KRP Summer 2022 ~ Ancient Civilisation
History This is the driver subject for our ‘Knowledge Rich Project’ (KRP) This term, we will be studying the topic ‘Ancient Civilisation’. This project teaches children about the history of three of the world’s first ancient civilisations: ancient Sumer, ancient Egypt and the Indus Valley civilisation. Children will learn about the rise, life, achievements and eventual end of each civilisation.
To ensure full curriculum coverage, this will have mini companion projects in Science, Art and Design that will sit alongside the topic. Geography We will be revising and using some of the skills we learnt last term, applying them to our new project.
Along with focusing on grammar, spelling, handwriting and reading skills, we will write recounts and explore Sumerian Free Verse Poetry in the first half of the summer term. In the second half of the term, we will move on to instruction texts and stories from other cultures. The English genres that we cover will be based on our KRP as well as experiences that the children will enjoy this term such as the residential Delaware camp. Much of our writing will be cross curricular and we will be continuing to transfer skills learnt in English, to other curriculum areas.
Secrets of a Sun King by Emma Carroll. London, 1922. A discovery from ancient Egypt . . .A cursed package . . .The untold story of a young pharaoh . . .When Lilian Kaye finds a parcel on her grandad's doorstep, she is shocked to see who sent it: a famous Egyptologist, found dead that very morning, according to every newspaper in England! The mysterious package holds the key to a story . . . about a king whose tomb archaeologists are desperately hunting for. Lil and her friends must embark on an incredible journey - to return the package to its resting place, to protect those they love, and to break the deadly pharaoh's curse.
We will continue to follow the White Rose Year 3 units for learning in this subject. This half term the focus will be on fractions, moving onto time, properties of shape, mass and capacity in the second half term. We will also continue our focus on times tables in preparation for the Y4 Multiplication Check.
Statues, Statuettes and Figurines: This project teaches children about the 3-D representation of the human form, including statues, statuettes and figurines. They will study examples from ancient civilisations and use their clay skills to create a Sumer-style figurine.
Electrical Circuits and Conductors: This project teaches children about electrical appliances and safety. They construct simple series circuits and name their parts and functions, including switches, wires and cells. They investigate electrical conductors and insulators and identify common features of conductors. It also teaches children about programmable devices. They will combine their learning to design and make a nightlight.
We will follow the SCARF units for PSHE which will include the units ‘Being My Best’ and ‘Growing and Changing’. These lessons will be blocked and will be revisited through our assemblies during the term also.
We are following a two-year programme of study from Curriculum Kernewek. Our first topic for this half term is the Christianity unit ‘CREATION/FALL: What do Christians learn from the creation story?’ This will be followed by the Christianity unit ‘PEOPLE OF GOD: What is it like to follow God?’ These lessons will also be taught in blocks.
We will continue to build on our French vocabulary, listening and writing skills through the units of 'All about me’ and ‘Food Glorious Food’.
This term, First Access Music will be coming into Class 3 to teach recorders. We will continue to sing our Times Tables songs as well as our Cornish heritage song 'Cornwall My Home'.
ICT will be used throughout all the other subject areas to enhance the children's understanding and for research purposes. Children will be encouraged to use ICT as a tool for furthering their understanding in other curriculum areas. Throughout the term there will be an emphasis on keeping ourselves safe online. In addition to this, we will continue to learn about Book Creator and we will begin a new unit on databases.
The first half term will have a sport focus of throwing and catching (field games). The children will also be involved in rugby, cricket and dance this half term. The second half term will have a sport focus of athletics. There will be opportunities for children to participate in extracurricular clubs, sporting events and festivals as part of our links with the Newquay Schools sports partnership. We are excited to be able to welcome the Cornish Pirates in to run a series of rugby sessions, the first of which the children thoroughly enjoyed yesterday.
Class 3 will have a change of PE day this half term. It will now be on a Friday. On these days, for the time being, children must wear their PE kits to school. There may of course, be additional days when the children may be required to wear a PE kit, which they will be clearly informed about.
- Black shorts, leggings or tracksuit bottoms
- Green T-shirt with logo
- Trainers or plimsolls Tracksuits may be worn for outside PE during colder weather
- No earrings or jewellery
Please can all items of kit and school uniform be named.
1. Reading: this should be enjoyed on a daily basis. Reading independently, reading together and across a variety of genres are all beneficial as are audio books. Reading records are to be handed in every morning, checked and then returned by home time. Please keep your reading materials in a book bag so that nothing is lost or misplaced.
2. Spellings: These will be uploaded onto Google Classroom each Monday and tested the following Monday. They will also be practised throughout the week in class.
3. Times tables facts – Please practise these regularly as part of the weekly homework. Practise the tables that are found most difficult. This is in preparation for the Y4 Multiplication Check.
4. Optional Curriculum Project activities (see home learning ideas on Google Classroom).
Weekly spellings, homework, topic content, photographs of your children and general reminders will also be added to Google Classroom. Please check this regularly.
Open Door Policy We welcome your feedback on any aspect of your child’s time in Class 3. Please drop us an email via the office (firstname.lastname@example.org) to raise any questions, queries or problems that you may have. We are very much looking forward to the term ahead and thank you in advance for your support.