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Year 3

Juniper Class: Mr N Blake (nblake@wps.org.uk)

Silver Birch Class: Miss N Mahmud (nmahmud@wps.org.uk

End of Year Expectations for Year 3 can be found  here.

A glossary of terms used in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar in Primary Schools can be found here.

Autumn 1

Heroes and Villains

Martin Luther, Joan of Arc, Rosa Parks or Amy Johnson? Someone from your family or the local fire fighters? There are many heroes and heroines, but who do you admire the most?

Learn and sing songs about the infamous villains, Bonnie and Clyde and Cruella De Vil. Clap out a rhythm and get to a beat. Write a riddle, a comic strip and change a traditional tale, develop dialogue and character and a biographical article. How does it feel to do good things and bad? Which feels best and why? Can you do a good deed that changes the world?

Homework and spellings for this half term can be found here.

Autumn 2


Tuck in and enjoy a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalizing treats!  Work up an appetite with delicious stories about food, have fun with a vegetable orchestra or become a fruity sculptor.

Find exciting recipes to read – write your own too. Then get busy in the kitchen making tasty dishes from across the world and discover how good food helps you grow fit and strong.

And here is food for thought – if you are what you eat… what does that make you?

Homework and spellings for this half term can be found  here. 

Spring 1


Overwhelming and mighty, Mother Nature’s awesome energies hiss and roar deep within the Earth. Plates collide, spewing lava. Rocks rain down and mud slides in torrents. Towns and cities vanish under ashen clouds.

Discover the dangerous and ferocious world of natural disasters and glimpse their savage and deadly effects. Visit the ancient city of historic Pompeii, frozen in time, then create your own blistering explosions!

Watch out! Volcanologists detect formidable rumblings from an extinct volcano in Scotland’s capital. Red Alert! What would you do?

Homework and spellings for this half term can be found here.

Spring 2

Mighty Metals

You’re an engineer, a scientist, a maker of men (iron men, of course!) Explore the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials… Expand your mind as you test and trial, build and move.

Which force is at play as you slide down a slide or swing on a swing? Can you explain why magnets repel and attract? Can you make a penny look shiny and new or build a steel band from pots and pans? If you were a metal which on would you be? Gold, a shimmering, precious and costly mineral? Or steel, that strong and useful alloy?

Maybe you’re iron, malleable and easy to shape, but ready to rust! Maybe you’re not a metal at all – but a force to be reckoned with!

Homework and spellings for this half term can be found here.

Summer 1


It’s time to walk on the wild side! Find out who’s coming to visit… is it a bug munching lizard or an eagle-eyed bird of prey? Whatever it is, do you think you can handle it?

Learn about creepy crocs or amazing alligators, deadly bugs or voracious fly traps. Be inspired to write an information leaflet all about your favourite predator or compose a poem about a predator or its prey.

Feeling peckish? Let’s jump aboard the food chain!

Homework and spellings for this half term can be found here.

Summer 2

Gods and Mortals

From nothingness came chaos, from chaos came air and water, from air and water came life! Then, rising majestically from the darkness, came Gaia, Mother Earth, a beacon of warmth and light.

Discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis and Zeus reign almighty from Mount Olympus, watching mere mortals on dusty Athenian street.

Which God are you most like?