East Acton Primary School "Growing Together"

Year 3 – Cherry

Welcome to the Year 3 Class Page.  You will find some links and information below to inform you about what your child has been learning and also some resources that children can use to reinforce their learning at home.
In Spring 1 we are learning about the Vikings for History and Rocks and Soils in Science. This term we have home learning projects to complete. 

On Friday 18th October 2019, Cherry Class went to Gunnersbury Park Museum to look at the museum and take part in a Roman workshop.

During the day, we got to dress up as actors and read a scene from a play, play with different toys from the past and dress up in clothing from the 19th and 20th centuries. In the afternoon, we participated in a Roman workshop. We got to see artefacts from Roman times, and dress up as Roman soldiers and slaves. During the workshop, children acted in the roles of Roman slaves and their masters. The workshop finished with children working together to act the Roman soldiers preparing to battle and forming the turtle formation with their shields.

On Wednesday 9th October 2019, Cherry class had a Roman day. We came to school dressed as Roman citizens. The day linked to our History topic.

During the day we

  • Examined  Roman artefacts
  • Used our reading skills by retrieving answers to answer a Roman quiz
  • Used our Maths skills to practise understanding Roman numerals by playing a Roman game.
  • Examined the arms and armour used by Roman soldiers
  • Re-enacted Boudicca’s revolt
  • Completed a battle drill as a Roman soldier
  • Experienced what life was like for a Gladiator during the Roman times

Year 3 have been learning about Friction

Friction is a force between two surfaces that are sliding, or trying to slide, across each other. For example, when you try to push a book along the floor, friction makes this difficult.  Click the link below to find out more about this topic.

Year 3 are Learning About the Romans

The Romans left their mark all over Britain. They gave us new towns, plants, animals, a new religion and ways of reading and counting. Even the word ‘Britain’ came from the Romans.  Click the link to find out more.


In English, we have been reading the text 'The Village that Vanished' and have been writing diary entries from Njemile and Abikanile's points of view.



We were visited by the Book Bus today and Year 3 enjoyed the opportunity to browse, make new book discoveries and discuss the books they bought. 

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