Wrenshot Lane
WA16 6NW


High Legh Primary School

 Class 3's Topic Page

Summer Term - Topic 4

Our new topic is...

The Romans

We will be starting our exciting new topic with a trip to the Roman city of CHESTER where we will be Roman soldiers for the day!

We will understand:

  • the key dates of the Roman Empire and be able to place them on a timeline
  • understand why Emperor Claudius and the Romans chose to invade Britain
  • find out why the Romans almost lost control of Britain (war with Boudica)
  • understand the significance of Hadrian's wall 
  • find out how we know so much about the towns the Romans built in Britain and why they chose these locations
  • understand how the Roman invasion changed Britain


Children will be given the opportunity to change their reading books as and when they need to. Please make sure they have their reading books and diaries in their bags everyday, so they can be ready to change their book or be read with. 

Group reading will be carried our as a whole class reading session three times a week. 

We will read a book together in class each term and the children will also get an opportunity to enjoy reading independently in class. 

Our class book is:

The Secret of Platform 13

by Eva Ibbotson


This term our writing will be based on the book 'Fox' by by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks.

We will be writing a fable narrative and an information report. 



This half term we will be covering time, shape, mass and capacity.

To help develop children's fluency in mathematics, we also ask each child to learn Key Instant Recall Facts each half term. We expect children to practise their KIRFs as part of their homework. 

Please work on the KIRFs for Summer 2 which can be found below. 

 Year 3 KIRFs.pptxDownload
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Our P.E days for weeks 1, 2 and 3 will be Tuesday and Friday. From week 4  until the end of the term P.E will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Please ensure that children come to school in their P.E kit on these days. This half term, the children will be developing their handball, dodgeball and rugby skills.


Homework is set every Friday and should be completed by the following Monday. This will include:

  • A weekly assignment on spelling shed.
  • A task linked to our current topic in their homework books.

Additonal weekly homework:

  • Completing a nugget on Century Tech from their recommended pathway.
  • Reading at least three times a week.
  • Regular times table practice - at least 20 minutes per week.

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Children's log in details can be found in their homework books.

Year 3/4 statutory spellings: