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Welcome to Year 3!

Summer Term 2024



This term we are exploring a project titled 'Emperors and Empires’. In the Emperors and Empires project, your child will learn about the growth and decline of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire. They will discover the absolute power of the Roman emperors and study the hierarchies of Roman society and the Roman army. They will study the first invasions of Britain in 55 and 54 BC and the Roman conquest of Britain in AD 43. They will learn about Boudicca’s rebellion, Hadrian’s Wall and the Romanisation of Britain, including how Christianity came to Britain and investigate the legacy of Roman Britain in their local area.


Useful vocabulary; 


HistoryChronology; Everyday life in ancient Rome; Founding of Rome; Power and rule; Roman Empire; Significant emperors; Social hierarchy; Roman army; Roman invasion of Britain; Significant people – Boudicca; Everyday life in Roman Britain; Romanisation of Britain; Roman withdrawal; Roman legacy


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 Literacy Tree 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 be reading 'How to live forever' and 'Flotsam'.



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. 



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 'Light and Shadow'. Please see the knowledge organiser for details!



We use Purple Mash to help with our Computing learning. This term the children will learn about presenting (PowerPoint & Google Slides) and graphing. 



Language Angels is the scheme we use for French teaching at Oaklands. This term the children will be shapes 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. 



Year 3 will have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday. In PE, children will take part in units called 'Handball' and 'Dance'.



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  Mrs Prophet and Mrs Bissmire. 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,


Miss Willer