What another busy half term we have had in Year 3! One of the highlights of this half-term has been learning about the Ancient Egyptians. We have discovered so much new knowledge about this fascinating civilisation.
In English was have been reading The Egyptian Cinderella written by Shirley Climo. We have enjoyed discussing the similarities and differences between this story and the original Cinderella fairytale. Using the story we have completed lots of amazing writing. We wrote a diary entry from Rhodopis, a description of The River Nile and a non-chronological report about The River Nile.
In maths we have been focusing on multiplication and division calculation strategies. We have used the bar model to help us solve word problems.
Our science lessons have been focussed on forces and magnets. We have had the opportunity to carry out some investigations with magnets and explore those materials that are magnetic and those that aren’t.
Our project this half term in DT has been to design and make a healthy sandwich for a lunchbox. We visited a local supermarket to research existing products and then tasted different breads and sandwich fillings. These lessons have helped us to design and then make our own healthy sandwich.
In PE, we have really enjoyed swimming and we are all becoming much more confident in the water. With Mrs Rix we have been using the apparatus to create balances in gymnastics.