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Welcome to Year 3 Summer 2023!



This term we are exploring a project titled ‘Emperors and Empires’. During this topic, we will learn all about the Roman Empire, specifically in Britain.


At the bottom of this page are four documents - vocabulary, a knowledge organiser and home learning tasks for this unit. There is also a knowledge organiser for our current Science unit. Knowledge organisers give an overview of the key information needed for each unit of learning. The home learning tasks are optional and do not need to be brought into school but will support your child's learning.



We use the Herts for Learning scheme to teach English at Oaklands. Children will learn reading, writing, speaking and listening through different units based on high-quality texts. This term the children will learn about: mystery stories through the book 'The Mysteries of Harris Burdick'; explanation texts through 'Until I met Dudley' and they will prepare for their trip to Harry Potter World by studying script writing.



We teach Reading through the Destination Reader scheme at Oaklands. Children will be learning the reading skills of prediction, inference, clarification, evaluation, questioning and making links. This term we will be reading The Goose Guards by Terry Desry and Horrors from History - The Roman Empire. Below are links if you want to purchase the books from Waterstones. 



At Oaklands we teach through the White Rose scheme. The units that we will be covering in Maths lessons this term are Fractions, Money, Time, Shape and Statistics.



Our Science unit this term is 'Plant Nutrition and Reproduction'. Please see the knowledge organiser for details!



We use Purple Mash to help with our Computing learning. This term the children will learn about Online Safety, Spreadsheets and e-mail. Are you on email? You simply have to be these days. 



Language Angels is the scheme we use for French teaching at Oaklands. This term the children will be learning greetings and different foods.



Using Charanga, the children will learn how to: listen and appreciate music; sing in groups and to play along with known songs. They will have the opportunity to improvise using instruments as well. 



In PE, children will learn tennis and athletics. 



Reading:                               Every night (15 minutes – please comment in your child’s reading record).

                                                   Reading books will be changed on a Thursday or Friday and each pupil will take two books home 

                                                   depending on their level of reading ability. Please make sure children have their books 

                                                   available to read every day.


Topic:        This will be given out every other week on a Friday and is to be returned the following Wednesday in homework books. 


Times Table Rockstars/Numbots                Daily Maths practice to ensure that gaps are continually being filled and there is                                                                                                            continual progression


We are supported in class by Miss McGrath, Mrs Prophet, Mrs Donnelly and Miss Ward. If you, or anyone you know, has skills or knowledge that could enrich our in-class learning, we would love to hear from you and see if we can make use of this in our lessons. 


If you have any concerns, or questions regarding your child, please contact the school office ( to arrange a meeting. 


Kind regards,


Mr Butler

Class teacher

KS2, English & Computing lead

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