Welcome to Willow Class!

Year 3


Class Teacher: Miss Wrightson

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Ley

Welcome back everybody!

I hope you have all had a lovely holiday and are ready for our busy term.


Spellings 17.11.17

wear, they’re, their, break, brake, where, there, century.


This term we are reading an exciting adventure story The Firework Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman! It focuses on a girl who loves fireworks and wants to become a firework maker. We will continue to develop our use of paragraphs, prepositions and inverted commas. Whilst continuing to learn new grammatical skills such as subordinate clauses.


We are starting this half term by developing our addition and subtraction knowledge. We are learning to use the column addition and subtraction methods working our way up to using 3 digit numbers. Using our knowledge to solve word problems and to begin to use bar and block. After that, we will be moving on to multiplication where we will continue to learn our times tables!



We are travelling back in time to visit the Romans! We will find out all about how they conquered Britain, lived, ate and what they wore. This is also an exciting time to think about what the Roman's did for us! Finding out how it is similar and different from today.


Our Science topic is humans and animals. We will learn about what makes up a healthy diet and the different food groups. We will also learn about the importance of exercise and what we need to do to keep healthy. We will also continue to learn about our body. Looking at what is inside, the functions of skeletons and muscles. 



This half term is a range of different ball games. Our P.E. days are Thursday and Friday.  We will be doing P.E. inside and outside this half term.

 Please ensure that your child has their full P.E. kit on both Thursday and Friday.



Homework will be topic based again this term and your child will be given 2-3 weeks to complete their project.  If you require any extra resources for their homework, please ask.


Please check planners for weekly spellings.

How can you help your child at home?

Your child should have a copy of their Maths Passports.  These passports are an indication of the mental maths facts your child is expected to know.  We will have time in class to work on these too. 

Please read with your child as often as possible.  Ask questions about the plot, characters and what they  think will happen.  Your child should also have a card with their username and password for access to BugClub which will be updated weekly.  You can support your child by helping them answers questions about the books.