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Year 3

Year 3

Our emails are:


Mr Jacks: robin.jacks@widden.gloucs.sch.uk

Miss Judge: naomi.judge@widden.gloucs.sch.uk

Term 3

When in Rome!

This term our topic is Ancient Rome. In History the children will be learning all about the different periods of Ancient Roman history, how we can use artefacts and stories to find out about Ancient Rome, daily life in Ancient Rome and the incredible legacy the Romans left for the world. See the Knowledge Organiser below for all the things that children will be learning.


Our book for this term is Roman Diary - The Journal Of Iliona Young Slave by Richard Platt.

Our Trip to London - December 2022



P.E is now two days a week for both classes: on Monday (Gymnastics) and Friday (Yoga).


Children should wear P.E. kit (white t-shirt and black tracksuit or leggings), green jumper if it is cold) on PE days. 


Children should also bring a water bottle to school so that they do not have to leave a lesson when they get thirsty.


Children will be provided with weekly homework. This may include maths based activities, writing activities and/or other activities relating to the curriculum. Home reading books are also being sent home. Please return these as soon as they have been read (alongside a comment on their home reading record) so that a new book can be given out. It is expected that parents or carers will read with their children at least 3 times a week for 10 minutes or more.

Year 3 Red Bus Book Challenge


Below is the Year 3 book Red Bus challenge. We'd love to see the children each read as many of these as they can during the year- this is a challenge and there will be prizes for those who read the most! Many of them are quite quick reads and are full of colourful pictures, so are ideal if your child finds reading a struggle. There are also some longer books for faster readers. The books have been carefully chosen because we love them, and we are sure the children will too!

All books are available in school but due to having limited numbers of some we do ask that any which are borrowed are returned quickly. We also encourage all home books to be returned on a daily basis so that we can keep a record of how much your child is reading at home. Any reading you can do with them really does help them so much.

Other information:

Please ensure that children do not bring unnecessary items to school. Ideally, children should only bring the following items to school: 


Fruit or vegetable for healthy snack at play time

Lunch box 

Water bottle

Home reading book


If you need to contact either Year 3 teachers and are unable to for any reason, please use the following emails:


Mr Jacks: robin.jacks@widden.gloucs.sch.uk

Miss Judge: naomi.judge@widden.gloucs.sch.uk

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