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Year 3: Indigo and Lilac

Year 3


In the first half of the Summer Term, Year 3’s Power of Reading book is ‘Roman Diary: The Journal of Iliona’.  It is the story of Iliona, an educated Greek girl, who has been orphaned and sold as a slave in Rome.  Pupils will be using this story to support them across the curriculum, especially in History.


Pupils will be learning about the articles ‘a’ and ‘an’ in English and the rules when using these.  They will explore and develop their knowledge of vowels and consonants and how these support with the writing of noun phrases.  Pupils will then demonstrate their understanding by writing a diary entry of their own, using all the writing techniques from their prior learning and including their new learning related to the Power of Reading book.


Pupils will be studying measuring with a particular focus on length and mass in maths lessons.  They will investigate the most appropriate equipment and measurements to measure length and mass and develop the skill of justifying their choices. Pupils will demonstrate their prior understanding of addition and subtraction methods in order to compare and estimate in the context of different measurements.


In history, pupils will study the Roman Empire.  They will focus on how the Roman invasion of Britain began and the events that proceeded it.  Pupils will study significant people during that time, including Boudicca and Julius Caesar and develop their knowledge about their significance within this era.  Pupils will show they have a secure understanding of what happened when the Romans invaded Britain by writing a chronological report about the significant events of this time period.


Pupils will be continuing to develop their understanding of the Roman Empire by looking at how Roman shields were constructed in Design Technology.  They will study the materials the Romans used to make shields and the designs chosen, in order to create their own shield.  Pupils will have the opportunity to create their design using technology and to test different materials before completing this project.


As part of their PSHE topic, pupils will focus on being healthy, particularly looking at how to eat a healthy diet and look after their teeth.  They will study the importance of a healthy balanced lifestyle, linking this to our overall mental and physical wellbeing as well as to ‘H’ in our SCHOOL BAG.


In computing, pupils will begin to learn about coding. This will including creating algorithms and debugging them to ensure they work smoothly and effectively. As part of their learning in Spanish, pupils will study fruit and vegetables. They will learn how to say them, how to ask for fruit and vegetables and use their prior knowledge of numbers to count them too.


PE will continue to be on a Tuesday morning so please ensure children are wearing the appropriate and correct PE kit on that day.