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Year 3 - Snowy Owls

Welcome to Year 3 - Snowy Owls!

 

 

Hello and welcome to Year 3, Snowy Owls' class. We have a wonderful time learning about a range of different topics in year 3 alongside our maths, science and English lessons. We also begin learning French which is a lot of fun.

 

Our PE days are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays so please ensure that your PE kit is in school for these days.

 

Homework is set on a Thursday and expected in on a Tuesday. Spellings are tested weekly on a Thursday and these can be practised in your homework book or on Purple Mash. We expect children to read daily at home and have a large number of exciting books to choose from in our class book corner and through our reading scheme.

Our Topics

 

Autumn term- The Romans

During the autumn term we look at the history of Britain the invasion of the Romans. We focus on many famous battles including the rebellion of Boudicca and how to Romans invade Britain. When looking at battles we also take part in a tortoise formation to see how the Romans fought in battle. We compare our lives to the lives of a Roman slave, soldier and child. This will include making and eating like a Roman. We will also be attending a trip to the Verulamium Museum in Saint Albans where children are able to handle real Roman artefacts as well as see roman remains of a house and a great wall. This is an exciting term where we really begin to understand how history has impacted our lives today.

Here are some useful links to discover more about the Romans:

 

Great for facts and videos about the Romans:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zwmpfg8

 

Our school trip site which has lots of information and images:

https://www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk/visit/verulamium-museum

 

Roman myths and legends:

https://rome.mrdonn.org/myths.html

 

 

Spring term- The floor is lava!

During spring term we will explore what lies beneath our feet! We will look at what the earth is made of as well as the geography of volcanoes and earthquakes. Children will have the opportunity to make real exploding volcanoes as well as act out what to do if there is ever an earthquake in Great Baddow. As well as the geography of these natural disasters we will look at some real life disasters and empathise with how difficult life might be living in different parts of the world.

 

Information about volcanoes:

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/geography/physical-geography/volcano-facts/

 

Information about earthquakes:

https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

 

Create art and work about what you have learnt:

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/larkrise-cm2

 

 

Summer term- The history of transport

During this term we will travel back in time to study some inventors and engineers that first created transport. We will compare how people travelled around 100 years ago to now. We will look into detail about the development of flight, cars and boats. As well as the history of transport we will also have an opportunity to look at the range of transport in our local area and plan trips to far away destinations. We will also look at what the future holds for transport and if one day we can maybe travel to the moon for lunch...

 

Overview of different types of transport in history:

http://kinooze.com/the-history-of-transport/

 

Interactive videos and games about transport:

https://easyscienceforkids.com/all-about-transportation/

 

The future of transport:

https://www.dezeen.com/2015/09/11/crazy-proposals-future-transport-driverless-flying-cars-airships-jetpack-hyperloop-space-travel/

 

 

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