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Class 3 - Willow

Welcome to Class Three

Autumn Term 2023



We hope you have all had a restful and fun  Summer holiday and are ready for our new term,  and a new topic -  The Active Planet.

This is a geography-based topic, but with strong links to history, art, design & technology, music, literacy and reading, so will be an exciting and immersive topic for all of the children.

We will be reading  'King of the Cloud Forests' by Michael Morpurgo  and will be  learning about the Himalayas through our book study. 

We will be looking at natural disasters and their causes and affects on both  the natural and human geography of the planet. This will include discovering what happened in Pompeii through reading the text 'Escape from Pompeii.'  

We will also learn about the   

Our topic will  be enriched by a trip to   Poole's Cavern   later on in the  term (date to be confirmed.)


Another fun and busy half term ahead!!


Please be prepared for  your learning journey by making sure you have the following with you  in school:

  • Water bottle (plastic only, and just water, not juice, please)
  • PE kit - this should be a full change, including socks! Please name all items.
  • If you will be removing earrings for PE, please ensure that you bring something that you will be able to keep them safe in  (e.g: small box/tub/bag) or leave them at home.
  • Please make sure that you bring your reading book and reading record   to school every day. You are expected to read with an adult outside of school at least 3 times a week.
  • Warm / waterproof coat with a hood, suitable for cold and wet weather. In warm weather, please bring sun hats and sun cream.
  • On   Wednesday mornings, class 3 will have  Ukulele lessons from an external provider , Miss Marriott.  The children will receive a Ukulele  to practise with at home and should return these back to school every Monday.  The lessons will build up to the children taking part in a concert with an orchestra at the end of the year. How exciting!


Class 3 have PE on Mondays and Fridays this term.


Homework and spellings will be set on Fridays.

Homework should be handed in by the following Thursday  at the latest, and spellings will be tested on a Thursday morning.  


If there is something you would like to discuss with us, you can still contact us via the class email. Please bear in mind that replies won't be instant during school hours but we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Please look out for regular updates and communication via parent hub and look out for updates on what we have been learning in school!

For more urgent enquiries, please contact the school office.


Parent Overview- Autumn Term- The Active Planet