Jaguars EC Class have worked very hard this term and collectively they have earned 50 marbles in the jar. As a reward, the children voted to have a picnic.
Our picnic will be on Wednesday 24th May 2017 at lunch time on the field. Please can you send your child with a labelled bottle of drink and a packed lunch that includes their favourite foods. As we have a child in the class with a peanut allergy, please ensure that the foods you provide your child with do not contain nuts. If possible, I would appreciate if you could also send a picnic blanket for your child to sit on with their friends.
Throughout the Summer Term, we will be learning all about Ancient Egypt. We will begin by looking at a range of photographs of Ancient Egyptian artefacts and discuss what we can learn from them. We will then focus upon the importance of the River Nile and the farming methods used by Ancient Egyptians. We will find out what their religious beliefs were and how there was a social hierarchy to be followed. We will conclude our work for this term by focusing upon how and why the pyramids were constructed and the process of mummification.
Year 3: Summer Term 1 Project
Here are some ideas that you could use to complete a project linked to our topic: Ancient Egypt.
You may decide to choose one of these or you can come up with your own idea.
Please bring your project into school to share with the class between Monday 22nd May 2017 and Thursday 25th May 2017 (which is the final week of Summer Term 1).
We look forward to seeing what you produce and hope that you have fun!
Mr. Liddle and Mrs. Clayton
Summer Term 1 Homework Projects
Ancient Egyptian Day
Mr. Liddle and Mrs. Clayton organised an Ancient Egyptian Enrichment Day for both of the Year 3 classes. The workshop was led by Phil Harris, an egyptologist. Below is a link to his website:
We had a fantastic day! Watch the slideshow of photos, showing the range of activities we did throughout the day and enjoy watching the video showing our Ancient Egyptian dancing!
Learning how to dance like an Ancient Egyptian was great fun!
Ancient Egyptian Cartouches
On Wednesday 10th May, we created a cartouche (name plate). We have written our names in hieroglyphics.
The Ancient Egyptians made cartouches because they wanted to make sure that their two souls (the Ba and the Ka) could find their way back to their tomb at night, after they died. The cartouche would be attached to the person's coffin, to make it very easy for their two souls to find their way home.
D & T Project: Making Canopic Jars
It was very important to Ancient Egyptian religious beliefs that the human body was preserved. Therefore, they developed a method called mummification. As part of this process, all of the major organs were removed and placed into canopic jars. The person's liver, intestines, lungs and stomach were placed into four separate canopic jars, each with a top representing an animal or human head.
Each canopic jar guarded a different organ.
1. Imsety had a human head and protected the liver.
2. Qebehsenuf had the head of a falcon and guarded the intestines.
3. Hapy had a baboon head and protected the lungs.
4. Duamatef had the head of a jackal and guarded the stomach.
These four canopic jars were placed into a special chest which went into the tomb with the mummy.
Part 1: Paper mache!
Part 2: Adding gold paint and glitter!
Part 3: Completed Canopic Jars!
Magnets and their Invisible Force
This is an excellent educational video, which explains how magnets work:
On Wednesday 17th May, we worked in groups to investigate what happens when two bar magnets come together. We found out that South repels South, North repels North and North and South attract. We had lots of fun experimenting with the bar magnets in water, using a polystyrene float. Photos of our investigation can be viewed below this diagram: