Welcome to Year 3!
In English this term we will be reading Stig of the Dump. We will be developing our writing skills and broadening our experience of writing different types of text through reading Stig of the Dump. We will be writing diary entries, persuasive estate agent adverts and producing our very own play scripts! A real focus for us this term is to have more variety in our use of vocabulary, in particular adjectives, sentence openers and conjunctions.
In Maths, we will be spending a lot of time deepening our knowledge of numbers up to 1000. We will be looking closely at place value. This includes reading, writing, ordering and comparing 3 digit numbers as well as rounding them. We will then move onto furthering our understanding of addition and subtraction. We will be working hard to develop our reasoning and problem solving skills.
We will complete 2 enquiries in Term 1 - a Science enquiry and a History enquiry. For Science, we are learning about rocks, fossils and soil. Our launch day for this enquiry, which is a Rock Experience Day with Andrew Berry, was enjoyed by all, and more information on this can be found on the 'What have we been learning?' section of this page. After this, we will move onto our historical enquiry of Prehistoric Britain. We will be learning all about transition, change and progress from The Stone through to the Iron Age, whilst considering our Big Question of 'Did Prehistoric people live and look like Fred Flintstone?'.
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Year 3 are really excited to be starting their Roman enquiry this term! Our big question for the term is going to be 'What did the Romans do for us?'
In English, all of our writing will be linked to our historical enquiry. We are going to be writing our own Roman Myths after learning all about Roman Gods and the stories of Romulus and Remus. After this, we will be reading Roman Diary: The Journey of Iliona; this is about a young girl forced into the slave trade in the Roman empire. The story explains how life was for Iliona and other civilians in the Roman Empire and the amazing discoveries that Iliona makes. This will form the basis of our writing for the rest of term and the children will be completing a range of written tasks, including empathy tasks, creating advertisements, examining description of Roman inventions, investigating diary features and writing our own diaries, creating fact files about Roman soldiers and many other activities. This term ,our focus will be on punctuation, especially varying the punctuation the children use in their work.
In Maths, we will be focusing on learning our 3, 4 and 8 times tables before moving onto time, length and perimeter and, finally, we will begin our fractions unit. During our time unit, we will read and write the time from an analogue clock, including Roman numerals, and 12/24 hour clock. We will need to read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute and use vocabulary such as o’clock, a.m./p.m., morning, afternoon and midnight. Our length and perimeter unit will involve measuring, comparing, adding and subtracting lengths and measuring the perimeter of 2d shapes. Our fractions unit will be centred on tenths.
Our enquiry this term is historical. We will be considering the impact that the Romans have had on our lives today, as well as using the terms BC and AD and placing events onto an historical timeline.
We also have two RE enquiries to complete this term. Our big questions for these enquiries are 'Why is the Bible important to Christians today?' and 'What does it mean to be a Christian in Britain today?'.
The 'What have we been learning?' section of the Year 3 page will be updated as the term progresses.