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Welcome to Year 3


Why did the Ancient Egyptian's build the pyramids?

In this history driven study, we will be exploring the history and geography curriculum through the key question - 'Why did the Ancient Egyptians build the pyramids?'

As historians, we will aim to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods studied. Through an in depth study, we will learn about the achievements of one of the earliest civilisations and gain an understanding of how they have impacted our modern world. We will explore a range of sources to help us understand how knowledge of the past is constructed.

We will revisit and refine our geographical skills throughout this topic, using maps and atlases to locate Egypt making geographical comparisons to the UK. We will also name and locate countries and cities within the UK and also in Egypt. We will consider aspects of physical and human geography, including land use and settlements, economic activity and trade links and the distribution of natural resources and how these factors influenced the development of this early civilisation.

Throughout this study we will be continually revisiting and refining our skills and knowledge. Therefore, our 'golden nuggets' of knowledge will be embedded into our long term memories!

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What makes the Earth angry?


In this geography driven study, we will be exploring the geography and history curriculum through the key question - 'What makes the earth angry?' 

As geographers, we will extend our knowledge of the location globally significant places, using globes and maps to identifying the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, hemispheres, continents and countries.

By exploring 'what Makes the Earth Angry' - we will describe and understand key aspects of physical geography including, mountains, volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. We will extend our knowledge of geographical similarities and differences through the study of a region in a European country and comparing this to a region of the UK.

Our history skills will also be enhanced through gaining an increased knowledge and understanding of how this nation has been shaped by aspects of the history of the wider world, such as the expansion of the Roman empire and invasion of Britain.

Throughout this study,  we will continually revisit and refine our skills to ensue that our 'golden nuggets' of knowledge will be embedded into our long term memories!