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 an enjoyable Easter Holidays. The children have settled back into year 3 brilliantly and are looking forward to the final term. I am writing to inform you about learning this term.

Our topic this term is Urban Pioneers and Scrumdidiliumptious!


We will be looking at the following writing styles: narrative – playscripts; non-fiction – newspaper reports and poetry – a .

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 fractions, time, properties of shape and mass and capacity.


The children will learning all about light during our Urban Pioneers topic and Nutrition during scrumdidiliumptious. We will also be visiting Pizza Express to support our work on nutrition. The children will be giving the chance to work scientifically.  .


The children will complete a local study in History and will compare our town to a town in a different country. We will also be looking at fair trade and food miles and significant individuals.


The pupils will be exploring Why do people pray and Why is the bible important to Christians.


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


The children will be looking at graffiti and street art in different formats. They will also have the chance to create their own. We will also look at sculpture. In DT we will be looking at cooking and nutrition.


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


The children will exploring the Dragon song and bringing us together.


We will be looking at an introduction to 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.