Class 3 - Term 5
Year 3 were incredibly busy over the course of term 4. We had really enjoyed learning about volcanoes and the children took a real interest in the topic, particularly learning about Vesuvius. We particularly enjoyed building and exploding our own volcano. Our knowledge from term 4 will help us as we go into a new topic in Term 5.
This term, our topic is “Romans”. We will be learning all about the history of Romans. As part of our topic we will be exploring the origins of the Romans, where they invaded and why. We are also going to have a visit from a company who will be carrying out lots of exciting activities with us, such as acting and art, to build on our knowledge of Romans. We will be using our topic to help us to develop our writing skills, focusing on our grammar skills and mastering the grammar vocabulary to help us to identify the skills we and authors use and help us to apply them more consistently to our writing.
In maths, we will initially be focusing on consolidating our place value, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division knowledge learnt so far through the year. We will particularly focusing on applying our skills to problem solving. There will be a big focus this term on learning how to identify what a question is asking you to do. To help the children with this, they will be given a series of word problems that include an addition, subtraction, division and multiplication questions. The children will have to use their reading skills to identify the correct mathematical operation to complete the question. We will then continue to develop our understanding of fractions, starting to add and subtract fractions.
Homework will continue to be given out on a Thursday and expected back in by the following Tuesday. Homework will focus on consolidating the skills we have been practicing during the week. Each week the children will have timestables and spellings to learn.
PE will be on Thursday afternoons and swimming will take place every Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has a named PE/swimming kit in school on these days.
Thank you for your continued support,
This is example of our timetable of an average week: