Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

Yr 3 - Fantastic Ferns

Welcome to Fantastic Ferns!

Welcome to Summer 2! Scroll down for more information about our exciting new topic!



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Extreme Earth!


This half term in English we will be learning how to write a disaster story in the midst of a natural disaster and an explanation text about a chosen natural disaster.

Our book will be Escaping the Giant Wave and we will also be looking at examples of explanation texts and other information texts about natural disasters during our shared reading lessons!


Our focus this half term will be on using powerful vocabulary that fits a purpose. This means that in explanation texts we will use topical and factual vocabulary, whereas in our disaster story we will choose vocabulary that is exciting so that the reader is immersed in the story.

We will also be expanding our use of different sentence structures using adverbials and conjunctions.




This half term we will be focussing on fractions. Recapping reading and writing fractions then moving on to finding unit and non-unit fractions of amounts, placing fractions on a number line and adding and subtracting fractions! 

We will then move onto angles and shapes.

Please keep practising your TT Rock Stars at home.


Topic and Science

Our topic this half term is ‘Extreme Earth’
In geography we will be learning all about what makes up the layers of the Earth, as well as the cause and effects of a variety of natural disasters. In science, we will be learning about the skills needed for working scientifically. In art, we are learning about Alma Thomas and using her as an inspiration for our own collages.


Please follow the link below to find our Class Video all about life in Fantastic Ferns!


Reading Books/RED TED

As of Monday 14th September, according to new government guidelines, we will be sending reading books and diaries home! Please can you read the following to understand the routine: 

  • Reading books will be given out/changed on Mondays only. 
  • They have a week to read the book.
  • The book is to be returned on Fridays - it cannot be returned any other day. 
  • The books will be quarantined over the weekend, ready for Monday morning. 
  • The first 3 reads for RED TED will be counted on Friday 18th Septemeber.

If your child has a longer book to read, they can keep it until it is read but still must only return in on a Friday. 

If your child forgets their book on a Friday, they must wait until the following Friday to return it. 

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to email me and ask, I know the children are very excited to get a reading book again!