Year Groups

Year 3

Class Name



Pearl Miss Kierans Mrs Mendham
Opal Mrs Huggens Miss Hornet
Diamond Mr Kitney Miss Farrant


Curriculum Letters:

Term 1
Term 2


Term 1 Update

Wow! What a busy first term we have had! Read below to find out what we have been up too!


We have been reading the text ‘Running Wild’ by Michael Morpurgo. Throughout the term we have written information texts about the Rainforests, diary entries and even come up with alternative endings for the story.




During our Topic lessons we have looked at where Rainforests are located and what their climate is like. We also spent some time looking at the people that actually live in the Rainforest and how their life compares to ours in the UK. To finish we looked at Deforestation and the impacts that it is having on the environment.



The children have been using Scratch to develop their programming skills. During the term, they have been practising how to code and then change it in order to make their scenes animated.

They based their scenes on our class text for this term. The children gave it a jungle themed background and included the two main characters, Will and Oona the Elephant.



During Art Week, we spent some time learning how to sketch different Rainforest animals and scenes. They all ended up very colourful. The children used different mediums, pencils, colouring pencils and paint to create their images. Here is a brilliant example of some of the work.