Horndon-on-the-Hill C. of E. Primary School

Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Courage • Thoughtfulness

Class 3


Year 3, Horndon-on-the-Hill C. Of E. Primary School

Class Teacher: Miss Coleman, Learning Assistant: Miss Tiley.

Dear Parents,

Welcome back to the new school year. I hope you had a restful and enjoyable summer holidays. The children have settled into year 3 brilliantly and are looking forward to year ahead. I am writing to inform you about learning this term.


We will be looking at the following writing styles: narrative – adventure stories; non-fiction – explanations and poetry – limerick.

Literacy skills will also be taught through other areas of the curriculum.

Guided reading

During whole class reading, the class will be reading the book The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. They will all have a chance to read and will have a range of tasks to complete. We will also be having guided reading sessions where the children will read to an adult and have a set of tasks to complete. They can change their library week over the course of the week and they will continue to have access to e-books via the Reading Cloud.


This term, we will be covering units named: All about numbers, mental and written calculation, ways to multiply and divide, angles and shapes and number and place value


The children will learning about forces and magnets, finding out about: different forces and how these affect our lives, magnets, what is attracted to magnets and how these link together. The children will be giving the chance to work scientifically.  .


The children will be taught the unit Our view from the international space station. We will also be looking at Why does our world rumble.


The pupils will be exploring What it means to be a Christian in Britain today.


The children will be swimming each Friday morning with another P.E. session on a Wednesday afternoon.  The children will be focusing on invasion games and gymnastics.  Children must not wear earrings and must have their hair tied back if it is long.


The children will learn how to: say hello and goodbye, asking how they are, numbers 1-10 and asking names. Also, they will be learning how to say classroom objects, colours, their age and classroom instructions


We will be focusing on the artist Van Gogh. We will be exploring his work and looking at how to replicate his techniques in our own work.


The children will exploring the song Let your spirit fly and also how to play the glockenspiel.


We will be looking at an introduction to the web and coding. We will also learn about Internet safety.


Homework is set on a Friday and is due the following Wednesday.  Please read at home regularly with your child at least three times a week.