Class 3


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

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

Dear Parents,

I hope you had a restful and exciting Christmas holiday. The children have settled back into year 3 brilliantly and are looking forward to the exciting term ahead. I am writing to inform you about learning this term.

Our topic this term is The Stone age!


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

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 Abominables by Eva Ibbotson. 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 book 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 continuing to look at multiplication and division. We will also be looking at money, statistics, length and perimeter and fractions.


The children will learning all about rocks and how they are formed. We will also look at fossils and different soils. In the second half of the term we will be looking at Plants. The children will be giving the chance to work scientifically.  .


The children will be taught all about the Stone age. We will be looking at prehistory all the way up to the start of the bronze age. We will also be taking a trip to Layer Marney tower to have a Stone age day.


The pupils will be exploring What do different people believe about God and Why are religious festivals important.


The children will be swimming each Friday morning with another P.E. session on a Wednesday afternoon. The children will be focusing on dance and indoor athletics.  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 looking at Stone age art and different ways we can create this. We will also be building Stone age houses.


The children will exploring the song Three little birds and The Dragon song.


We will be looking at an introduction to the photo manipulation, data handling and repeating patterns. We will also continue to discuss 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.