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

Respect • Responsibility • Honesty • Courage • Thoughtfulness

Class 3


Class 3 Curriculum Evening

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

Class Teacher: Miss Coleman, Learning Assistant: Mrs Phillipps.

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year! Hope you had a restful and enjoyable Christmas holiday. Our theme this term will be Rocks.


We will be looking at the following writing styles: narrative – fables; non-fiction – persuasive letters and poetry – haiku.

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

Guided reading

Each week, 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: addition and subtraction, writing and using fractions, using multiplication and division facts, exploring lines and turns and using number and place value.


The children will learning about rocks, finding out about: compare and group rocks based on their properties, describe how fossils are made and recognise that soil is made from organic material. The children will be giving the chance to work scientifically.


The children will be taught the unit Where and why does the world rumble along with the history topic The Stone age.


The pupils will be exploring what different people believe about God focusing on Christianity and Islam. They will also be look at why festivals are important to religious communities.


The children will be swimming each Friday morning with another P.E. session on a Monday afternoon.  The children will be doing dance and indoor athletics.  Children must not wear earrings and must have their hair tied back if it is long.


The children will learn 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


The children will be exploring food this term and how to make a healthy lunch.


The children will exploring the the glockenspiel and the dragon song.


We will be continuing to look at web safety. We will also look at photo manipulation, data handling and repeating patterns.


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.