Key Stage 2 - Hedgehog Class (Year 3) 2021 - 2022

Mrs Kelsall

Miss Pond

Mr Jenks

Mrs Eaton

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Welcome to Hedgehog Class

Teacher: Mr Jenks

Teaching Assistants:  Mrs Kelsall (off until March 2022) covered by Miss Pond (Monday and Tuesday mornings) and Mrs Eaton (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday mornings)


This weeks spellings: 




Maths – Raglan Primary School


This half term we will be focusing on  multiplication and division. We will be exploring different methods to work out multiplication and division questions. Here are some of the objectives that we will cover:


  • Can recall the 3x table, 4x and 8 x table
  • Can use doubling to explain the relationship between the 2, 4 and 8 times tables
  • Can use a numberline to solve divison questions 
  • Can use mental methods to divide TU by U 
  • Can begin to use a formal written method to divide TU by U 





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We will be reading 'When the giant stirred' this half term. It is a very exciting and imaginative book that will support us learning about apostrophes, different sentence types, paragraphing and how to use a wider range of conjunctions. We will also be practising our noun and adverbial phrases to make our writing more interesting for the reader. The mastery keys that we are working towards in our final piece are:



Each Monday we will hand out ten spellings for your child to practise at home. We also practise them regularly in the classroom but every little helps. The children will be tested on Friday and awarded dojos if they achieve 10 out of 10.

This is a great website for practising spellings on your tablets at home. I have attached the Year One and Two and the Year Three and Four spelling lists as well if you want some extra practise. 


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If your child is on the Read Write Inc reading scheme they will be continuing with the programme from where they were assessed before half term. They will contiue to have daily phonics in the morning, bringing home books every third day and also books of their choice. We have a new online reading login to record our daily reads called GoRead. Children will also take part in a whole class shared read sessions and we will be working on the book called Iron man. This is a great book for devloping a rich and varied vocabulary and devloping our understanding of texts.


Science clipart - Clipart World


Our topic for the autumn half term is 'Rocks and Soils' We will be looking at the three different types of rock and how they are formed.  We will be comparing the different types of rocks and be completing investigations to look at their properties and apperance. We will also be learning about Mary Anning, the discoveries that she made, and why she is an important scientist. We will be completing investigations and even digging for our own fossils in class. We will look at what fossils are and how they are formed.  




PE and Forest Schools

For this half term, our PE days are a Wednesday and our focus will be tennis. 

Remember, on your PE day, you should come to school wearing your PE kit for the entire day. As our PE sessions will be outside, we recommend that you wear a suitable outdoor PE kit.

Our Forest School sessions will be on a Friday this half term please send your child in with a warm coat and a change of footwear.  .




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This half term we will be covering geography objectives through the topic 'Beneath our Feet'. We will be looking at human and physical features, using maps, aeiral veiws, google earth and atlases and exploring volcanoes and salt mining. Our topic work will link to our science learning this half term which is Rocks and Soils. There will also be lots of writing opportunities in English too. 





Times Tables Rock Stars: Play

Times Tables

Every Friday we will continue to test your times table knowledge so keep practising on TT Rockstars. It is great fun!


Other useful links

Oxford Owl - linked to our phonics Read, Write Inc programme   

Story Nory
A range of stories by classic authors as well as poems musicals and fairytales. 

Story Berries Read along with audio clips.

Monkey Pen
Free downloadable children’s books in PDF format.

Free Children’s Stories


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