Welcome to 3SA
Summer Term B 2017
Our focus for this term is the Romans and the legacy they left Britain. We will be finding out about Roman roads, baths, language, towns and infrastructure. Using a range of historical and modern day texts we will learn about how the Romans changed British life.
Pupils will develop their mastery of using different mediums in art. Following the Roman theme, we will create mosaics.
In geography we will be looking at ordinance survey maps, the meaning of symbols and how to plot direction.
In history we will be uncovering the timeline of the Roman Empire; how and why they invaded Britain.
In science we will be investigating the human body, focusing on how muscles work.
Children will learn the names of the bones that comprise the skeleton. They will compare the human skeleton to that of other animals.
Our focus this year will be on increasing the children’s fluency with whole numbers and the four key operations, (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) including number facts and the concept of place value. By the end of year 3 it is expected that the children will be able to recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.
This half term we are focusing on all aspects of measurement, including using the correct units of measure. Children will be learning how to tell the time including using Roman numerals. A range of resources, including money, will be used in addition and subtraction. Pupils will build on their knowledge of statistics.
Library books and reading books will continue to be changed weekly. Please make sure your child has their book as they enjoy choosing new books. If anything has happened to their book, just let me know. What is most important is that your child has a book to read. Please either send me a note or catch me at the end of the day.
Please make it a habit to read with your child and to ask them open-ended questions such as 'why do you think...?' so that your child can really elaborate on their answer and you can also see how much your child has understood the text.
Homework will go out on Fridays and we will expect it to be in the following Wednesday.
The children will continue to have P.E. on Monday afternoon and on Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has his/her P.E. kit in school on these days.