Year 3 Curriculum Newsletter - Summer term 2018
Welcome back after the half term. We look forward to the exciting term ahead. We will continue to use the award system in place this year called Brookhouse Monster's University dojo points. Homework has been set for the term and should be returned to school on Wednesdays at the latest. Spellings and Times Tables will be tested on a Monday so please ensure the children keep on top of learning them. Swimming will take place on a Friday morning. Please ensure that your child brings in their full swimming kit every Friday. Carry on working hard and we will enjoy another successful term!
At the start of this term we will be doing non-chronological reports using our topic of the 'Romans' as our influence. We will be focusing on a range of non-fiction texts about different parts of Roman life. This will lead on to the children writing their own non-chronological reports and creating a class book with their new learnt Roman facts . After that we will be looking at play scripts which again will be focused on our topic of the 'Romans'. We will use our class novel 'Romans on a rampage' by Jeremy Strong to inspire our own ideas for our Roman themed play scripts.
In Maths we will be counting in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100 and recalling multiplication and division facts for the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 50 and 100 times tables. We will then use these facts mentally and written to solve problems. This will lead to us describing and extending number sequences by counting on and back in different steps. Then we will interpret and present data using different types of charts including: bar charts, pictograms and tables. Next we will move on to addition and subtraction, we will be solving problems mentally and using the written column method. After that we will look at methods to solve problems that relate to: money, measure, missing numbers, number facts, place value, addition and subtraction. Following that we will look at different measures including: length, mass, volume and capacity and will be adding, subtracting and comparing these units. We will then measure and compare the perimeter of different shapes. Then we will be describing and sort 2D and 3D shapes whilst comparing them to everyday objects. We will also be recognising whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle and describing angles as a turn. Then we will identify horizontal, vertical, parallel and perpendicular lines. After that we will be counting up in fractional amounts and recognising the value of digits to one decimal place.
Our topic for this half term is 'What the Romans did for us'. We will be understanding who the Celts and the Romans are and how they lived. This will involve us exploring Celtic tribes and the how they lived in round houses. We will also look at Roman settlements and villas and the art which Romans had in their homes e.g. mosaics. This will lead to us creating our own Roman themed mosaics. We will look at both Celtic and Roman artefacts and different ancient stories like the story of Boudica. We will compare Celtic and Roman warriors and the reasons as to why they went to war. Lastly we will discover what Romans brought to Britain such as roads. We will be going on a school trip to Ribchester museum and baths on Monday 30th April. This will allow us to experience Roman life more than we can in the classroom, so please return your slips asap!
Our Geography project is to research a national park. We will be researching the Lake District and the positives and challenges it can face by being a national park. We will use maps to locate places in the Lake District. We will also use images and videos to understand what the Lake District is like and answer any questions we may have. We will research and discuss ways in which we can combat these challenges. Finally we will look at the Romans impact on the Lake District.
If you have any concerns please book an appointment with a member of the year 3 staff at the office. Alternatively if you would like a more informal chat, please feel free to discuss with a member of staff before or after the end of school.
I hope your child finds this half term enjoyable and insightful!
Miss Heeks Mrs Khonat Mrs Robinson
Class Teacher Teaching Assistant Student Support Assistant
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