Thorpe Primary School

Where we all can shine

0113 3368760

Dolphin Lane, Thorpe, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire, WF3 3DG

Welcome to Sapphire Class

Miss Aird, Miss Cookman and Mrs Watson

Outdoor PE: Monday

Indoor PE: Tuesday

Ace Club: Tuesday

Craft Club/Board Games: Wednesday

Homework to be handed in by Wednesday.


Please have you reading book in school every day and try to read at least 3 times a week.

If the book is finished, please write in the reading record so it can be changed.


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Stone Age to Iron Age

Spring One


This term we will be reading the book ’UG: Boy Genius’. We will be continuing to develop our descriptive writing skills, expanding our vocabulary and working on varying our sentence openers. We will also revisit using speech marks to indicate dialogue and continue practising how to punctuate this properly.

To end the half term, we will be looking at story writing; beginning to re-tell well-known stories to become familiar with the structure of story telling.



This half term we will be continuing to look multiplication and division, looking in particular at formal written methods to times and divide larger numbers. We will continue to practise own known times tables weekly, as well as keep on top of our mental maths skills. We will then move on to looking at and using money, finishing off the half term investigating statistics such as graph reading.


This half term we will be focusing on the changes in life from the Stone age to the Bronze age, and then to the Iron Age. We will learn about Late-Neolithic hunters and gathers and their way of life. We will then explore Bronze age religion and technology including Stonehenge. Finally, we will discover more about the Iron age including their hill forts, art and culture.




Year 3 will be looking at rocks. We will research the different types of rocks and how they are formed. We will also be looking at how fossils are formed and have a go at making our own. Further to this, we will look at how soil is layered and made. Finally, we will look at famous scientist Mary Anning and her influence.


In computing, we will finish off looking at how to use the coding programme SCRATCH. We will then be focussing on E-safety safety in conjunction with E-safety week in February. We will look at how to use the internet and other forms of technology safely


Religious Education

This half term we will be looking at Judaism and Islam. We will be particularly focusing on the importance of prayer to these two religions and the preparation that is required before they can partake in prayer. 

Physical Education

Physical Development

Indoor: Games Design (Monday)

Outdoor: Hockey (Tuesday)

Children will need trainers and warm outdoor PE kit for outdoor PE.

Art Design and Technology

This half term we will be learning about Stone age cave paintings and what they can tell us about the past. We will create our own cave paintings using paint and charcoal.  We will also mould and manipulate clay using clay tools and techniques to craft our own Stonehenge.


We will start by consolidating our current learning from the last term. We will then look at colours and more words and phrases to enable a conversation to take place.