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Monday 27th April 2020

Hello Year 3! I hope you all had a lovely weekend with your families. Did you know? It’s Miss Needham’s birthday today! I know you will all join me in wishing her a very happy birthday.

If we were in school right now, our topic would have been the Ancient Egyptians (a fantastic topic) and I know that Mr Kaye asked you to do some research before the Easter holidays. Today, I’d like you to delve a bit more into this exciting and fascinating era.

First of all, I’d like you to watch this youtube video in which Nefa shows us parts of his life in Ancient Egpyt.


What I’d like for you to do is to compare Nefa’s life and your life. Can you think of any similarities? What are the differences between your lives?

Would you like to spend a day in Ancient Egypt? Why? Why not?

You could even draw a picture of Nefa in his Eqyptian home and a picture of you in your home and label all the similarities and differences you can find – kind of like your own ‘Spot the difference’!

I hope you all have a lovely day!

Miss Furmston x

Tuesday 28th April 2020

Good morning! I hope you had fun learning about Nefa’s life yesterday. Today I would like you to think about your identity. What does identity mean? Identity is what makes us who we are; its our looks, personality, beliefs and interests. I would like you to create some art that represents your identity. Now, you could use anything to make this art. You could create a self-portrait, paint, draw, build a model, cut and stick a collage… it’s completely up to you!

To help you get started, think of some adjectives to describe yourself and think about what your favourite things are. From there, you can think about how you could show your identity.

I have put some examples below but feel free to follow your own creative ideas! This is also a great way for me to get to know you all so please send photos of your creations to office@gkglt.co.uk.

I hope you have a great day!

Miss Furmston x




Wednesday 29th April 2020

Hello Year 3! I hope you're all okay. What a shame that the sunshine has gone and left us with grey skies. I hope you're having some indoor fun with your families and hopefully the sun will return to us soon! 

Today I would like you to put your Mathematician hats on please! I have some mathematical statements and you need to determine whether they are true or false. The activity is at the bottom of this page ready for you to download. Once you have finished the activity, why not challenge yourself and have a go at making your own True or False questions?

I hope you all have a wonderful day!

Miss Furmston x

Thursday 30th April 2020

Good morning Year 3! I hope you had some fun with numbers yesterday and sorted the truth from the fakes! 

Today I would like you to be a scientist. I have an experiment for you to try at home and it's an experiment all the way from NASA! 


NASA faced a huge challenge when they safely landed the Mars Exploration Rovers on the surface of Mars. Can you design a capsule that would protect a raw egg dropped from a height to the ground?


The details of the experiment are at the bottom of this page ready for you to download. It suggests that you will need a box of eggs, it is absolutely fine for you to just do the experiment once with one egg so please don't feel like you need to waste that many eggs especially in our current climate! 

Once you have finished your experiment you can follow this link to see a video of how NASA landed the Mars Rover safely!



I hope you all have a great day.

Miss Furmston x


Friday 1st May 2020

Hello Year 3! I hope you had fun investigating your NASA experiment yesterday, if you didn't quite finish it yesterday then feel free to use today to complete your findings.

Today I want you to think about those fascinating ancient Egyptians again. In Ancient Egypt, they used a completely different alphabet to us, it was called hieroglyphics. 

Although hieroglyphics are Egyptian, the word hieroglyphics is Greek. “Hiero” means “holy” and “glyphics” means “marks” or “writings” – so the word means “holy writings“. The Egyptians believed there was great power in a name. If someone’s name was remembered then he or she would survive in the afterlife. That’s why pharaohs’ names were written in hieroglyphics in their tombs!

Most of the pictures can stand for the object they represent, but usually they stand for sounds. In Egyptian, the owl stands for the sound “m”. The Egyptian symbol for a mouth can mean mouth but it’s usually read as the sound “r”. You can’t exactly match our alphabet to hieroglyphics, because they are two very different languages, but historians have come up with a simplified translation of our letters and Egyptian hieroglyphs.


I would like you to use the hieroglyphic alphabet below to write some secret messages to your family - can they decode your message? Then ask someone if they could write you a message and have a go at decoding it yourself! Can you write like an ancient Egyptian? Let's find out!


I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Miss Furmston x

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