Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand

Year 3


Term 5

We hope that you've had a great Easter break. This term is all about healthy lifestyles.  In science, we shall be learning about the different food groups and how to eat a balanced diet.  DT links with our science as we shall be designing and making our own pasties.  For English, we are reading play scripts and we shall be performing a scene from The Twits later in the term. Our reading book is Treasure Island and in maths we are learning about fractions and time.  In geography, we will be learning about rivers. In music, we will be learning to play the recorder. A letter will follow shortly with details of how to purchase your own recorder if you so wish. 


PE is Wednesdays and Fridays for both classes with an extra hour for Chaffinch class on a Thursday.  The children shall need trainers if possible as we are out on the field for all sessions doing athletics and rounders.

Home Learning Activities for Term 5

Term 4

We have some exciting learning ahead of us this term! In maths, we are learning about money, pictograms and length and perimeter of shape. Our English work is linked to our topic work about Ancient Egyptians. Science this term is all about muscles and bones.

The homework grid appears below. We will be setting MyMaths and reading and spelling arrangements will remain the same.

PE is the same days - Wednesdays are Hockey and Fridays are Health Related Fitness.

Term 3


We have an action-packed Term 3 ahead of us! In English we have been looking at different styles and forms of poetry. In the last couple of weeks we have been researching the life of Mary Anning and written our own biographies. We are now working on features of newspaper articles.


In Maths, we have continued to focus on multiplication and division using the 3,4 and 8 times tables. Recently we have been using the short multiplication method to multiply two digits by one digit and in the next two weeks we will be doing dividing 2 digits by one digit.


In Science we are learning all about Rocks, Soils and Fossils. So far we have learnt about different types of rock and found out about the softness and hardness of them. 


In History we are learning about the Stone Age to the Iron Age period of time in Britain. We have learned about early hominids and prehistoric creatures they lived alongside and early settlements. We will now be looking at Neolithic Burials, how Stonehenge was built and advances in technology such as using metal.


PE is taking place on Wednesday when your child will be playing tag rugby so will need to bring in the appropriate clothing and footwear. On Fridays we are dancing to different music from different cultures so will require an indoor PE kit.

Home Learning for Term 3.


Alongside regular reading, spelling and times table practice we have set some activities on Purple Mash and My Maths. An additional activity will be to research fossilised remains found in the UK, The children could find out the name of the species, when it lived, what Britain was like when it was alive and any other interesting facts. This could be presented in any form that the children wish such as a poster, leaflet etc.


TERMS 1 & 2

Welcome to Year 3 and the first year of Juniors.  We have an exciting year ahead of us with lots of engaging topics which we know your children are going to love! Coming up in Term 1 and Term 2 we will be studying oceans across the world.


In English this term, we will be honing our descriptive writing skills, looking at cross - curricular texts and creating our own pieces of writing painting with words. In our reading sessions, we are practising our reciprocal reading skills using a fascinating picture book without words. In Maths, we are learning all about numbers up to 1000.


 Home Learning

We have pieces of home learning this term which we strongly advise children complete as it will support their work in class.


  • Reading - 20 minutes 5 times a week. 


  • Spellings - we shall be sending home spelling homework weekly. We will practice these in class throughout the year but will also encourage them to look at them at home too using Purple mash - logins shall be issued in due course. 


  • Times Tables - children will learn their times tables at their own pace, beginning with 2, 5 and 10s.  There will be a weekly quiz on a Friday to check their progress. There are a variety of ways children can learn their times tables facts including online games, music CDs, repetition and mini-quizzes, workbooks and posters.  The children will be able to use Times Table Rock Stars at home to practise their times tables.  More details to follow.


  • MyMaths - work is set which links to class work.  Login to see the tasks.


  • Topic Home Learning - we have provided a variety of suggestions of fun and interesting activities that the children should try to complete independently, linking with our learning in class.








    Please ensure that your child has a PE and a games kit in school.  For PE, the children need shorts, a T-shirt, plimsolls and possibly a pair of socks if they are wearing tights.  For games, they need a T-shirt, tracksuit bottoms or similar and a long sleeved top like a fleece or a sweatshirt.  Old Trainers are better for games as they shall be outside and again socks will be useful if they are wearing tights. Long hair must be tied back and earrings removed or taped.