On Wednesday, year 3 had an online lesson with the Great North Museum to find out more about the mummies kept there. Irtyru was unwrapped in 1830 by Victorian scientists and varnished to preserve her. Bakt en Hor is still inside her sarcophagus, we could see what she looked like using x-rays and 3D models made by the Museum. We really enjoyed finding out about them and making our own headdresses!
We have also unwrapped the tomatoes we mummified two weeks ago to check on their progress. The tomato skin has shrivelled and turned bumpy! They are a bit smelly too...
This week in art, year 3 have been mixing secondary colours using powder paints. They had to make as many different shades of green as they could!
This week year 3 enjoyed a visit to the Great North Museum as part of their Ancient Egyptian topic. They had great fun finding out about the mummies and different artefacts. They had a fantastic workshop looking at different artefacts and jobs the Ancient Egyptians did.
This week in English year 3 are completing a unit on explanation texts. As part of this we mummified tomatoes linked to our work on Egyptians.
As part of our work on Egyptians year 3 compared their writing to the Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. They write their names in a cartouche and wrote messages to their friends in hieroglyphs.
At forest school this week year 3 visited the Dene and played lots of team building games...
This week in science year 3 investigated push and pull forces outside.
This week year 3 found out about the Ancient Egyptian tradition of mummification. They acted out the process and mummified their friends!
In maths this week, year 3 have been learning to multiply 2-digit and 1-digit numbers.
This week year 3 had an in-depth discussion on emotions and feelings. They talked about grief, reasons why someone might feel grief and what type of emotions someone might feel if they were grieving. They talked about what you could say/do to someone who is grieving to help them feel better. Some of their ideas are pictured below.
In computing this term we are beginning with a unit on digital art. today the children created there own Christmas tree wrapping paper using a website called Pixlart.
This term year 3 will be learning about the Ancient Egyptians and the River Nile. We will be reading a variety of texts including The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo, There’s a Pharaoh in my Bath by Jeremy Strong, Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll and Mummies Unwrapped. We will be going on a trip to the Great North Museum to take part in an Egyptian workshop and activities.
In maths, we will concentrating on multiplication and division, money and statistics. Our science topic this term is forces and magnets.