Year 3 WC 5th February 2018

Date: 11th Feb 2018 @ 10:19pm

We had a fantastic day for our Roman Day on Friday. Thank you for your brilliant costumes! The children all looked fantastic. In the morning, we began our day as Roman slaves being bought at market to be trained as gladiators. The children survived the gruelling journey to the ludus gladiatorius (gladiator school) where they had to take an oath called the sacramentum gladiatorum pledging themselves to their new master. The trainee gladiators were then put through their paces by a lanista (chief trainer) whose job it was to knock new recruits into shape. Finally, the big day arrived and it was time to go to the arena. After saluting the emperor, it was time for the games to begin! 

After our drama in the hall, the children created IBooks on the IPads about Rome using the research they did last week. Just like a normal book, the children had to add text and pictures but in addition to this, they also had to record videos and create sound recordings. Hopefully, these will be uploaded to the website very soon! 

In maths we have moved on to money. We've been counting various coins and notes, and become confident in converting £ to pence and vice-versa. If you want to help at home, here are a few ideas for activities you could do: 

- counting money (coins and notes) 

- If I have xx amount, what coins could I have?

- I have 5 coins. What is the most money I could have?

- I want to buy two/three items in a shop, what is the total cost? 

We'll be continuing with money this week, with a focus on finding totals and giving change. 

In English, we have started our unit on non-chronological reports. On Tuesday, a unicorn expert visited the class and we got to ask her lots of questions before learning our story-map about unicorns. We looked carefully at the text and other non-chronological reports to find out what the writer does to make it interesting. Using the toolkit we created, we then wrote our own reports about Frost Giants. 

On Friday, the children will be having their SRE (Sex and Relationship Education) lessons. In Year 3, we learn the names of the male and female body parts. We then go on to learn about what appropriate touch is and about different types of families. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch. 


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Brereton Primary School

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