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On Wednesday 3rd October, Years 3 and 4 visited Lunt Fort built by the Romans nearly 2000 years ago.

What a great trip we had!   We learnt how to march whilst shouting 'Sin Dex - Sin Dex' (Left Right) and discovered the daily life of a Roman soldier living in Britannia amongst the crazy Celts.


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Welcome to Woodpecker Class!


Dear Parents/Carers,


 On this page you will find topic webs and our termly newsletter, but we are including some 'at a glance' information here too.


Our topic for this half term is The Rotten Romans.  The children will be looking at maps and identifying where the Romans invaded and when they were around. They will be finding out about unsuccessful and successful invasions of Romans Britain and Boudicca’s revolt.  To aid with our learning we will also be visiting Lunt Roman Fort to learn about Roman soldiers and invasions tactics.


In Literacy the children are going to be writing journey stories based on the book ‘Oliver and the Sea Wigs’ and will also write non-chronological about the Romans.  We are focusing on using a variety of conjunctions to add detail to sentences.  


We are also having a focus on handwriting.  By the end of Year 3, there is an expectation that children will be joining all of the time and they need to make sure that their ascending letters (b, d. h, k, l, t) are tall and their descending letters (f, g, j, p, q, y) go below the line.


In ICT the children will be learning how to programme using Scratch and there is a link on the topic web that can be accessed at home.  

In Science, the children will be learning about Forces and Magnets. We always try to do as many investigations and experiments as possible in Science so do ask your child each week to find out if they have any conclusions from their work.


Home Learning/Spelling Routine:

As in Year 2, home learning is handed in on a Thursday and apart from over the holiday, your child has a home learning activity to complete each week.  Home learning will be handed back to the children on a Friday.

In Year 3, the children use the Read, Write Inc spelling scheme.  We are awaiting the arrival of the work books so in the meantime we are working on spelling errors that have become apparent in the first week.



The children need to have their P.E. kits in school on a Monday as they begin their week with a P.E. session first thing on Monday morning.  

We have had our first swimming session already and the children were great at getting themselves ready in the short time that they have. 


The links above will take you to more detailed information about our work this term.


If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to speak to either of us at the end of the school day or make an appointment at the school office.


Kind regards,

Mrs Hughes and Mrs Read




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