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Welcome to Year 3
Summer Term 1 2019
The Romans are coming! Year 3 summer term will bring more fun and creative learning for the children. In this topic they will lavish in Ancient Roman life and learn about the Roman Empire and discover the impact of the Roman Invasion of Britain, Britain under Roman rule and how as a result, Britain was changed forever.
Learning will have a cross-curricular link between history, computing and English where the children will be researching about Julius Caesar’s failed attempts to invade Britain and culminate with the rebellion of Boudicca and her army. Learning outcome will include writing a newspaper report about Caesar’s assignation. They will write a persuasive letter in role as a slave to bring together their balanced thoughts to decide whether to remain loyal to the dominant Romans or to join Boudicca’s rebellious army to defy the Romans and reclaim Britain. For information including dvd clips about the Roman invasion of Britain follow this link .
Forming the basis of writing a Roman mystery story, this exciting text will provide an opportunity for the children to consolidate all the skills they’ve learnt in year 3 to date. They will plan their writing through role play, practice orally, draft their writing, evaluate their own work and the work of others, edit and improve their work to meet year 3 Spelling and Grammar, including presentation requirements.
In Science, learning will be all about light. The children will recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light; notice that light is reflected from surfaces; recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes. You will be updated on progress in the weekly learning letter. The BBC Bitesize sight gives good information.
Art skills and activities will be focussed around the take one picture project. The painting for 2018–19 is Men of the Docks by George Bellows. Activities will embrace the National Curriculum aims for year 3 for children to produce creative work; exploring their ideas and recording their experiences; become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. At each stage children will evaluate and analyse their work and that of others using the language of art. Children will develop various artistic skills from colour mixing and tone to creating depth in their picture
Tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including using Roman numerals from I to XII, and 12-hour and 24-hour clocks; estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute; record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours; compare duration of events (for example, to calculate the time taken by particular events or tasks).
Measurement (length and perimeter)
The children will learn about measuring the perimeter of simple 2D shapes. They will compare, add and subtract lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml).
Interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables; Solve one-step and two-step questions (for example, ‘How many more?’ and ‘How many fewer?’) using information presented in scaled bar charts and pictograms and tables.
Count up and down in tenths; know that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10; recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators. Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole
Solve problems involving problems.
In RE learning will be about Sikhism: their beliefs, teaching and way of life.
In art the children will produce a mixed media landscape of the school
In Modern Foreign Language (MFL), the children will learn days and months; listening and responding to The Hungry Caterpillar; applying prior learning to conversations.
In PSHE and SRE, the children will learn about relationships – in someone else’s shoes; living in the modern world: people and their work.
Indoor PE will be focussing on indoor multiskills and outdoor PE will be athletics.
A home learning letter is sent home on Fridays to let you know what your child has been learning each week and contains home learning ideas and things to think about and discuss at home.
Please click on the link below to access The Bug Club website.
This is the online reading scheme which allows your child access to hundreds of books at the click of a button. Your child can read them with you or when older & more confident, independently. Each book contains comprehension questions to boost reading skills. Points collected for completing the questions correctly can be used to play games. All of the books can be read to your child by the computer too.
Logins & passwords are held by your child’s teacher and have been sent home in a letter. Please encourage your child to access the website as often as possible.
If you have any problems with access at home, there is a trouble shooting guide held at the school Reception desk.BUG CLUB
Autumn Term 2018
This Autumn we will be investigating the significant changes in Britain from the Stone Age through to the Bronze and Iron Age. When was the Stone Age? How long did it last for? Why is it called the Stone Age?
Term began with a visit from Badger Bushcraft. Each class had an immersive day where the children got to dress up in animal skins, handle and draw animal skulls and bones, learnt how to make fire and built dens.
In English, our class texts for this half term are: Stone Age Boy, Stone Girl Bone Girl, Stone Age Bone Age and Pebble in my Pocket. These will help us consider the similarities and differences between the past and the present. For our Science, we will be learning about Rocks and Soils and investigating the different types of rock and their purpose. Through Geography, we are finding out more about the earth’s history.
In Science we are learning all about Rocks and Soils.
Try this BBC quiz: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/rocks_soils.shtml