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Little Leigh Primary School

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Welcome to the Spring Term in Class Three

A very warm welcome to the Year three class page!

After the most fantastic first term, both the children and I are looking forward to getting our teeth into a new topic. It has been an absolute delight teaching your children and their enviable eagerness to learn!

We will update the webpage regularly with pictures and examples of our amazing creations for you to see. 

Miss Hawksworth



In English, we will be looking at myths, focusing upon Romulus and Remus. We will also be looking at two non-fiction genres, writing newspaper reports about Boudicca's defeat as well as creating explanation texts about Volcanoes.

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Our author this term is... Anne Fine


5 facts about Anne Fine:

  1. Anne Fine's greatest wish is that she could sing.
  2. Her favourite author as a child was Enid Blyton.
  3. She always writes in a soft pencil as it is easy to rub out.
  4. She has a huge, hairy dog as a pet.
  5. Her worst habit is chewing her nails.

Click on the link below to practise your mental maths skills at home!


In maths, we will be learning about perimeter, using this within the context of measuring roman baths and villas. We will also be focusing upon the four key calculations, looking at the associated written methods linked to these. We will then develop this learning so that the children are able to decide the most appropriate method to use according to the calculation given. 

This term in our foundation lessons, we will explore life in Pompeii now and during the time of the Romans. We will explore Roman inventions and the impact they have upon our lives today! 

In Science, we will be looking at 'Rocks.' This links brilliantly to our class topic with Mount Vesuvius being situated in Pompeii. The children will be investigating natural and man-made rocks, identifying their properties and uses within everyday life. This learning will develop into understanding the formation of fossils, soil and how volcanoes are formed and erupt.

Our French learning this term will have a geographical theme to it. Primarily, we will look at amenities around the town. Later, moving further afield, learning country names and short phrases associated to this learning.

In our coding lessons, the children will learn how to write algorithms, debugging these when they do not function correctly. This will link to our mathematic learning around position and movement too!

In Art, we will be researching the famous artist Leonardo Da Vinci and his infamous artwork: Mona Lisa. Using his style as inspiration, we will create our own portraits. 

In Design Technology, the children will be designing and creating their own Roman shields, with which they will work together to recreate Roman battle formations!


Children should have an indoor and outdoor kit.  Long hair should be tied back and any jewellery should be removed.  Plasters need to be applied over earrings that cannot be removed.

The focus this half term will be hockey, working on the children's ball control skills. PE lessons will take place on a Thursday and Friday.

Please ensure that school kits are brought in on a Monday and they will return home on a Friday.


Guided reading sessions take place with me once or twice a week.  During this session, we focus on reading skills linked in with our assessment focus. Children will then have follow on activities focusing on their understanding and interpretation of the text.  Other guided reading sessions include SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) activities.

Reading diaries are to be brought in each day for me to check. If your child has read and had their record signed they will receive a raffle ticket as a reward. I do strongly recommend that they read a minimum of three times a week.

It is vital that your child reads regularly and I ask that you listen to your child read as much as possible at home.  Please feel free to chat to me about any issues you may have about your child's reading or book choices.


In Class 3, homework is set as follows:

Maths: each fornight and this will usually consolidate the maths learnt that week.

Literacy: fortnightly and alternate weeks to maths.

Spellings: sent home weekly to be learnt in preparation for a weekly test.

Learning Logs: these are generally sent home half termly; the children have longer to complete these as I know how much time and creativity they like to spend on them.

Times Tables: the focus on multiplication tables in Year 3 is the 3, 4, 6 and 8 times tables.  I cannot stress the importance of multiplication tables enough so lots of practice, songs, tests at home are really appreciated.  Please feel free to see me if your require any help or advice with ideas to make learning them fun!

All homework should be handed in by the date given unless otherwise agreed. 

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