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The Erme Primary School

Mothecombe Class



What will we be learning this term?



Secrets of Stonehenge! 


Our first project this term involves an exciting trip to Stonehenge. Children will have the opportunity to see it in person and learn lots of fantastic facts about Stonehenge and the Neolithic people. Children will write an information text about Stonehenge and its secrets.


Legion of the Eagle

As part of this project children will be studying the text 'Legion of the Eagle'. The children been immersed in Roman life: exploring what they wore, ate and fought. They will enjoy  re-enacting the battle strategy used by the Romans against Boudicca and her army. The outcome of this project is to write their own creative story set in Roman Britain.


Forces and Weapons


Our final project in the Autumn term will be a science and DT project, with a focus on forces and magnets. They will explore forces and the effect of magnetism through a variety of investigations. Linking to our previous project, the children will then apply what they have learnt to design and create a catapult. 



General Information



We usually have PE on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons so your child will need to have correct PE kit with them on these days. We do however sometimes do extra PE lessons on top of these so it is advisable that your child has a PE kit with them in school every day.

Please ensure that your child has a complete change of clothes for PE, including t-shirt and shorts, plus jogging bottoms/leggings for when we do PE outside. Your child will also need appropriate footwear for playing sport outdoors - trainers are recommended. 



Reading is an essential skill for children to develop and we aim to encourage our children to read for pleasure. Your child will have the opportunity to read in school each day, and will do some reading in a small group with a teacher each week. They may also have the opportunity to read on a 1:1 basis with a teacher or TA if possible.


Please could you support us with developing a love of reading by reading with your child at home as often as possible. We expect children in Year  3 to read every night at home, and with an adult at home at least 3 times a week. Your child has a planner which they use to record any reading they do each day, both in school and at home. We would appreciate if you could record in the planner each time you read with your child. 


The planner is also signed weekly by the class teacher, parent and child to monitor reading. 

Thank you for your on-going support with this. 



Your child will be set homework each week on a Friday, due in the following Friday. This will usually be a piece of maths homework related to their curricular target.

In addition to this, your child will also receive a spelling list each week to learn at home. They will be tested on these words the following Friday.