Welcome to Willow Class!

Year 3



Class Teacher: Miss Batool

Support Staff: Miss Wood 

Spring Term 1

Our Topic for this half term is

I'm an Explorer, Get me out of here!


This term in English we will be reading Fintan Fedora, the world's Worst Explorer, an adventure story set deep in the Brazilian Jungle. We will focus on writing our very own adventure story, using sections from the book to help us. We will be using speech punctuation to write conversations between different characters as well as humour to ensure our adventure stories are hilarious. 



We're starting off this half term by continuing to develop our knowledge on multiplication and division by learning the multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times table. 

We will continue to learn the formal method for multiplication. 

We will also be continuing with our school wide push towards increasing times tables fluency so please encourage your child to work on their Key Instant Recall Facts as often as possible. 



Our Topic for this term is I'm an Explorer, Get me out of here! In this topic we will be learning about the Polar Regions. We will study the work of explorer Ernest Shackleton and his expedition to Antarctica with his crew and ship called Endurance. We will use atlases to locate the Arctic and Antarctica and the surrounding places and seas. 


 Our Science topic for this term is Animals including Humans. We will be learning about different types of food and nutrients and the importance of a healthy and balanced diet. We will learn about the human body and the functions of different parts. We will also study animals diets and habitats. 


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

 Please ensure your child has indoor pumps as well an outdoor PE kit which is clearly labelled. 



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. They will be sent home on Monday to be tested the following Monday.


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 Timestable Rockstars, Spelling Shed and Education City in the front of their planners.  You can support your child by helping them answers questions about the books.