Term 1

 
Our Learning
 
The topic for Term One is The Romans. We will be learning about the history of the Roman Empire and exploring what life would have been like for Roman people. We will learn about the Roman army, architecture and housing. While exploring similarities between Roman life and our lives today, the children will continue to develop their historical knowledge through a variety of fun and interactive activities.

The Roman theme will continue through Literacy, beginning with the creation of our own information texts. The children will also explore the text ‘Escape from Pompeii’, by Christina Balit, in order to create their own recounts and adventure stories.

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This term in Maths children will focus on strengthening mathematical concepts learnt in Year 2. This will involve Place Value, Addition and Subtraction and Multiplication and Division.

Reading

In Year 3 there is an expectation that children are reading 5 times a week. In order to keep track of this, reading records will be looked at every day in school. Therefore, please ensure that reading records are signed and brought into school on a daily basis. This is important as we have a reading reward system where children are recognised for their efforts in reading at home and we would love for every child in the class to be able to reap the rewards.

Listening to children read is generally carried out through Guided Reading sessions. However, we will endeavour to make sure that children are listened to individually as often as possible and as appropriate to each child’s needs.

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Homework

Children will have homework every week which can be found in homework folders. Please ensure that your child completes their homework in order to consolidate and support their learning. Children will also have spellings and times tables to learn which they will be tested on. Homework will be sent home on a Friday, with the expectation that it is completed and returned to school the following Thursday. Spellings and times tables will also be tested on a Friday.