7-8 year olds
Ancient Greeks, is the focus for year 3 over the summer term. In order to add to the excitement for this topic, we have invited ‘History off the Page’ to come and carry out a workshop for our year 3 pupils. During the day the children will be able to take part in a number of different workshops, where they will experience Ancient Greek life. The types of activities the children can expect include; pottery painting, mosaic making, wax tablet making and many more. The children will also experience a Greek ‘theatre’, where they will work in groups to prepare for the theatre and then take part in a Greek theatre event.
Our literacy sessions will link to our Ancient Greek theme. We will begin by looking at Greek Myths, with particular focus on Medusa and Athena, and the children will progress to writing their own myth. This will focus on extending vocabulary and the use of prepositional phrases to add more information into sentences.
The Medusa focus will continue into our art sessions. The pupils will be looking at drawing faces and face proportions. They will then use these skills to make a Medusa masks, with snakes for hair, using clay and Modroc.
Maths will focus on shape and fractions for the first half of the term. The pupils will be able to identify right angles; recognising that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three quarters of a turn and four a complete turn. Children will also learn to be able to identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines. And in fractions sessions pupils will continue to develop their knowledge and understanding of fractions and solve problems relating to them.
Year 3 are very excited as they will be having swimming sessions for the summer term; focusing on stroke techniques, water safety and confidence in the water.