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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

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.

We are well into Spring term 2 now and looking forward to a really exciting few weeks before Easter. We have learnt lots about the Celts and the Romans preparing for our great battle at the end of the topic. Boudicca will gather her Celts to take revenge on the dastardly Romans who invaded her land. We will finish with a Romano-British feast sitting around a campfire. We have learnt about the artist Van Gogh and about cultural life in Paris, especially looking at the Eiffel Tower. We put these together to make an amazing artwork based on Van Gogh’s painting of a Starry night with a silhouette of the Eiffel Tower. We will also make clay heads of Boudicca.

In literacy we have written a diary extract as a Celt and an inspiring speech by Boudicca rallying her troops. After our visit to Norwich Castle we will write recount of our day. In maths we will learn about division before moving onto fractions.

National Science week falls on the 6th to 15th March and we will be focussing our science work on magnets and forces. In P.E. we will be improving our ball skills and developing our hand eye coordination through netball and dodge ball.

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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