Welcome to Year 3!
Year 3 Class Teacher: Miss Davies
Year 3 Teaching Assistant: Mrs Hawkins
Year 3 PPA Cover Teacher: Mrs Miles
I would like to wish you the biggest and warmest welcome to Year 3!
As a team, we are excited about the year we all have ahead of us and are looking forward to working with both parents and children. Let's start the year as we mean to go on and begin by creating an amazing adventure for everyone.
Year 3's Summer Term Topic Web
Our Summer focus topic is...... "Romans on the Rampage"
This term, Year 3 have two topic stories: 'Romans on the Rampage' by Jeremy Strong and 'Escape from Pompeii' by Christina Balit.
Jeremy Strong is known for his comedic writing and 'Romans on the Rampage' has plenty of that. The story is written from the perspective of a pet raven who tells the tale of his friend Perilus who loves chariot racing but the question is... is he any good at chariot racing?
Christina Balit's book 'Escape from Pompeii' is a more serious story, based on the true event that happened in 79AD when Mount Versuvius erupted. Two children were living in Pompeii when the volcano erupted. Will they escape?
These books will be our focus for this term, along with the myth of Romulus and Remus, and will support our cross-curricular links, especially History.
We are lucky enough to have a visit from well-known children's author, Robin Price. He will be telling us all about The Romans and also delivering a workshop for us on Wednesday 18th April. This will be a wonderful experience. Pictures from the afternoon will be added to the website at a later date.
Look at how fabulous Year 3 are at creating a class band! The video below was only after a couple of weeks of playing different instruments all together. Amazing!
Year 3 were given the task to create a small model of a Roman building that would support the weight of a book, linking to our strengthening and stiffening DT topic. They were only allowed to use paper and masking tape. They also made trade deals with the Emperor (Miss Davies) for tools and supplies that they needed to improve their constructions. Some children even came up with some ingenious ways to win over the Emperor, such as creativity and bargaining.
This was a fantastic problem solving task and each group showed amazing team work!
Today, we began to make our own Roman villas, which is a type of Roman house, out of clay. We focused on including different rooms/areas in there. Some of the names of these are in Latin below:
- Atrium - reception hall
- Triclinium - dining room
- Impluvium - shallow pool in the atrium which collects falling rainwater
- Culina - kitchen
- Hortus (plural: horti) - garden
- Tabernae officinae - shops/workshops found on the outside of the house
- Cubiculum (plural: cubicula) - rooms used as bedrooms or sitting rooms
EXPRESSIVE ARTS WEEK!
Monday - Batik
Tuesday - Rhyme and Shine
Tuesday - Sketching 'Through the Window'
Wednesday - Virtual Reality (Space)