Spring Term


This term in English, we will be reading Jemmy Button by Jennifer Ulman and Valerio Vidal.

We will be writing our own return narrative and letter based on this book.

If you like this book by the illustrator Valerio Vidal, you might want to read these one by him too!




In Spring term, Year 3 will be covering the following units.

  • Two-digit and one-digit Multiplication and Division
  • Length and Perimeter
  • Fractions
  • Mass and Capacity

As always, we continue to learn our x3, x4 and x8 supported by TTRs.

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What makes the earth angry?


Escape from Pompeii: Amazon.co.uk: Balit, Christina: Books

As part of our lessons we will be asking:

What causes a volcano to erupt and where are the famous volcanoes in the world?

How do volcanoes impact on the lives of people and why do people choose to live near them?

How can you recreate an erupting volcano?

What causes an earthquake (and a tsunami) and how are they measured?

Why do we experience floods so often in the UK?

How can we capture a stormy weather pattern using music, drama and dance?


If you want to find out more about the natural disasters, why not read these books?

    Running Wild: Amazon.co.uk: Morpurgo, Michael: Books     When the Earth Shakes (Smithsonian): Amazon.co.uk: Simon ...





This term we get to explore plants. 

The children will:

  • identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers
  • explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
  • investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
  • explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal

Here are some wonderful books on plants:

If you fancy finding out more at home: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zy66fg8





Contact the School

Beechwood Primary School

Mrs. S. Harper - Headteacher
Meredith Street

Main Contact: Miss Taylor

Tel: 01270 214490
Fax: 01270 251529
[email protected]

SEN Contact: Miss Geary

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