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Class Teacher - Mr R. Dickinson

Class Teacher - Mrs B. Wynne (Fridays)

Teaching Assistant - Mrs N.Whitehead

Welcome to Class 3D

Welcome to year 3 and the start of juniors. We have got many exciting activities planned for this term and both Mr Dickinson and Mrs Cooper cannot wait to begin.

Our creative curriculum topic this term is the Stone Age and we will be exploring many different areas. We will be creating our own cave paintings, thinking carefully about the materials the Stone Age people would have had to use. We shall be investigating their houses, clothes and food as well as taking a closer look at the mighty Stonehenge. Throughout the topic, we will be creating models, art work and music. Watch out – we may be turning into Stone Age children by the end of the topic.

Man with Fire

In English this term, we are looking at the text Stone Age Boy. We are exploring the main characters in the story and thinking carefully about how they feel at different parts of the story. We will also be creating our own versions of the story. During the term, we will also be looking at grammar and punctuation areas of the curriculum as well as keeping an eye on our handwriting skills – making sure we are presenting our writing neatly.

In Maths, we will be mainly concentrating on number aspects of the curriculum – starting with place value elements such as recognising values of digits, writing numbers in words and ordering numbers to 1000 before moving onto addition and subtraction.

Our first RE topic this term is called Homes and Family. We will be exploring our own homes and thinking about how we should treat others not just in our own family but the wider community. We will then move onto baptism, looking at the main symbols and giving reasons for these. Finally, we will be looking at Advent and Christmas.

In Science, children will answer the question – What rocks did the Flintstones use for the wheels of their car? In answering this children will learn how rocks are formed, be able to group them on their characteristics, name their uses and know the 3 main types of rocks. They will describe in simple terms how fossils are formed and know how soils are made.  

Our PPA sessions this year will be covered by 780 coaching and Miss Emma. 780 coaching we will be covering our PE and sport elements of the curriculum. Miss Emma will be running a mixed programme of dance and singing. 


Mathletics - 1000 points weekly. Checked on a Monday

Reading - Reading books changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday only. Children should complete comprehension book before changing reading book. At least 3 read a week - checked on a Friday.

Spellings - Spellings tested on a Thursday and handed out on a Friday  

English/Maths Homework - Given out on a Friday and handed in on a Tuesday.