Classes 2020-2021 -

Year 3 @ Hewish

Welcome to  Year 3 @ Hewish

Class Teacher: Mrs Cockram and Mrs Fowler

LSA:  Mrs Hookham

 Useful links:

Bug Club school code: wmhc

Spellings Term 1 Weeks 1-7

Term 1 and 2  Knowledge Organiser–> Year 3 terms 1 and 2 Who Settled Here First KO

Our Year 3 Online Learning Offer – Year 3 Home learning offer September


Term 1 2020

Week 3

What a busy week its been! The children have settled in well and are taking their learning in their stride. We have continued to have high standards with presentation practising our handwriting and setting our maths out correctly.

This week we have been historians learning about chronology and looking at the past. First we started with our own personal chronology and moved on to finding out about British History.  Our topic ‘Who settled here first?’ has inspired the children to want to learn more about history. We can’t wait to become archaeologists and find our more!

In Maths, we have continued to work on our place value adding and subtracting 1 more, 10 more and 100 more. Its been great fun using practical equipment to support our understanding.

This week we started our new text ‘Stone Age boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura. We looked closely at the characters and predicted what might happen in the story. We drew story maps and wrote character descriptions. we can’t wait to find out what happens to Om and the little boy in the story.

Week 2 

This week the  year 3 crew have been embedding our school rules ensure we respect ourselves, each other and our environment whilst keeping each other safe.  The year 3 crew have also shown great determination and preservation this week whilst practising their cursive handwriting and presentation. Great perseverance shown by the whole crew.

In our writing lessons, we have innovated our magpie poem focusing on sparrows and doves. We have been exploring some amazing vocabulary and have learnt to use onomatopoeia and alliteration to engage our reader too!


During our reading lessons, we have launched our first anchor text – The Iron Man by Ted  Hughes. To begin with, we explored the front cover and made exciting predictions and today, we’ve read chapter 1 and practised retrieval key information from the text. We love the way Ted Hughes has used a range of powerful adjectives.

In Maths, we have been exploring hundreds, tens and one whilst learning to recognise the value of a digit, partition and draw accurate pictorial representations.  Don’t forget to practice your times tables using TTRS.

Week 1

Back to School Road Sign | ROQ

It is great to be back! We have thoroughly enjoyed welcoming the new year 3 crew back into school this week and are so proud of how they’ve adapted to our new normal. We have talked about our expectations and have drawn up our new class charter together whilst recognising how we can keep ourselves and others safe during PSHE. It has been so lovely for us to start to get to know each member of our crew over the past three days- you’re children are amazing.

During our  first two weeks, we will be continuing to reconnect through our recovery curriculum. We launched our first text ‘the Lost Words’ and have been imitating the Magpie.  The year 3 crew have enjoyed tackling challenging vocabulary during our English lessons and developing their shading skills through art.


We have been so impressed with the amount of determination, perseverance and enthusiasm among the year 3 crew – you’ve blown us away.

This week your child will have brought home a levelled reading book and a reading record book.   Reading books can  be changed on a Monday or Friday.  Inside the cover of the reading record, each child has a login for Bug Club to access online reading books.  The school code is wmhc.  We have assigned the correct level of reading books for each child.    Also within the reading record book there is a sticker that gives your child’s login details for Times Tables Rock Stars and Spelling Shed.  Please keep practising the two, five and ten times tables at home.  The spellings for Spelling Shed will be uploaded each week. We will be practising the spellings in class but it would be useful if your child gets a little support with their spellings at home too.

Mrs Cockram & Mrs Fowler