Happy New Year to everyone!
This term Year 3 will explore the concept of invasion and settlement.
They will learn about the British invasion by Rome, and the subsequent settlement by the Vikings and Anglo-Saxons. The history will include the Roman empire and its impact on Britain; Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots; the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor.
We will compare Julius Caesar’s attempted invasion with Claudius’ successful invasion and conquest. We will also identify and begin to describe who Boudicca was and to compare Boudicca’s response with other Celts.
In geography will develop our knowledge of location, physical and human characteristics of globally significant places.
In Science we will compare and group together different types of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties. We will investigate how fossils are formed when things that have lived are trapped in rocks.
Year 3 will continue to have French with Ms Wood every week but we will also look closely at how the English language has evolved and where some of our language originates.
As we will be looking at the Romans, we will also try to learn our Roman numerals this term.
Art lessons with Miss Hawkins will be closely linked to our topic.
We would like to remind parents and pupils that we expect pupils to read regularly at home and at school. Please try to read and record the reading in the Reading Diaries which are checked weekly. Reading groups will continue every morning and we therefore ask pupils to arrive promptly so lessons can begin at 9am.
We request that Year 3 pupils are now encouraged to be more independent so please ask that parents refrain from coming into the classroom in the mornings. We will encourage pupils to organise their own belongings, settle quickly to the morning tasks and be ready for the register at 9am.
The meetings will take place on Monday 19th February, Tuesday 20th February and Wednesday 21st February. Time sheets will be displayed nearer this time.
Year 3 and 4 will be putting on an Easter Performance . Date to be confirmed.
If you need to discuss anything, please pop in and make an appointment as we find the mornings very busy.
Mrs Dickinson and Mrs Gagg
Class 3 Blog
- Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:02:17 +0000: Perimeter challenge.....can you build a compound for Grendel with lego
bricks. Keep to the specified size. - Class 3 | St. Helen's
- Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:11:03 +0000: Year 3 have been investigating shapes and perimeters of shapes. We went
outside to create some larger shapes, measure the perimeter of the
playground and see how many shapes we could find. - Class 3 | St. Helen's
- Tue, 06 Feb 2018 13:07:43 +0000: Netball in the snow! - Class 3 | St. Helen's
- Mon, 05 Feb 2018 15:47:22 +0000: Learning to play the recorder - Class 3 | St. Helen's
- Mon, 05 Feb 2018 15:46:44 +0000: Making mosaics in a Roman style using painted broken egg shells - Class 3 | St. Helen's