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This half term our learning adventure is all about the Romans. We will be looking about how they have impacted us here in Britain and the amazing things they invented! Year 3 will have opportunities to make their own Roman clothing, build a chariot, have a chariot race and do lots of lovely writing all about the Romans! 

The children will gain an understanding all about the History of the Romans. They will explore the Roman invasion, mosaics, clothing, housing and much more! 

 

Why not try to find out your own information about the Romans to share with the rest of the class! 

 

At the end of the topic we will invite our lovely parents into our classroom so that they can take part in our Roman experience and look at all the lovely work we have been doing! In the meantime, take a look at some of the activities below. 

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2D AND 3D SHAPES 

 

 Can you draw circles with a compass and know the term radius?

Can you use a compass appropriately?
Can you draw a triangle with a right angle?
Can you draw a triangle with a given dimension accurately?

Can you draw a rectangle with given dimensions accurately?

Can you draw a square with a given dimension accurately?

 

ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION 

 

Can you round numbers to the nearest 10 in order to make your estimation as accurate as you can?

Given an addition or a subtraction calculation can you estimate what the answer might be?

Can you give an example of inverse rule as it relates to addition and subtraction?

Do you know what is meant by the term ‘inverse’?
Do you know what is meant by the term ‘estimate’?

 

FRACTIONS 

 

Can you subtract one fraction from another of the same denominator?

Can you add 2 fractions with the same denominator that add up to no more than 1 whole?

Do you appreciate that 2 halves and four quarters make up one whole?

Do you know and use the term ‘denominator’ and understand its relevance in a fraction?

 

ANGLES 

 

Do you know that the measurement in degrees is greater when the opening is wider? Do you know that 4 right angles is a full turn?
Do you know that two right angles make a straight line and is equivalent to 180˚ or can also be described as half a turn?

Do you know a right angle has 90 degrees which is written as 90˚?

Can you recognise right angles in the environment and recognise their importance? Do you know that the measurement in degrees is greater when the opening is wider? Do you know that the opening between two lines joined at a point is known as an angle and can be measured in degrees?

 

TIME 

 

Given a time, can you record it as am or pm and on an analogue clock face, as well as on a 24-hour clock face?

Can you convert a ‘pm’ time to the digital 24 hour system?
Can you convert an ‘am’ time to the digital 24 hour system?
Do you know that quarter past is 15 minutes past; and that half past is 30 minutes past?

Do you know that 60 seconds is one minute and that 60 minutes is one hour?

Do you know that the term ‘pm’ represents time from noon to midnight?

Do you know that the term ‘am’ represents time from midnight to noon?

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This half term we will be looking closely at plants. Year 3 are lucky enough to be taking part in a science day. They will take part in a range of activities including: preparing the planting beds for planting seeds; dissecting a flower to examine the individual part; tasting different parts of plants (e.g. carrots, cucumber, tomato) and learning about what parts we eat; designing a seed and carrying out an outdoor trail about plants on the school field.

Please remember old clothes and some sensible shoes. It will be a really exciting day. Watch this space for some pictures! :) 

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