Welcome to Willow Class!

Year 3


Class Teachers: Mrs Knighton and Miss Batool (Thursday)

Support Staff: Mrs Ley

Summer Term 2


This term we are reading Grandpa Chatterji, a story about a brother and sister who have a very intersting Grandpa. When they hear that Grandpa Chatterji is coming to stay with them, they try to imagine what he will be like. Will he be stern like their other grandpa? Will he be neat and tidy? They could never have imagined the Grandpa who arrives. He wears a dhoti, stands on his head and makes the most delicious pakoras. And when they go to visit him in India, they meet more of their wonderful, vibrant family.  

We are going to use this story to write clear, concise character descriptions as well as setting descriptions.  We will then put these character and setting descriptions into some story writing of our own.



We're starting off this half term by finishing off our unit on length. We will be finding the perimeters of shapes and calculating with mm, cm and m.

Our second unit this half term will be fractions.  We will make a whole withe unit and non-unit fractions, explore tenths as fractions and understand fractions as numbers, before calculating fractions of sets of objects.  



Our Topic for this term is Our Roots. We are going to learn all about Denholme and what it was like in the past, and why it has changed. We will study maps and think about landuse in Denholme, before making predictions about Denholme's future!  We will write an information text about our wonderful village.




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 that your child has their full P.E. kit on both Wednesday and Thursday



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 BugClub which will be updated weekly.  You can support your child by helping them answers questions about the books.