This term in year 3 we have lots of exciting learning ahead of us. Our unit of learning this term is Ancient Egypt, where we will be exploring all things Egypt; including the Pyramids, hieroglyphs and the gory rituals of the time, such as mummification. Linking into this, our art project is to create a canopic jar head. Canopic jars were used in Ancient Egypt to store internal organs!  In science we will begin the term by looking at how shadows are formed and how we use the terms translucent, transparent and opaque to describe objects. In RE we will begin our learning all about Buddhism, looking into the early life of the Buddha and his quest to find Nirvana. We will continue to learn about fractions in maths, this term focusing on how to add and subtract them, before moving onto topics of money and telling the time. In English, we start the term by diving into the fantastic book, ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes, with lots of opportunity to learn about friendship, solidarity and being different. Year 3 will continue to learn the recorder in music with Ms Pryce, with a focus this term on composing their own piece of music all about the River Nile.