We had a brilliant day for our Ancient Egypt day today. We enjoyed lots of fun activities including playing the Ancient Egyptian original board game of snakes and ladders called Jackals and Hounds, completing an Ancient Egypt quiz where we learnt lots and lots, taking part in the Ancient Egyptian ritual of mummification and burial as well as hunting for animals where Zebras competed against Penguins (thankfully it was a draw!!)
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We had a great time learning about the process of mummification. We ordered the steps and then had a go at becoming the embalmers, priests and mummies ourselves!! Can you remember any of the steps that took place, Zebras?
We had a fantastic afternoon at our Egyptian banquet. We enjoyed some food that the ancient Egyptians would have eaten, performed our Egyptian dances and sang the 'Amazing Egyptians' song.
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Welcome to Zebras class!
I have loved seeing your smiley faces back at school and it is great to see you are all ready to do lots of fun learning in Year 3.
Our topic for the Autumn term is Ancient Egypt, with our focus question being ‘Were the Egyptians ahead of their time?’ We have a variety of exciting texts we will be focusing on in English including ‘Egyptian Cinderella’ and ‘The Scarab’s Secret’.
In Maths we will be continuing our learning through the use of Maths No Problem. We will begin by focusing on our knowledge of numbers and their value.
During Science this term, we will be learning all about Light and we have some great experiments planned!
In Geography we will be building our own Nile – this links in to our Ancient Egypt topic.
In Art, Zebras will be studying and creating their own hieroglyphics, whilst in Design and Technology they will be building their own pyramids!
This year we are really lucky that we will be having a Spanish assembly once a week, led by Miss Donkin. Miss Donkin is going to help the children become more confident in Spanish.
Mr. Lawlor is our teaching assistant.
PE is on a Tuesday. Please ensure kits are in school and are clearly named.
We encourage children to read regularly and children will receive a reading raffle ticket for reading 5 times a week. Children should record their reading in their reading record daily. Now children are in KS2, they can do this independently, however we would ask that you sign the reading record weekly to show that you have acknowledged your child has read. Children should bring their recording record book into school every day. Thank you.
Please remember your water bottles every day as our classroom does get very warm. Please make sure the water bottle is clearly named and is only filled with water or squash only. Thank you.
Homework will be given out on Thursdays and is due in on Tuesdays. If homework is not handed in by Wednesday morning at the latest, children will spend their Wednesday dinner time with Mr. Fitzpatrick in homework club to complete it.
Children will be lining up in the morning outside Zebras door. They will be released from the same place at the end of the day.
We have a fun and busy term ahead and I’m super excited to get started.
Please feel free to speak to me for any further information.