Cedar - year 3

Cedar - year 3

Welcome back to term 5 in Cedar class!  We have had an exciting start to the term with Really Wild week which the children seemed to enjoy!

For the rest of the school year, our topic will be the Romans.

Our English text will link with this topic as we are basing our writing around a fictionalised version of the story of Boudicca, called 'Down with the Romans'.  We will be reading the text and answering questions about it as well as completing different pieces of response writing, which will include character description, letter writing and persuasive writing.  This will then support us in the writing of our own battle stories later in the term.

This term, our maths learning will continue to learn about telling the time with increasing accuracy.  This is also a good time to learn about Roman numerals when telling the time! Later in the term we will be looking at other objectives such as 2D and 3D shape, measure and right angle turns.

Our learning about the Romans will also be evident our topic work, which will take a history focus.  The children will be considering the time period in which the Romans lived and considering what they wore, where they lived and what they did to entertain themselves!  We will also be looking at the impact the Romans had on Britain after their invasion.

In D&T, the children will be making a Roman shield and painting it in a  design linked with their research.

In week 7 of this term, we will be visiting the Roman Baths.  A letter will be sent home later in the term outlining further details, including price.

We will have Bristol Rugby coaches for PE on Monday afternoons of this term, which will be outdoors weather permitting.  Wednesday will alternate between Forest school and another PE session.  We are due to go to the forest in weeks 3, 5 and 7, again, weather permitting!

For further detail on the curriculum areas covered this term, see our topic web at this link.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Have a good term!


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