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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Year 3 Teacher
11th October 2017
Parents open afternoon
19th October 2017
20th October 2017
30th October 2017
Return to school
Friday 9th March 2018
Parent open morning
Friday 6th July 2018
Parent open morning
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 day: Thursday
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.
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.
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.