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Welcome Back!

A very Happy New Year to you all!

We hope you had an enjoyable break with lots 

of exciting times but plenty of rest and relaxation too.

Now its time  for some amazing learning......

with a bit of enjoyment too!

Our topic this term is......

The Romans

 

 

We will be learning all about the Romans this term; who they were, where they came from, what they did and how they have had an impact on our lives even today.

 

In History, we will look at what Britain was like before the Romans came and the changes they made. We will  find out that they could be quite brutal and mean but also that they were more advanced in many ways than the people living in Britain at the time!!

In Geography we will learn about the countries the Romans invaded, what they called them and their names now. We will be learning about Volcanoes and where in the world they may be found. An eruption of Vesuvius in AD79 preserved so much of Pompeii that we know a great deal about Roman ways of life.

 

In English we will write recounts of the Roman Invasion as a newspaper report, letters from a Roman soldier to his family in Italy, Information texts and adventure stories based on a video clip.

We will learn about Roman Numerals, Roman gods and mosaics.

 

I hope to be organising a visit to Colchester Castle where we will learn a great deal about life in Britain before and during the Roman Invasion.

 

Reading

We will continue reading a story as a whole class ( I was there - Boudicca's Army)  which is a about a Celtic girl who lives through the Roman Invasion, as well as reading in smaller guided groups  or with individuals.

When we read as a class I will not be able to make a note in everyone's individual log but this does not mean that we are not reading and discussing texts every day.

 

 

Reminders!

 

* Ensure you have your reading book in school every day along with your reading log!

* Bring a healthy snack for break time. In Key Stage 2, children need to bring in their own snacks!

* Make sure you have a water bottle in school as we have no water fountain upstairs. Remember to take it home for a clean every day.

* Full school uniform needs to be worn to school every day. This includes black school shoes, ties and jumpers or cardigans.

Children will be allowed to take jumpers and cardigans off if they get hot, but they are needed in school daily.

It is impossible to find owners of jumpers or cardigans without names as they are all identical so please make sure all uniform is labelled.

 

 

Our Timetable

Swimming is on Friday morning.

We will also be doing Gymnastics in the Hall on Mondays this half-term.

Mr North  takes PE outside on Thursdays. Children must have their kits in school.

PE kit is black shorts, white T-shirt and plimsolls or trainers that fit. In colder weather children may wear long tracksuit trousers and jumpers or sweatshirts. Mr North is happy for the children to wear gloves and hats when the weather is very cold.

Any child with ear-rings must either remove them before the lesson or take them out at home on that morning.

Please ensure everything is named as it makes it much easier to sort lost kit.                    

 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to catch me on the playground or make an appointment to see me via the school office.

 

Mrs T Mbonye.

Homework for this half-term.

 

 

The activities in the homework set can be completed in any order. Once a task has been completed, children can hand their book in to be marked.

Children who complete all tasks will be awarded a certificate.

Children are encouraged to design and create a front cover for their homework book that reflects their personality.

 

Reading is the most important activity to do at home every night and I will encourage both parents and children to make a note in their reading log once a week.

 

Spellings will be given out shortly and, when a child shows they have learned them, they will be awarded with a sticker from the deputy head Ms Meager. They will then get a new set to learn.

 

Children in Year 3 will be expected to know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables this term. We are also now giving out Maths Homework. When your child has completed the activities set, please send it back in with a signature and we will give them the next piece. They will also get a sticker from Ms Meager for each completed piece.

 

Any help you give your child in work at home will really help their progress.

Again, ask me if you have any questions or worries.

Questions to help your child with their reading