Year 3 Summer Term

Walk Like an Egyptian - Summer 1
 Ancient Egypt
We will start this Egyptian topic using an interactive approach to find the learning objectivewhich will be cut up and placed around the classroom for the children to find... Working collaboratively, they will put the learning objective together to understand the main outcome. After, all children will also be given a piece of a map and they will need to carefully move around the classroom to find other children with the same map as them. They will need to work together to build the maps of Egypt like a puzzle and identify features on the map such as, the river Nile, Cairo, Luxor, the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea. Children will spend some time handling artefacts from the past and try to answer the question: 'What do artefacts teach us about how we can find out about life in Ancient Egypt?'   
At the end of the Egyptian topic, the children will take part in an Egyptian themed day were all staff and children will dress up. The children will engage in a range of different activities throughout the day such as, Hieroglyphs, Mummification (mummify a tomato), a typical ancient Egyptian diet and collaborative art. 


In English, we will be exploring the picture book ‘Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx’ by Joe Todd-Stanton. The children will write their own adventure story set in Egypt and use their new understanding of ancient Egyptian to include in their own story.  We will also be compiling our knowledge of Ancient Egypt to write an information report.   


In our history lessons, we will be exploring life in Ancient Egypt! What was it like to live in these ancient times? What were the popular beliefs? What did people eat? Who was the famous Tutankhamun? We will recap our knowledge from Ancient Civilisations and make links between Ancient Egypt and other civilisations. How did it begin? Why did it begin? Why and how did the civilisation end?


In art lessons, the children will research artefacts belonging to Ancient Egypt, create observational drawings and produce their own clay sculptures, inspired by other crafts people in history. 


In science lessons the children are looking at the topic Animals, including humans. We will build upon our learning from Autumn 2, where we looked at the skeletal system, muscles and how animals get their nutrition from food. This half term, we will focus more on human nutrition, and evaluate different human diets. We will discover how we can become more aware of how different foods affect our nutrition and health.


 At the end of this unit, we will create aAncient Egyptian Museum. Parents and carers will have the opportunity to visit the museum and view the artwork produced by the children.