Numeracy Literacy Poetry – Poems to perform We will read and discuss a range of performance poems, identifying distinctive features and then construct poems based on these. Narrative – Myths and Legends We will read a range of myths, legends, fables and traditional tales and identify and discuss common themes, for example good over evil, wise over foolish, etc. Then we will sequence the key events using lists, maps and storyboards and describe the key characters with reference to the text. Using a familiar story theme, children plan and write own stories in the style of myth/legend/fable, etc Narrative Adventure and Mystery The children will study features of adventure stories by looking at the characters, setting and events and will have the opportunity to write their own Egyptian adventure story. Information Texts The children will research aspects of Ancient Egypt using reference materials and present the information using different media. Counting, partitioning and calculating We will read, write and order whole numbers to at least 1000 and position them on a number line and partition three-digit numbers into multiples of 100, 10 and 1 in different ways. We will derive and recall all addition and subtraction facts for each number to 20, sums and differences of multiples of 10 and number pairs that total 100 and add or subtract mentally combinations of one-digit and two-digit numbers Securing number facts and understanding shape The children will derive and recall multiplication facts for the 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 10 times-tables and the corresponding division facts; recognise multiples of 2, 5 or 10 up to 1000 and use knowledge of doubling and halving.They will also relate 2-D shapes and 3-D solids to drawings of them Handling data and measures We will study the relationships between kilometres and metres, metres and centimetres; choose and use appropriate units to estimate, measure and record measurements and read scales. The children will also collect data, represent results using tables and graphs and use Venn diagrams. We will learn about Judaism and about the story of Joseph and his coat of many colours. Music We will link our music work into our Creative Curriculum topic about Ancient Egypt. French The theme is “Moi” which is all about me. The children will learn how to say their name. how they are and their age. The y will also learn to count to 20 PSHE We will learn about Communities Children’s rights and human rights and the importance of “New Beginnings.” Ancient Egypt Year 3 Autumn Term 2013 ICT We will use the internet to research facts about Ancient Egypt. The children will also learn to combine text and graphics in a word processing program learning and alter font type, size and colour RE DT/ART In DT the children will make a Sphinx, build pyramids and design and make crowns and a sarcophagus. They will use art techniques to decorate their sarcophagus and walls of the tomb with hieroglyphics. Science During our topic on Rocks and Soils the children will learn that there are different sorts of rock with different characteristics and that they can be used for different purposes. for emphasis and effect PE This term we will be going swimming as part of our PE lessons. We will also develop skills when playing striking and fielding games and we will plan and perform a dance linked to Ancient Egypt. WOW FACTOR – Teacher to be Acient Egyptian COMMUNITY LINKS –Visit to Egyptology Museum ECO LINKS – Water usage and irrigation USEFUL WEBSITES - www.ancientegypt.co.uk www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/egyptians/ Humanities This term we will study the topic “Ancient Egypt”. We will locate Egypt on a map and study the characteristics and geographical features of the country such as the importance of the River Nile. We will find out how the Ancient Egyptians lived and about their culture and beliefs. The children will have the opportunity to investigate how and why the pyramids were built and to research important people connected to finds of archaeological importance. They will also be able to analyse hieroglyphics to ascertain more about Ancient Egyptian life.