I hope you have had a relaxing, fun-filled summer holiday! It's going to be a fabulous Autumn term learning about the rotten Romans.
During the autumn term, the theme in Class 2 is Roving Romans. We will learn about Roman entertainment, the Roman army, Roman invasion, British resistance and the Romanisation of Britain. We will use the Roman topic to inspire our English work on report writing, narrative writing and diary writing. We will locate European countries and compare England with Italy, including physical features such as mountains and volcanoes. The Romans will inspire our art work, where we will sketch Roman soldiers. We will also explore the sculptures of Henry Moore, and recreate a famous sculpture using clay. In D&T, we will take inspiration from Roman foods to create our own banquet, with wine (grape juice!), breads which the children will prepare, olives and fruit and, of course, the dress code will be togas! In science, we will explore nutrition in animals including humans to consider what a balanced diet is, and explore the amount of sugar in various foods. We will also look at the human skeleton and muscles to aid human movement and children will learn the names of bones and muscles, and examine and compare different animal skeletons. Children will learn about staying safe online in computing. In French, we will develop our conversation skills linked to our local area. In RE we will focus on the Christian Creation and Fall, Harvest, and Christmas.
Through guided reading and reading comprehension activities, inference and deduction skills will be developed to ensure children understand and can discuss the text being read. Children will continue to develop their vocabulary, understanding of grammar and accuracy when spelling, including words on the National Curriculum Year 3 / 4 spelling list.
Maths lessons follow the National Curriculum, and will focus on number and place value, addition and subtraction, and multiplication and division in the Autumn term. Children will develop fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills to become Maths Masters in each area of the Maths curriculum. Supporting children with quick and accurate recall of number bonds, mental calculations and times tables is very welcome. By the end of Year 3, children should be able to quickly and accurately recall the multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables (having learnt the 2, 5 and 10 times tables in Year 2), and up to 12 times tables by the end of Year 4.
It's going to be another exciting and fun filled term!