**Year 3 Information - Summer Term - Class Teacher Miss Goodfellow**

**Topic – The Romans in Britain**

Our

**topic**for the summer term is entitled

**We will research aspects of the Roman way of life, and explore how the Roman invasion of Britain impacted on the everyday life of the people here. To help us develop our topic we will have a day visit from a “Roman Man” who will bring real Roman artefacts, and teach us more about the Roman Army. As our science focus, we will also investigate plants, animals and human development,**

*“What did the Romans do for us?”***General Information**

Our PE days are Monday and Tuesday. Please make sure your child has their kit in school on those days. As the weather is hopefully improving, suitable footwear is needed for our outdoor PE lessons.

**Homework**

Homework is given out on a Friday to be returned on the following Friday. Your child should know how to carry out the homework tasks, but may need some parental support. If your child did not know how to do their homework, and you are not sure how to help, please let me know.

Reading is seen as an important part of homework. Children should read out loud to an adult on a regular basis to help with fluency and confidence.

Children need to bring reading books to school every day to be able to read individually to an adult at any time during the week. There is an adult volunteer who comes in on a Wednesday morning to hear children read. The children really enjoy and benefit from this time.

**Music**

Music is taught on a Wednesday afternoon by Miss Dawes whilst Mrs Vernon is off school. This term the class are learning how to play the recorder.

**French**

French is taught on a Wednesday afternoon by Mrs Wass

This term the children are learning the days of the week, and the months of the year.

**RE TOPICS**

Following the Come and See RE programme, the RE. topics this term are:

Energy - In this topic we will explore the story of the story of the Ascension and the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. We will think about ways in which Christians live when they use the energy and gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Choices: In this topic children will explore two parables. The first parable is the parable of the two sons where one son says yes, but does not do what he has been asked and the second son says no to what he has been asked, but carries the task out . The second parable is the well known parable of The Prodigal Son where the son makes bad choices but comes back to the forgiveness of the father. Children will discuss saying sorry and asking forgiveness. We will find out about what happens in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Special Places - This topic explores places which were special for Jesus. We will investigate why Christians go on pilgrimage. The children will also discuss reasons why Christians should care.

**ICT**

The class have two timetabled lessons in the computer suite. ICT is used to enhance other curriculum areas eg maths games. This term we will be investigating the purpose of surveys and opinion polls.

**Numeracy**

In numeracy the following key objectives will be addressed this term:

Summer Term 1

Mental addition and subtraction (MAS); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA); Fractions, ratio and proportion (FRP)

Add 3-digit and 1-digit numbers mentally, using number facts; subtract 1-digit numbers from 3-digit numbers mentally using number facts; add and subtract multiples of 10 by counting on and back in 10s and using number facts to cross 100s; compare and order fractions with the same denominator; begin to recognise equivalences of 1/2; add and subtract fractions with the same denominator

Mental multiplication and division (MMD); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA); Written multiplication and division (WMD)

Use function machines to multiply by 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 and understand the inverse; use scaling to multiply heights and weights by 2, 4, 8, 5 and 10; use known facts to multiply multiples of 10 by 2, 3, 4 and 5; multiply numbers between 10 and 30 by 3, 4 and 5 using the grid method; multiply 2-digit numbers by 3, 4, 5 and 8 using the grid method

Mental multiplication and division (MMD); Written multiplication and division (WMD)

Divide without remainders, just beyond the 12th multiple; division using chunking, with remainders; use the grid method to multiply 2-digit numbers by 3, 4 ,5 and 8; begin to estimate products

Statistics (STA); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA); Measurement (MEA)

Draw and interpret bar charts and pictograms where one square/symbol represents two units; compare and measure weights in multiples of 100g; know how many grams are in a kilogram; estimate and weigh objects to the nearest 100g; draw and interpret bar charts where one square represents one hundred units

Mental addition and subtraction (MAS); Written addition and subtraction (WAS); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA)

Add 3-digit and 2-digit numbers using mental strategies; add two 3-digit numbers using mental strategies or by using column addition; use reasoning, trial and improvement to solve problems involving more complex addition

Summer Term 2

Written addition and subtraction (WAS); Mental addition and subtraction (MAS)

Use column addition to add three 2- and 3-digit numbers together and four 2- and 3-digit numbers together; subtract 3-digit numbers using counting up; solve word problems choosing an appropriate method

Written addition and subtraction (WAS); Measurement (MEA); Mental addition and subtraction (MAS); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA)

Add 3-digit numbers using column addition; solve problems involving measures; solve subtractions of 3-digit numbers using counting up on a line and work systematically to find possibilities; choose an appropriate strategy to solve addition or subtraction

Geometry: properties of shapes (GPS); Measurement (MEA)

Identify, name and draw horizontal, vertical, perpendicular, parallel and diagonal lines, angles and symmetry in 2D shapes; measure the perimeter of 2D shapes by counting and measuring with a ruler; tell the time on analogue and digital clocks to the minute, begin to tell the time 5, 10, 20 minutes later, recognise am and pm and 24-hour clock times

Written multiplication and division (WMD); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA); Mental multiplication and division (MMD); Fractions, ratio and proportion (FRP); Decimals, percentages and their equivalence to fractions (DPE)

Use the grid method to multiply 2-digit numbers by 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8; estimate products; divide using chunking, with and without remainders; decide whether to use multiplication or division to solve word problems; recognise tenths and equivalent fractions; find one-tenth and several tenths of multiples of 10 and begin to find one-tenth of single-digit numbers

Mental addition and subtraction (MAS); Written addition and subtraction (WAS); Problem solving, reasoning and algebra (PRA); Written multiplication and division (WMD); Mental multiplication and division (MMD)

Revise column addition for adding three 3-digit numbers; revise mental strategies for addition; subtract 3-digit numbers using written and mental methods; find change using counting up; check subtraction using addition; multiply numbers between 10 and 40 by 1-digit numbers using grid method; solve division problems just beyond the known tables facts

**Literacy**

In connection with our science work on plants we will be writing stories involving a giant beanstalk, and explanations of pollination. As part of our Roman topic we will be writing an advert persuading somebody to join the roman army, and to buy a roman villa. We will also be writing a letter as if we had just been to our first gladiator fight or chariot race. As part of our science topic on what humans need to be healthy we will be writing a persuasive letter to Homer Simpson asking him to change his lifestyle.