Year 3

Welcome back! We hope everyone had a lovely summer break and is ready for the exciting year of learning ahead! This year we invite parents in to read with children every Thursday morning from 8.55-9.20. We will have a selection of books and magazines out for you to enjoy with your children.

Topic

Roaming Romans

Year 3 will be researching the Romans until Christmas. We will be delving into the timeline of the Romans – this will focus on the key events that occurred throughout Roman history. We will look at the expansion of the Roman empire alongside debating whether or not the Roman invasion was successful.

Literacy

We begin the year by reading ‘Rotten Romans’ by Terry Deary. This book explores the beastly battles, gruesome gods and marvellous myths throughout the Roman era. Year 3 will use this book to create adverts for Roman soldiers. The children will be given the opportunity to look at Roman artefacts and pictures to explore the lifestyle, equipment and requirements expected of a Roman soldier.

Once we have completed our adverts, we will then be looking at Roman Myths and Legends! Here we will explore a variety of mythical Roman stories before planning and writing our own mythical story. These stories will include Romulus and Remus, Aeneas and the underworld, and Orion, Diana and Apollo’s spite.

Maths

Year 3 will be covering:

  • Identifying, representing and estimating numbers.
  • Comparing and ordering numbers to 1000.
  • Place value of digits within 3-digit numbers.
  • Multiples of 3, 4 and 8.
  • Mental and written methods for addition and subtraction involving 3-digit numbers.

Both classes will have regular opportunities to apply these skills through reasoning and real-life problem solving activities.

Science

Year 3 will begin by learning about Light. We will explore the difference between light and dark, recognise how shadows and formed and find patterns in the way that shadows change size. Throughout the science topic, children will be taught the dangers of the sun and ways to protect their eyes.

Art and Design Technology

  • Testing and evaluating the best technique to use before creating a roman mosaic.
  • Develop sewing techniques to design and build Roman sandals.
  • Recreate the Colosseum using match sticks.
  • Exploring and sketching a Roman artefact.

We are very much looking forward to working with all the wonderful young people in years 3 and 4 and getting to know you all over the coming year.

Kind Regards,

Miss Robinson

Class Teachers

Year 3 Teacher
Miss Robinson

Support Teachers
Mrs Holt

Important Dates

11th October 2017
Parents open afternoon

19th October 2017
Harvest festival

20th October 2017
Break up

30th October 2017
Return to school

Friday 9th March 2018
Parent open morning

Friday 6th July 2018
Parent open morning

Class Newsletters

Autumn 1 Newsletter

How will we reward good learners/well behaved pupils?

 

Wrist bands
Mentions in assembly
Team points
Whole class reward times
Positive praise

Class Information

P.E. Information

P.E. Days:  are Tuesday and Thursday.

Weather permitting; P.E lessons may take place outside. Please ensure your child has both their indoor and outdoor P.E kit in school including suitable footwear.

Please ensure all uniform and P.E kit is clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Library Books Information

Library day: Thursday

Reading Books Information

Reading Books changes: Reading books will be need to be handed in Wednesday along with their homework books. Both will be returned on Thursday.

Please read with your child daily and ensure they have their book-bags in school every day.

Homework Information

Homework:
Will be given out at the start of each half term. Children will need to return these every Wednesday to be marked and books will be returned on Friday.

Spellings:
Children will be given spellings to learn each week. There will be a spelling test each Monday and then new spellings will be given out. Please encourage your child to read the word, cover it up, write the word and then check it.

Headlice

To keep headlice under control, remember… once a week, take a peek!

It is really important to check for lice weekly, even if you do not think your child has them. If you do find headlice, please treat immediately and notify a member of staff so that other parents can be made aware. If your child has long hair, tying it up might reduce their chances of catching them.

For more information, visit this great website: www.onceaweektakeapeek.ie

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