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Westover Green Community School

Welcome to Year 3 - Holly Class


Y3 Newsletter Term 1 

Curriculum Overview

Topic Overview - Term 1

Letters and Information

End of Year Expectations for English and Maths


During creativity week, we learnt about the seven continents with a special focus on Africa. We created our own class map of Africa.

 In English we have been studying books by the author and illustrator Jackie Morris.

We enjoyed looking at different books by the same author.

We enjoyed the intricate illustrations.

We listened to 'Tell me a Dragon' in our special story telling gazebo.

We used dictionaries to help us with our understanding of new words.


We went to the wildlife area to search for evidence of dragons! We found dragon eggs.

We made notes on what we saw...

what we thought and...

what we wondered. We used our notes to write a recount of our 'dragon hunt!'
 In DT we designed and sculpted our own dragon eyes from clay.


In science we have been learning about our skeleton. We added our pelvis...

Then our skull..

Our collar bones...

and finally our ribs!


In Art - we drew the stem and veins of a leaf.

We drew the shape of a leaf accurately.

We recorded our drawings in our sketchbooks.

We drew the details of our leaves carefully.


In Maths we explained the value of each digit in a 3 digit number.

We used counters to demonstrate the value of each digit.

We explained what is the same and what is different about 2 numbers.

We used digit cards to make as many different 3 digit numbers as we could.


In Holly class we practised lining up to go onto the KS2 playground.

We explored the classroom to discover where everything is!

We had a taster session with Mr Hammond. We played games on the 'Active Inspire' playground.

We had a democratic vote for our new School Council and Eco reps.