Welcome to Kingfishers, our Year 3 class. Our class teachers are Mrs Coult and Ms Clark and our Learning Support Assistant is Mrs Poole. As the first year in the junior school, it is an exciting class for the children. We wear the upper school uniform and are working on become independent learners. We spend time developing our confidence to express our questions, thinking and reasoning. We link our topic work across many subjects to create an engaging and fun curriculum. Activities in Year 3 include Romans, French, map reading, a theatre workshop, geologist visit, cooking, maths investigations and Egyptians.
With our topic this term being the Rotten Romans , we will make strong curricular links with Literacy, History and Art. The children will study the Romans and how they influenced daily life in Roman Britain. We will visit Fishbourne Palace and use the text, ‘ Escape from Pompeii’ to create a new story about children escaping from an erupting volcano! They will write in the style of the author Christina Balit. Our class texts will include non-fiction information books about the Romans and we will use these to research and write a non-chronological report. To extend our writing opportunities we will be writing letters in role, composing diary extracts and creating instructions for making our very own Roman shield. We will develop our speaking and listening skills to take part in debates for and against life in Roman Britain and re-enact parts of Boudicca’s life to enhance and engage the children further. In maths, we will consolidate and extend our understating of place value and the operations of addition and subtraction. A range of opportunities will be provided for the children to work both collaboratively and independently to develop their problem solving and reasoning skills. Our focus in Science this term is on Forces and Magnets and Healthy eating, and we hope to do some cooking in the recently installed kitchen.