Adventure down the Nile
In the Autumn term, we begin with transition activities where the children will learn about life at the Junior school and settle into our routines. We will also be discovering what life was like 3000 years ago in Ancient Egypt in our exciting topic ‘Adventure down the River Nile’. We will be learning who the Ancient Egyptians were, their life, the importance of the River Nile, the fascinating pyramids and comparing life then with today. In Science, we will be looking at ‘Forces and Magnets’, comparing and grouping a variety of everyday materials based on whether they are attracted to a magnet. During our work on forces, we will investigate how things move on different surfaces. Design Technology will involve investigating and making levers and linkages during our mechanical systems work. In computing, we will learn basic word processing skills and in PE we will be practising our ball hockey skills and dancing.
In other areas of the curriculum, Year 3 will be starting to learn French, including greetings and numbers to 10, as well as being able to say how old they are.