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 Autumn Term

  • Literacy

    Fiction genres:

    Narrative – Selection of story writing- Literacy Shed

    (Roman Gods stories and or historical characters)

    Drama – Write a Roman invasion play and act out.

    Letter from Roman soldier


    Instructions – Roman bread/pottage – Horrible Histories

    Non-Chronological Report – Romans

    Recount – Diary of Roman journey (cross curricular with history)


    Recite poems by heart

  • Mathematics

    This term in our maths lessons we will focus on moving each child on in their knowledge and understanding of number, partitioning and calculating. Our lessons aim to help them become secure with number facts and their understanding of shape, measures and data handling.

    In Year 3 children can participate in Mathletics, a maths activity website. They will be given their own log in details so that they can use the website at home – a great way to keep practising their maths skills.

    Additional opportunities will include:

    Roman Numerals


    Roman Army maths problems

    Measuring bread (weight)

    Measuting roads (length)

    Mosaics (symmetrical patterns)

    3D nets

    Tesselation (mosaics)

  • History

    – Roman Empire and impact upon Great Britain

    – Roman Invasion

    – Lives of other people from the past – Boudicca/ Julius Caesar

    – Timelines

    – Investigate Roman mosaics and how do we find them today. What were they like and how were they made?

    – Trip to Roman Lunt Fort (Unfortunately the Lunt Roman Fort is closing for refurbishment so we are currently seeking an alternative trip related to the Romans).

  • Science


    Rocks and Fossils including soils. Understand how fossils are formed. Identify different fossils and soils across Europe (Roman Empire).

    Famous scientists

    Fossil hunters (palaelotologists)

    Investigating and Classifying different rocks.

    Autumn  2 – Study Moon rock samples – Moon Week.

  • ICT

    Primary computing – Flow charts, algorthyms

    Web research skills and understanding

    Digital Literacy and citizenship – Communicating on internet and internet safety

    Blogging (respectful of others’ comments) – Kidblog

    Use art software to develp a mosaic picture

    Roman Invasion – Coding and algorythm

    Design a Roman quiz, true or false?

    Design a moving dinosaur programme

  • Personal and Social Health Education

    Discuss and learn techniques to improve in the eight areas of success. (Try new things, work hard, concentrate, push themselves, imagine, improve, understand others, don’t give up)



    New beginnings

  • Geography

    Roman Settlements

    Compare and contrast modern Rome to ancient Rome

    Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied. (Roman journey)

    Knowledge of the United Kingdom (especially Roman Britain)

    Terrain crossed by Roman army as Empire expanded across Europe

  • Design and Technology

    Design a Roman Fort

    Design aand make a Roman Shield

    Make Roman bread / pottage

    Design a Roman meal (link to healthy eating)

    (Linked to science) Design and create a fossil out of clay.

    Design a Roman costume

  • Religious Education


    Visit to a Hindu temple

    Study the beliefs, festivals and celebrations of Christianity (Roman Catholics) Vatican in Rome.

  • Modern Foreign Languages

    Investigating and comparing different languages

    Vocabulary and conversation

    Discuss Ancient Roman language of Latin

  • Art

    Produce a Roman style mosaic

    Techniques: (e.g. Drawing, Painting, 3D / sculpture,Textiles, Printing, Collage)

  • Music

    Listen to and compare different types of music.

    Listen to and sing Roman centurian song Rudyard Kipling – compare with Hadrian’s Wall poem by WH Auden

  • Physical Education

    Multi-skills at the Xcel Centre

 Spring Term

  • English

    This term we are learning about poetry features and learning to write poetry with an Egyptian theme.

    We are also looking at adventure stories, recognising different narrative genres and using storyboards and story mountains to create an adventure story.

    Most children will be following the Read Write Inc. Spelling programme daily, learning about various spelling rules which they should start to begin incorporating into their writing. To support the spelling there is a Read Write Inc. Spelling log book which the children should take home on Fridays with words they have chosen to practise at home. The spelling log book needs to be returned to school on a Monday for the children to use the following week.

  • Maths

    This term, we will focus on consolidating the children’s understanding of number, place value and known facts. We will be developing their understanding of fractions, money and measures and applying these in a practical context and through word problems. The children will also be expected to know their 2, 3, 5, and 10 times tables and they should be beginning to learn / developing their confidence with the 4 and 8 times tables.  

  • Science

    During Spring 1, the children will be learning about forces and magnets. They will compare how things move on different surfaces, observe how magnets repel or attract each other and investigate magnetic and non-magnetic everyday materials.

    As part of this unit of work, the children will be going on a trip to Alton towers to investigate forces and will attend a ‘Rollercoaster’ workshop. In Spring 2, the children will be taught about light and shadows.  As part of this unit, the children will attend a ‘light’ workshop. 

  • ICT

    This term, the children will learn how to design and write their own computer program using ‘Scatch’ or ‘Hopscotch’.  They will also explore E-safety and continue to develop their skills understanding of the internet.

  • RE

    The learning focus in RE this term is ‘Sacred Places’.  The children will be dicussing what makes a place special. They will find out about a place of worship that interests them and explore the similarities and differences between places of worship. Through discussion, they will discover how different faiths have their own sacred origins. The children will also focus on the events of Easter.  

  • SMSC

     – Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural learning. The children will be focusing on two themes during the Spring term: Say no to bullying and Going for goals. The anti-bullying topic also supports the e-safety learning that the children will be doing in ICT. Going for goals focuses primarily on motivation and also self-awareness.

  • Topic

    Our topic this term is ‘Ancient Egypt’. We will be looking at the history of Ancient Egypt, where Egypt is in the world, discuss the importance of the River Nile, explore Ancient Egyptian art and design and make a boardgame related to Egypt.

  • MFL

    Our language this year is Spanish.  We will learn the months of the year, numbers, greetings and weather.

  • PE

    Each week, the children visit the Xcel Centre to take part in multi-skills.

  • Homework

    Each week, two pieces of homework will be given out related to our current learning journey. The children have their own learning logs to record their homework in any way they wish.


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