Thorpe Primary School

Where we all can shine

0113 3368760

Dolphin Lane, Thorpe, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire, WF3 3DG

Welcome to Sapphire Class

Miss Aird, Miss Cookman and Mrs Watson

 Outdoor PE: Monday

Indoor PE: Tuesday

Ace Club: Tuesday

Craft Club/Board Games: Wednesday

Homework to be handed in by Wednesday.


Please have you reading book in school every day and try to read at least 3 times a week.

If the book is finished, please write in the reading record so it can be changed.


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The Egyptians - Were the Pharaohs fair?

Autumn 1


Conjunctions and descriptive writing

Our key text this half term will be The Egyptian Cinderella, a twist on a classic fairy tale. We will be look at the key features of a fairy story, thinking about how this fits in with other fairy tales that we know. We will have a grammatical focus on using conjunctions to extend our sentences, as well as using them at the front of sentences for descriptive writing. We will begin to look at fronted adverbials as we explore the structure of story telling.

We will continue to work on our spelling, using different methods to help us remember the rules.


Place Value

We will start Year 3 looking at place value, something which underpins most of maths. We will learn how to represent numbers in different ways and compare and order them. We will learn to find 10 and 100 more and less. In addition, we will learn to solve problems and answer word questions using these skills. We will also be working on our 4 and 8 times table whilst re-capping the ones we already know.



Our topic this half term is the Ancient Egyptians. We will be looking at how the Egyptians set up their civilisation and it’s importance in the wider world. We will also look at how this civilisation expanded and their particular achievements. We will research the different gods and how significant they were to their way of life; as well as how important the pharaohs were. We will also compare all of these features to Europe during the same time period to see how non-European civilisations differed.


Egyptian Art

We will be looking at lots of different types of Egyptian art, whilst beginning to practise our sketching technique. We will also be using paints, oil pastels and our DT skills to create a variety of paintings, models and Egyptian jewellery. We will also be looking at how we blend different colours together, as well as mixing colours to make new ones.



In Computing we will be practising our research skills by thinking about the key words we need to enter when searching. We will use this to help investigate more about our theme and our science topics. We will practise using simple computer software and improving our typing skills.

Religious Education

Christianity and Belonging

This half term we will be learning about Christianity . We will be comparing different types of churches to other places of worship and begin to look at teachings from the bible. We will also think about the feeling of ‘belonging’ and how that relates to religion.


Physical Education

Outdoor PE: Cross Country

Indoor PE: Basketball



We will begin by looking at the genre of reggae, learning new songs in that style, as well as finding and sounding out the beats.