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Year 3

** Welcome to Year 3 **

Year 3 is an exciting year as we make the transition from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2. We have many new skills to develop and topics to explore, we cannot wait to see what we will be learning and to share our new learning with you at home

 

We will keep you updated on here with lots of information about all the exciting things we will be doing in our class throughout the year. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

 

Class Information

This half term we will be studying The Romans. This is a fascinating topic which will involve active, child led learning about why the Romans came to the UK and what they did for us.

 

If your child would like to complete additional homework or research on Roman life than this would be welcomed. A list of ideas can be found below.

 

In the second half of the term the children will be learning about the Lake District.

 

The Year 3 team 

Miss Marsden (Class teacher - Tuesday - Friday) 

Mrs Furlong (Class Teacher – Monday)

Mrs Howard (Class TA and ICT Teacher)

Mrs Fonseka (Class TA)

Mrs Orme (P.E. Teacher)

 

Homework

Children will bring home a homework book home on a Friday. The Maths piece will be based around the maths work they have been taught during the week or recapping a skill. This should be returned to school by the following Wednesday.

 

Spellings

Spellings for homework will consist of different spelling patterns and some words from Year 3’s word list. These will change weekly but some may be recapped throughout the year. Children will need to practise their spellings daily, copying each spelling into the grid using the look, cover, write and check method. The test will take place on Friday mornings.

 

Reading

Children are expected to read at least 3 times a week. Each time either they or the person they read to should write in their home/school diaries. Reading books will be changed twice a week (on a Monday and a Friday)

 

P.E.

P.E. is on Wednesdays and Thursdays. All children in Year 3 need to have full indoor and outdoor PE kits in school at all times. Kits may be needed at other times during the week. To avoid items going missing clearly label your child’s P.E. kit.

 

Water Bottles

We encourage children to bring in a water bottle every day (water only please) from which they can drink during the day. Bottles should be clearly marked with your child's name. Water bottles can be purchased from the school office for £1.50, or you can provide one from home.

 

Snack

Snack remains at 20p for a slice or toast or a bag of fruit. Snack money and purses are kept in the children bags inside our class cloakroom to keep it safe during the day.

 

Handwriting

 

 

 

Thank you

 

Miss Marsden

 

 


 

 

Additional Homework ideas:

  1. Write a diary of a Roman child or solider.
  2. Write your own story on a scroll, just like the scrolls children in Roman times would have read at school.
  3. Did you know Romans were famous for using catapults? Make your own catapult and test to see how well it works. *Make sure you are SAFE and only catapult soft objects like sponge or a marshmallow.
  4. Research the Roman Gods and make a fact file of them. Don’t forget to include a picture and why they were important!
  5. Create your own Roman mosaic. You could use unusual objects, eg: pasta, beads, glitter, paint or coloured pencil.
  6. Look around you and when you go out. Can you spot any Roman Numerals? Draw or write down where you have seen them.  
  7. Draw/paint a picture of something from Romans times e.g. a Roman banquet, or chariot racing.  Write a caption or piece of writing to go with it.
  8. Write a secret message in Roman numerals (with an alphabet key)
  9. Write a food diary for one day if you were member of a Roman household
  10. Find a Roman recipe.  Create this recipe and take a photo to show your creation. Write the recipe in your own words. 
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