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Year 3 Autumn Blog

Monday, 2 September 2019

Wow, what a super start to Year 3 we have had so far.  The children have impressed us with their enthusiasm, eagerness to learn and effort.

Our topic this term is ‘Amazing Egyptians’ and we will find they really are amazing!  Over the weeks we will find out about how the Ancient Civilisation lived, about different jobs and rituals as well as discovering Egyptian Gods.  We will go on a trip to the Birmingham Museum where the children will be able to prepare a body for mummification… pulling brains out through noses, pulling organs out of the body and wrapping the body in bandages – what’s not to love?!   They will also create their own art masterpiece on papyrus paper, before then exploring all the exciting Egyptian artefacts within the museum.  The children will be set a project to find out more about life in Ancient Egyptian times, which will give them (and you!) an opportunity to get creative.  More information will follow in a few weeks.

3HW will begin swimming lessons soon, which is always an enjoyable experience!  3H will begin theirs after the February half term.

The whole year group begin their violin lessons next week.  They will be taught how to hold and play it properly before they will be allowed to bring it home.  Once they are bringing it home they will need to ensure it is in school every Thursday for the lesson – we don’t have any spares.  Please encourage your child to practise at home (maybe invest in some good ear plugs for these first few weeks!) as we are hoping to be good enough by the end of the year to be able to take part in a big concert with other schools.

Please continue to help your child continue their learning at home.   Everything you do with your child is beneficial to them, but we would hope as a minimum each child is reading with an adult at least 5 times a week, working on the reading challenge, practising their spellings and learning their times tables.

Our email addresses were on the recent Year 3 Expectations letter sent home, so if there is anything you need please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Mrs E Hawes, Mrs S Worrall and Mr D Herrmann