Welcome to 3RS
We hope you have had a lovely break and are ready for the new year ahead in year 3! It has been a great start to the new term and we have lots of exciting things to look forward to.
This term we will be looking at Greek Myths. We will be reading the Greek myth ‘Icarus the boy who flew too high’ and comparing this with another well known story ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’. The children will be performing and using drama with these Greek Myths, editing and writing their own Diary entry of Icarus and Daedalus. We will also be writing a narrative of our own in the style of a greek myth. We will be looking at what should be included in a good narrative and the children will be assessing their work against the Year 3 writing objectives. As a class we will also be reading the text Mission to Marathon in detail during our guided reading sessions.
In maths this term we have been looking at Fractions. We have been looking at developing our core skills, fluency and problem solving in each area of learning. Firstly we will be looking at fractions of shaded shapes and also finding fractions of amounts. We will focus on ordering tenths and how to continue fraction sequences. We have discussed what each part of the fraction tells us using the key vocabulary numerator and denominator and how to add and subtract fractions.
We will move on to looking at measurement in relation to time. We will be focusing on telling and writing the time from an analogue clock using Roman numerals. We will be using the vocabulary o’clock, am/pm, morning, afternoon and midnight. We will look at the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year. Please try and use these skills at home whenever possible.
Our topic is ‘Ancient Greece’. The children will be creating Pop-Up books, comic strips and completing a mile a day. Firstly the children will be creating a timeline with the significant key dates they will figure out how to order dates (BC). The children will be developing their knowledge of the Greek Gods and Goddesses. We will be looking at who the Ancient Greeks were, why they are significant to history, what they are known for? Did they have particular foods that they were known for? What was their diet like? What did a Greek Olympics consist of?
Thank you for all of your hard work and the wonderful pieces of homework you have brought in. We have enjoyed sharing these and using them for our display!