provided for children to work collaboratively and independently to develop their problem solving and reasoning skills.

 

P.E. this terms looks at the skills and game of both rounders and cricket. We will be outside for most of the term, so please make sure the children bring a hat and water-bottle to school and, if needed, apply sun-cream before they leave in the morning. 

 

In PSHE this half term, we will be looking at 'Growing and Changing', which covers first aid, relationships, and the concept of personal space (body space). 

 

Reading. In Kingfishers we undertake Group Guided Reading 3-4 times a week. This is where the teacher and Teaching Assistant sit with a small group of children and share a text with them. The children have the opportunity to read out loud to the group, skim and scan text and discuss and answer some comprehension question, often requiring them to highlight key text points or, at times, inferring (reading between the lines). We also try to hear children read on an individual basis, however this happen less often in KS2 than in KS1.

 

We are very fortunate to continue to have Rosie, Huw's mummy, in with us for an afternoon a week, to hear individual readers, and are delighted that Eleanor, Albert's mummy, is now also helping, sharing this afternoon with Rosie. If you would also like to volunteer, are DBS checked through the school, please do get in touch with us. If you are not, but would like to volunteer, please do talk to the office staff asap and they can begin the DBS process.

 

Homework will continue to bet set on a Friday via MS Teams and ideally submitted back in to us on a Wednesday. This gives us time to mark and feedback. Any issues with the homework, including needing an extension, please do talk to us. Homework is an important part of KS2 learning, however it is about the attempt, rather than the outcome, that really matters. 

 

If you have any question or general queries about learning in Kingfishers Class, please do come and talk to us- our door is always open.

 

Best wishes,

 

Mrs Coult and Mrs Davies