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Year 3

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Mrs Gray / Mrs Terry-Wright

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Mrs Jagger

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Spring 1

The children really enjoyed our Autumn topic, ‘From Bones to Stones’. Some highlights included our Stone Age dress up day and a trip to the Time and Tide museum for a Stone Age experience. We all wrote a biography of the life of Mary Anning. Our finished writing was made into a book, with the front covers decorated with our art work. Our exciting science experiments included making volcanoes to begin to understand chemical reactions and building skeletons to understand the purpose of bones, tendons and muscles. We have all learnt a lot about the food groups and what we need to eat to keep us healthy.

Our spring term topic is ‘Incredible Invaders’. We will be learning about the Celts and the Romans. We will cover lots of geography and history objectives to help us understand when and why they invaded and settled in the UK. We will re-enact battles, consider the viewpoints of all parties and identify what these cultures added to our society. We will be visiting Norwich Castle in March for a workshop named, A Day with the Romans and Iceni. Through role play, the children will learn about the conflict and contrasting cultures.

In literacy, we will begin by writing descriptions of a winter scene. We will then move onto poetry. We will develop our computing skills by making videos of us performing poems. Later in the term, we will write the story of Boudicca in the style of a Roman myth, after reading lots of examples. We will finish with a character description of Boudicca after deciding if we agree with her actions or not.

In maths, we will focus on multiplication, division and fractions. Please keep practising column addition and subtraction, so these new skills are further embedded. In science, we will studying forces and magnets. We are all looking forward to our weekly gymnastics or games lessons and we will continuing to learn French! In art, we will make Celtic clay offerings to the gods and portraits of Queen Boudicca. In DT, we will design and build a Roman chariot. We will be covering the full range of curriculum subjects this half term, linking the learning to our topic. Please see the curriculum map for more information.

It is vital you read with your child as much as you can, remember- Children who read, succeed! We expect your child to read to an adult at least 4 times a week. Each child will get an opportunity to independently change their home reading books when they come in each morning. Each child will also receive weekly guided reading sessions with the teacher and a teaching assistant.

It is important the children complete their weekly home learning tasks as this will help re-enforce learning from the classroom. The task will be handed out on a Thursday/Friday and we ask that they are returned at the beginning of the next week. Please refer to our Learning Heroes to support their learning skills.

We look forward to speaking with you at the Learning Review meetings later this term, but please approach us with any queries or questions you have about any of our curriculum at any time.

Mrs Jagger and Mrs Gray.

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