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Welcome to Saturn Class!


Welcome Back. The adults that work in this class are Mrs Deane and Mrs Maskell. 


Your first Learning Experience this year is Rock out with the Romans!


On Thursday 15th November, the children will become Roman soldiers as they not only make themselves an outfit, but also learn how to march as a Roman army!


Outcome: The children will present aspects of their learning to parents at an assembly towards the end of term. This will include showing off their soldier outfits, marching and presenting information in different mediums about the Romans they have found interesting. Dates will be confirmed later.


Take home task:

Make a piece of Roman jewellery or a Roman coin. Research what these would have been like and write a description to be displayed alongside it.


Due: Friday 7th December 2018


This Learning Experience will focus on friction as part of science. The children will explore the effects of friction on movement and find out how it slows or stops moving objects. They will take part in a friction-based workshop, which will enable them to test the forces on their chariots.


Of the foundation subjects, history will involve learning about the Roman Empire, the power of its army and about the British resistance led by Queen Boudicca. The children will also develop their art and design skills through the construction of Roman chariots and mosaic tiles.


English will examine the historical story of Boudicca and her battle against the Romans. The children will use drama techniques to help gain a better understanding of how it must have felt for the Celts. This will enable them to fully appreciate the use of the past tense, which in turn, will lead on to the use of adverbs and so develop the children’s grammatical understanding of the language.


As the weeks progress, the text to be used will be Escape from Pompeii by Christina Ballit, which will provide the opportunity for the children to imagine how life would have been at the time of the volcanic eruption. They will write from the viewpoint of a child living in the town and listen to the sounds of an erupting volcano to help bring it to life.


One of the key English skills to be developed this term will be that of self-editing. They will explore ways to make their writing both more accurate as well as more interesting through improved sentence structure and vocabulary choices.




Our PE days this year will be Tuesdays and Fridays. 


Maths homework will be given on a Friday to be returned the following Wednesday. Times tables should be practiced at home up to 12 x 12 - particularly x2, x5, x10, x3, x4, x8

Reading is expected to be done daily and spelling practice is appreciated from the tricky words in the Read Write Inc log books, if applicable.


How you can support your child at home:

  • Reading every day.
  • Talk about what they are learning at school.
  • Practice spellings by writing sentences in the spelling books supplied.
  • Learn times tables up to 12 x 12, particularly x3, x4, and x8.
  • Encourage the use of technology to discover more about the Romans.

If you have any queries please ask a member of year 3 team. 


Mrs Deane 





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