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Church of England Primary School

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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


Mrs Adams is the Year 3 class teacher.

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 will we learn in Term 1?


Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores. Year 3’s topic fr term 1 is ‘Traders and Raiders!’ Sail back to the dark ages, where the battles were rife and fear reigned. Pupils will find out about the lives of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. They will also learn about the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia-never before had so much terror swept the land. Pupils and parents, are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages…?


Pupils will be provided with an ideas for homework page. This should provide inspiration for pupils’ homework projects this half term. Ideas include; making Anglo-Saxon bread or Viking flatbread;designing an Anglo-Saxon coin; writing a message in the runic alphabet or finding out about real treasure such as the hoard discovered at Sutton Hoo.

What does our day look like


Click on link below for an example of our timetable. 


Our timetable is fairly fluid with our afternoon lessons, such as art, science and topic, moving to match the curriculum and ensure coverage.

Year 3 letters to parents

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

What are our homework expectations?


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.  The children are now using Accelerated Reader in school and will be asked to take a quiz on each book when they have finished it.


We will be holding a Spelling Bee in class 3 at the end of term 2.  We will be looking at different spelling rules and practising different spellings for each rule.

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.