Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand

Year 3


Term 2 Curriculum Overview.

Term 2 Home Learning Activities


TERMS 1 & 2 2022

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 rivers, oceans across the world and the water cycle.


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.

Our science topic is all about light and we are learning about digital devices in computing.


 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 -  ideally 15 -20 minutes 5 times a week with some book discussion. 


  • 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.


  • 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.






    PE or games kits are to be worn into school on PE days.


    Chaffinch Class - Invasion games on Monday (Games Kit) and Yoga on Thursday (PE kit)

    Blackbirds Class - Invasion games on Monday (Games Kit) and Yoga on Wednesday (PE kit)


    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.