Cherry Class Year 3

Welcome to Cherry Class from Miss Weygang 

Our theme this term is ...  

Romans on the Rampage


During the Summer Term, Cherry Class will be focusing on the new theme ‘Romans on a Rampage’ with the history of Romans as the driver. As a class we will discover new information about the history of the Romans from their origins through to their life in Britain. The children will use this knowledge to make Roman Coins including Roman Numerals, Roman Mosaics and a clay Volcanoes! To Spark engagement in the Classroom, we will use our ‘Curiosity Corner’ to reveal Roman themed objects and ask curious questions about them, to discover and build upon our knowledge. So far, we have already discovered our new class book ‘Romans on a Rampage’ by the author Jeremy Strong. We cannot wait discover more this Summer term. 


Our Classroom:
For an overview of our learning this term, please read the parent overview below:
Things to remember:
  • PE days this term are Tuesday and Friday, although this is weather dependent and, therefore, could change each week so it is advisable to have PE kits in school every day. We are doing athletics, dance and yoga this term.
  • Swimming will be in Term 6 (admin will provide you with dates at a later date), please ensure your child has a swimming kit and towel on these days. 
  • Reading planners need to be in school every day, along with reading books.
  • As part of your homework, you need to be reading at least 3x each week and recording this into your reading planner. This will be checked by an adult.
  • Alongside your reading, you need to be accessing TTRS at least once a week to help you practise your times tables. To access TTRS, please see the below link. 
  • There will also be theme homework set at the start of the term, with the expectation for you to complete at least 10 pieces by the end of the big term. 
Our Romans on the Rampage theme homework this term:
To support our theme, we will be reading ‘Romans on a Rampage’ by Jeremy Strong. This book features a Roman boy by called Perilus, who loves chariot racing and dreams of one day riding in the Circus Maximus himself. Perilus’s hero is the charioteer Scorcha. One day Scorcha goes missing and Perlius suddenly discovers his dream is coming true sooner than he’d imagined! We will be unpicking this text in our reading sessions, where we will complete written tasks using our VIPERS skills.
Later in the term, we will also be reading ‘Escape to Pompeii’ by Christina Balit. This narratibe is about the destruction of Pompeii seen through the eyes of Tranio, an actor’s son, and his friend Livia, the baker’s daughter. Danger is everywhere in Pompeii when the volcano erupts. What happened? Why did it erupt? Will Tranio and Livia escape Pompeii?