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Year 3 - Dahl

Welcome to Dahl class 

 Miss J Day and Mrs S Begum

Our focus book this half term is:
Tertius and the horrible hunt



When relations visit from Rome, it's hard to find enough to entertain them. Luckily, hunting in the local forest is exciting enough for everyone, possibly a little too exciting for Tertius, Clottus's snooty cousin.



In mathematics pupils will be focusing on strengthening their problem solving skills, while developing in all other areas of the mathematics curriculum. This half term we will be preparing the children for their transition to year 4.

Don't forget to use MyMaths at home!


Can you solve this maths challenge?



Primary Writing Project

In English we are continuing our exciting new way of teaching English called the 'Primary Writing Project'.  This approach is motivating our children to write the most amazing stories along with, deepening understanding about writing and refining skills so that children make good progress and standards are raised.

The children have produced some fantastic writing so far. 


 This term we will be focusing on using Maximus and the greedy Chimera to expand our use of grammar and punctuation in our writing as well as being able to show our amazing imaginations!

Physical Education


Outside lessons will take place on Tuesday afternoon. As the weather is becoming dryer we will be spending more time outside so please send your child with outside trainers and warm, black tracksuit bottoms and a white t-shirt. For indoor PE children must have their black shorts, white t-shirt and plimsolls for this.

Please note: For health and safety reasons please remove earrings on these days. Children must have the correct PE kit in school as we have limited resources available for loan.

Reading and Library


We will have one session in the library every week. This is a great opportunity for children to change their reading books and library books!


Please remember to read with your child on a daily basis and record this in their reading record - there are RED prizes to be won!



We are studying a range of subjects as part of our topic this half term.



This half term we are learning all about the Roman empire. We will be discovering what life was like in ancient Rome, What life was like as a Roman soldier and what life was like in Roman Britain after their invasion (and of course we will be learning about the celtic uprising led by Boudicca) 




We are continuing our study of the African Djembe and are re-introducing the Ukulele. We have learnt lots of Rhythms and are now looking to perfect our timings as a group. Another loud half term ahead!


We will be learning all about the skeleton and how it works. We will also be learning the important jobs of certain bones in our body and how our bone structures are different to animals


Design Technology

As we focus our studies on the Romans and their way of life, we will be using their mosaic designs to help inspire us in creating our own personal mosaics.


We will be using our research skills to help aid our research about the Romans. We will also look to collate our information as a powerpoint.



We held a values art day in which our class explored the value of indivuduality and we focused on creating this value in the style of the artist Georgia O'Keeffe. We looked at how we show ourselves as indivduals and created artwork to show this.


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