Prae Wood Primary School

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Welcome to Hawthorn Class

Staff in Year 3 Hawthorn are: 

Miss Adams (Class teacher - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) 

Mrs Paine (Class teacher - Tuesday) 

Mrs Hewitt (Teaching assistant - Monday- Friday) 

Ms Cross (AM) and Mrs Gardner (PM) (Learning support assistants)

This half term our topic is..... Europe! 

We completed our immersion activity on Wednesday afternoon. We completed the following tasks: 

  1. To match up famous landmarks to the correct city 
  2. To name all the continents and oceans
  3. To match European flags to the correct country
  4. To match famous European foods to the correct country
  5. To write down what we would like to find out
  6. Miss Adams was very impressed as we already knew lots of interesting facts, for example some of us knew: 

That Europe is one of seven continents. 

France, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Finland, Sweden and Norway are part of Europe. 

Paris is the capital city of France. 

Belgium produces famous chocolates and waffles. 

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a famous landmark in Italy.

The Kelpies are in Scotland. 

Baklava is a famous Greek food. 

In Venice people travel on water taxis known as gondolas. 


So we have decided we would like to find out: 

What is the longest river in Europe?

What is the highest mountain range in Europe?

What is the smallest country in Europe?

Who was the first person to climb Mount Everest?

What will happen in Europe after Brexit? 

What is the tallest building/landmark in Europe?


Take a look at our efforts below. Do you think we are correct?

On Wednesday 23rd October we were very lucky to take part in an Ancient Egyptian workshop. We found out so many new facts such as: 


It took 8 years to learn to be a scribe. 

A pyramis is a wheat cake. 

Oxen were used to pull the plough. 

Hatchepsut is a girl. 

Organs were placed in canopic jars. 

Sneferu built the red pyramid. 


We took part in a history lesson, completed a quiz, learnt about different Egyptian artefacts, had an Egyptian maths lesson, played a game called hounds and jackals and then learnt about mummification and saw a sarcophagus! We had such a great day! Check out our photos below:

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