REQM Silver Award

The new year in school means a new topic. We are going to explore Spain as cyclists taking part in La Vuelta. During this race through Spain, we will focus on learning about Andalucia, Valencia and the Cantabrian mountains. Tapas will feature highly in the journey to discover more about the Spain's food, drink and farming. Children are going to invent their own tapas using Spanish style ingredients after tasting a variety of foods to see which they enjoy the most. During mapwork, the children will appreciate the diversity in this country's landscape and how it is optimised to provide food for export too. 

This term we will also read 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes as a class book. The children love this story as it provides many opportunities for exciting writing and discussion.

I would be most appreciative if the children could bring anything of interest connected with Spain to school e.g. books, maps, leaflets, Spanish dolls, Spanish themed storybooks etc.

Mrs Churms is the teacher in Year 3.  She is supported in class by Miss Dickin.




Already the children in Class 3 have been very excited by our new topic - Roman Britain. Over the next few months we will be looking at why the Romans invaded England and why they were so good at invading and taking control of so many countries. Through dance and drama the children are going to experience what it was like marching in a legion, and understand the commands shouted out in Latin! Already the children have made mosaic tiles and now know how tedious it would have been laying each individual tesserae to cover a large floor. We are later going to learn about Boudicca the Queen of the Iceni and how determined she was to stop the invasion. The children will also look at how ingenious the Romans were by exploring aqueducts, underground heating and roads.


On October 16th Class 3 are going to spend the day as Romans at our local Piddington Villa Museum. As well as cooking and learning about what Romans enjoyed to eat, the children will also investigate cures for illness, some of which are very strange! During the day they will have a chance to be real archaeologists too, will a Roman treasure be found?




Respecting yourself as well as others


Show forgiveness to all, including yourself


Trusting in God and in each other


Faith and hope in God, yourself and each other


Being generous, caring and loyal friends