Year 3 Spring Half Term 1

Topic: The Romans


This term we will be learning formal written methods for multiplication and division. For multiplication in Year 3 we use the grid method and for division we use the short method.

For the last part of the half term we will be learning about measurement in a variety of different ways and solve problems using this knowledge.

All year we will be focusing on learning our times tables from the 2, 5 and 10 ‘s up to the 3, 4 and 8’s. We will learn these through song, rhyme and good old fashioned chanting! This term our focus will be on the 8’s and related division facts for all of the times tables we know.


This year we will be basing our Literacy around the class text, which will relate to or topic. The first text, which will also be used for Guided Reading, is Escape from Pompeii. This retells the eruption that buried Pompeii through the eyes of a child. We will be exploring character and setting descriptions as well as diary and story writing. Our second text this half term is a non-fiction text called Meet the ancient Romans. Through this we will explore non-fiction writing.  

Art and Design:

This term we will be using our Topic work to inspire our art work. We will create Roman shields so we can take part in a Roman army march, design and create mosaics as well as designing our ow Gods and Goddesses.


We will be exploring animals including humans this term. We will learn all about nutrition, skeletons and their purposes as well as muscles.

Physical Education:

This term PE will be taken by Go Active and the children will learn a variety of different skills and games. This will be on a Wednesday afternoon and you should ensure that children have a full PE kit in school on this day.