Year 3 - Home Learning Summer Term

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Here are suggestions of activities that you can do with your child at home to support their learning.

Our topic this term is Digging Up the Past. We will be travelling back in time to explore life in the Stone Age. After half-term, we will move towards the present, making a pit-stop with the Romans to discover what life under an Emperor really was like.

Literacy

 

Write the headline and first two paragraphs of a

newspaper report about a Roman Battle. You could

make up your own or do some historical research to

find out who was involved, where it took place and

when it happened.

 

Things to consider

  • Headline
  • 5Ws (who, what, why, where, when)
  • Quotes from eye-witnesses
  • Interesting sentence openers
  • Picture with a caption

Maths & P.E.

In the summer, Year 3 would love to do some Maths outside. Can you come up with a PE activity that also teaches some Maths skills?

Things to consider:

A plan of the activity

Trial it yourself to see if it works

Can you think of a way to make it harder or easier?

Think about the Maths and PE skills you would be teaching

 

ART & D.T

 Can you create a structure in Stone Age style? This could be a model of one of their dwellings, Stonehenge or any other ideas that you have.

 

Things to Consider

  • Which materials are best to use
  • Research to make sure your work is historically accurate

Science

 

Research what a Roman solider would have eaten to make sure he could keep marching on the road. How did they get their food? Which foods were the most common?

 

Things to Consider
- What makes a balanced diet?
- What does the word nutrition mean?
- Why did they eat the food that they did?

Enjoy your home learning! We look forward to seeing all the results!

Geography

 

History

Choose a Roman Emperor and write up some research about them. You could present your research in lots of different ways – e.g. a PowerPoint, poster, leaflet, fact file or video report.

Literacy

Write short interview with a Roman Soldier who is in Britain. Write the questions and Soldier’s answers. Questions you might like to start with:

  • How long have you been in Britain?
  • How long have you been in the Roman Army?
  • How many battles have you fought?
  • How far have you marched so far in Britain?

 

Don’t forget to start your Soldier’s answers to these questions with “I have…”

What other questions could you ask?

Literacy

Roman Soldiers often had to travel long distances away from home. They would use letters to send their news to their loved ones. Can you create your own Roman Soldier letter? Keep your letter under 250 words but make it interesting and factual!

 

Things to Consider

  • Address
  • Factual information
  • Emotion
  • Paragraphing
  • Different forms of punctuation
  • Varying sentence openers
  • A sign off at the end

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