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Year 3 - Willow Class

Welcome to Year 3 - Willow Class!


Who are the staff in Willow Class?


The Class 3 Team


Miss Jermy and Mrs Palmer are the Year 3 class teachers


Miss Knaves is our Learning Support Assistant


What does the curriculum look like?


Please click on the link below for an overview of our curriculum.

What does our day look like


Click on link below for our timetable

In Term 6 our topic is Predator!

It's time to take a walk on the wild side... We will be investigating predators and prey, including the voracious Venus fly trap! We will then use what we find out to create the ultimate predator.  What incredible species can you imagine?


Please click below for our Term 6 newsletter and homework for the term.

In Term 5 our topic was I am a Warrior!

I am a warrior! I am strong, brave and powerful. Meet me in battle. Draw your sword, wield your axe and challenge me if you dare! Invade and attack, Romans versus the Celts, the fight is on...


Please click and below for our Term 5 newsletter 


What are our homework expectations

Please click below to find homework for term 5 - I am a Warrior

In Term 4 our topic was Tribal Tales 


Take a moment to step outside and stand quietly and still. Turn off all your technology and try to forget the modern world. Imagine this place 5000 years ago. What would you have seen?


Learn how the people of Britain developed over thousand of years, from the Stone Age to the Roman invasion. 


Please click below for a copy of Willow Class Term 4 newsletter Feb 2018

What are our homework expectations?


Click below for a copy of our Home Learning for the term. 

In Term 3 our topic was Tremors


Tremors. 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 the ashen clouds. 


Discover the dangerous and ferocious world of natural disasters, and glimpse their savage and deadly effects. Visit the ancient city of history Pompeii, frozen in time, then create your own blistering explosions from model volcanoes that fire foamy lava. Discover the properties of rocks shaped by the Earth’s breathtaking power. 


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


Please click below for a copy of Willow Class Term 3 Newsletter.

What are our homework expectations?


Please click below for Term 3 homework.

In Term 2 our topic was Urban Pioneers


Hop on a bus and take a trip downtown where the lights are bright, and every street has a story to tell. 


Explore with fresh eyes the art of the city, then capture a moment in time – perhaps a reflection on a building or a shadow passing by. Make a map of your home town and find out how things have changed. Has time changed town life for the better?


Have a look at some videos of our trip to Canterbury:

The Canterbury Graffiti Gang

Spraypaint and Graffiti

What are our homework expectations?


Please click below for Term 2 homework.



Please click below for a copy of our Term 2 Newsletter

In Term 1 our topic was Mighty Metals


You’re an engineer, a scientist, a maker of me (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 a swing? Can you explain why magnets repel and attract? 


Then, meet Hogarth the Iron Man’s companion…The Iron Man wants a friend…Can you build him one? You must build him strong, sturdy and ready to rumble!


What are our homework expectations?


Please click below for a copy of term 1’s homework.

As well as our topic based homework we expect children to complete weekly My maths homework to consolidate class maths. In addition, children can complete Times Table Rock Star Challenges.


Reading continues to remain a priority and we ask that your child has the opportunity to read and / or share books with you on a daily basis.


Spelling in Year 3


At the end of term 2 Year 3 will hold a Class Spelling Bee Competition. Each week we will focus on a different spelling rule and the children will underline words on their Spelling Bee Lists to learn. 

Here are some games you can play to help you learn your spellings.

Useful websites:


How do we reward the children’s behaviour?

In Class 3 we remember to follow the 5 bees;



Be respectful

Be kind and gentle

Be careful

Be responsible

Be the best you can be


In PSHE we will been thinking about feelings and emotions and how these impact on our behaviour. We will be using The Zones of Regulation to describe and discuss our emotions. Please follow the links for more information.

Please click below to see a copy of the presentation shown during our meet the teacher workshop.

Please click below for a copy of our term 1 Newsletter.