Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

Yr 3 - Fantastic Ferns

Welcome to Fantastic Ferns and Year 3!

If you need to contact Miss Macmillan, please email me at 

or ring the school office! 

Home School Diaries

In Year 3, we carry on with the Red Ted Scheme. Every 10 weeks your child can fill up a bear and win a toy and other accessories for it if they have read 3 or more times every week.

The 3 (or more) reads need to be recorded in your child's home school diary and signed by an adult whom they have read to. 

Diaries will be checked every Friday for 3 or more reads, please ensure your child brings it in so they can have their star added to their Red Ted! 

Diaries are also expected to be in school every day. This year, we have adapted them so that they include many helpful learning tools such as; maths vocabulary lists, spelling lists, space for book band checks and key maths facts. Please make use of these resources at home as well! I may also use diaries to write notes in if I need to explain something to parents/carers, so please encourage your child to bring them home and back every day!laugh

Summer 2 - Extreme Earth!


This half term in English we will be learning how to write a disaster story, an explanation text and a poem! These will be based on our class book which is Escaping the Giant Wave. 

Lots of our writing lessons will be recapping and consolidating writing techniques we have already learnt such as: similes, choosing powerful vocabulary, layout of a text and adding ing, er and ed spelling rules.



In maths this half term we will be starting a continuing our topic of learning: fractions! We are learning how to place them on a number line, ordering and comparing unit and non-unit fractions, adding and subtracting fractions and finding equivalent ones. 

Please keep practising your TT Rock Stars and Tackling Tables

 at home.



Our topic this half term is Extreme Earth! We are having a geography focus, learning all about how volcanoes are formed and earthquakes are made.

In science, we are learning about plants, the function of their parts and the pollination process.



PE takes places on a Monday and Wednesday, so please ensure your child has appropriate kit these days.