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Welcome back to Year 3!
Summer Term 1 2021
The Romans are coming! Year 3 summer term will bring more fun and creative learning for the children. In this topic they will explore Ancient Roman life, learn about the Roman Empire and discover the impact of the Roman Invasion of Britain, Britain under Roman rule and how 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 explore the wider Roman Empire. We will also be using Leila Rasheed’s A Roman Story to explore the wider Roman Empire and find out more about Septimius Severus. For information including video clips about the Roman invasion of Britain click here .
Our writing will be inspired by a range of sources, including Leila Rasheed’s book, A Roman Story. This takes on a journey through the Roman Empire from Libya, through Rome and ending in Britain. We will be using a range of techniques to keep the reader engaged.
Make sure that your handwriting is neatly joined up so that we can all read your fantastic work! There will be lots of different ways to improve your handwriting while your practise your spellings.
We will continue to consolidate and extend understanding of key maths topics this term – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This can then be used to help you understand other areas like measuring and fractions, which we will be moving on to.
Keep practising your times tables by using Rockstars as this will improve your maths skills.
Understanding the world
To build on from Time To Talk, we are using myHappymind to create a positive mental wellbeing culture in which children build resilience, self-esteem and character. You can find about more by visiting https://myhappymind.org/
Science: Light and Shadow
In Science, learning will be all about light. The children will understand 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. The BBC Bitesize website provides lots of key information:
There will be both indoor and outdoor PE. For Indoor PE, Shona’s Class will continue with Georgina’s dance lessons around the theme of plants. Alan’s and Josh’s classes will be doing Maypole dancing. All three classes will be continuing with rounders for Outdoor PE. You will still be getting extra exercise with the Daily Mile each morning.
We will resume home learning this term, providing information on what your child has been learning with suggestions for activities.
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
Alan, Shona and Josh
Spring Term 2 2021
Stone Age to Iron Age
We have zipped through so much of prehistory already and, after exploring the Stone Age and the Bronze Age, we are moving on to the Iron Age. What are the differences between these three periods? What evidence can we use to find out how people lived?
Our writing will be inspired by a range of sources, including the Iron Age, and the work of Oliver Jeffers.
You can use your imagination and travel through time as you write stories that will keep the reader engaged. Use a range of sentence types and punctuation to make your writing interesting. But, most importantly, your creativity will be needed!
As it is really important that the reader is able to read your work, you need to make sure that it is neatly joined up. Some of you might not have practiced your handwriting for quite a while! There will be lots of different ways to improve your handwriting when you come back
e will continue to work on key maths topics this term – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. This can then be used to help you understand other areas like measuring and fractions. Keep practising your times tables by using Rockstars as this will improve your maths skills.
Understanding the world
While we’re all really glad to be coming back to school, some of you might be feeling a bit nervous. This is a completely normal feeling. There will be lots that will be done in school to help you settle back in to school life. We will make sure that there is time to talk about any worries you might have. Your class might also have suggestions to help you.
There will be both indoor and outdoor PE. For Indoor PE, Shona’s Class will have Dance lessons with Georgina. Alan’s and Josh’s classes will be doing Gymnastic and Multiskills. For all three classes, Outdoor PE will be rounders. You will still be getting extra exercise with the Daily Mile.
What does a plant need in order for it to grow? How are seeds dispersed? What do roots do? You will investigate the important functions that different part of the plant have. There will be lots of hands on activities and we will sow some seeds in class!
What famous paintings of flowers can you think of? Perhaps you thought of the ones below:
The art will be linked to your science topic. You will be exploring flowers in art and creating your own colour wheels to use in your paintings.
As a school, we feel that you should have a break from homework. For the rest of the term, there will be no home learning so that you can focus on spending time on things you enjoy.
Shona, Alan and Josh
Sports Challenge: week of 22.2.21
Below is this week’s sports challenge – don’t forget to submit your scores by Friday 26th February via the London Youth Game website !
The Tate Hear My Story Project
In 2018-19 The Tate ran the Yr3 Photography Project with the artist and director Steve McQueen. The children who are now in Yr5 had their photographs taken and displayed in the Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain. This year The Tate have launched the Hear My Story Project and we are delighted to announce that Kilmorie are taking part in this. Kate launched the project in a recent whole school assembly and teachers have shared Part One of the project What Makes You, You? with their classes.
The project encourages students to think of themselves – their lived experiences, cultures, histories, ideas and questions – as the starting point for looking at art and making stories.
Here is a video which explains the first part of the project:
It matters whose stories get told. It matters whose stories we hear.
Part Two of the project is launched on March 15th and in the meantime, The Tate have produced two additional drawing projects. These are Y is for Who Are You? and W is for Who Are We? Further supporting information can be found in the documents below: