Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

Yr 3 - Fantastic Firs

Welcome to Fantastic Firs!

Spring 2



This half term in literacy we will be focusing on instructional writing. We will be creating instructions that tell people how to wash a Stone Age animal.

After instruction writing, we will be writing a diary entry based on a popular book by David Walliams named ‘Ice Monster.’

We will be using lots of exciting vocabulary, punctuation and grammar, such as imperative verbs and adverbs to make our writing FANTASTIC.  



In maths this half term we will be continue learning how to multiply and divide. In year 3 we need to know our 3, 4 and 8 times tables – so you can practise these at home!

We will also be learning some statistics, including how to read and use bar charts, pictograms and tally charts.

Please keep practising your times table rockstars at home – it is amazing to have a fast recall of facts!



We are impressed with our recent reading percentage increase. Keep up the good work!
An important way to support your child’s learning at home is to read with them at least 3 times per week. If you child reads 3 times per week at home they will receive a star on their RED TED award!



Our topic this half term is ‘Yabba Dabba Doo!’. In science we will be learning about skeletons and muscles of animals including humans. Of course, we will also be learning about the Stone Age all the way through to the Iron Age!

In art this half term we will be learning about a famous sculptor Alberto Giacometti. We will learn some skills and improve our sculpting techniques.

In design and technology this half term we will be using textiles to create some trousers for Ug: The Genius Boy of the Stone Age. We will design, create and evaluate our trousers and learn new sewing techniques.


We are GOLDEN and we SPARKLE!


· PE is on Thursdays but please have a PE kit in school at all times.

· Swimming is on Tuesday afternoons.

· Homework is set on Fridays and is due in the following Thursday.

If you have any questions, please see me after school or arrange an appointment via email:

Please read our Spring 2 Newsletter

Take a look at our topic page - it exlains all of our learning!