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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Wonderful World

What makes something alive?

 Spring Two


In English we will be starting with the ‘Just So ‘ Rudyard Kipling's books. We will  be immersing ourselves in the stories and practising our inferencing skills. We will then write our own ‘Just So’ stories by choosing a different animal and writing a story about how they developed a particular feature. After we will read Flanimals by Ricky Gervais. Using this very different ‘non-fiction’ text, we will then be writing our own adverts using persuasive language and key grammatical features. We will also be writing persuasive letters to Mrs Park to try and convince her to adopt a flanimal .


We will start the term by looking at money, using it in additions and subtractions to find change. We will then look at statistics; reading and interpreting graphs. After that, we will take a look at measure/length and calculating the perimeter of shapes. We will finish the half term off looking at fractions; finding fractions of amounts and adding fractions together.


This term our theme is a science theme. Our topic this half term is Animals including Humans. We will be focusing on healthy eating and how nutrition effects our bodies and animals differently. Later on in the half term we will be looking at the skeleton and key organs in our bodies. We will be naming the bones and discussing why we need the skeleton.

Then we will start  learning about the names of parts of the plants and why they are important, moving on to thinking about what plants need in order to grow. We will also look at the life cycle of a plant. This will be carried on after Easter.





We will start by consolidating our current learning from the last term. We will learn our numbers to 10, as well as learn to start sentences with ‘I am’. We will also learn move basic conversation questions like ‘How old are you?’


In computing, we will be continuing to explore E-safety and the different ways we need to protect ourselves when using technology. We will then learn more about effective research techniques to find out about endangered species and then use Publisher to present this information as a leaflet.

Religious Education

This half term Year 3 will be discussing the influence of Jesus and how he continues to inspire people today, as well as considering the qualities that would make a good leader.

Physical Education

Indoor PE: Dance (Monday)

Outdoor PE: Team building games (Tuesday)

Art Design and Technology

In art, we will be looking at the artist Henri Rousseau. We will practise our observational drawing of different natural elements such as plants, flowers, leaves and animals. We will then create a 3D layered recreation of Rousseau’s famous painting, ‘Tiger in a Tropical Storm’.