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Ash and Willow

It brings us great pleasure to welcome you to Year 3’s class page!

We have two Year 3 classes; Ash and Willow class. In Ash class we have Mrs Tahir as the class teacher and in Willow class we have Miss Yousef as the class teacher. Mrs Bibi is the SNA in Willow class.

We are really looking forward to this year and hope that the children will enjoy the teaching, learning and the range of exciting topics we have prepared for them.

We aim to make learning fun and focused for all children. We encourage children to become independent learners through the different activities prepared for them in the school day.  

To find out what we are learning this year click on the links above to find our Long term and Medium terms plans for each half term.


PE – This half term PE will be on Mondays for both classes.

Bookbags – Any work, letters and books that are taken from school should be kept in book bags.

Homework – Every Friday children will be set one piece of homework that is expected to come back the following Thursday. If there are any parts of the homework children find difficult please do not hesitate to contact the Year 3 teachers.

Watch this space for all the exciting learning that will take place.

Kind regards,

The children and the Year 3 team!

Please click the files above to see our Medium Term Plan (MTP) and our Long Term Plan (LTP)


Autumn Term: The Perfect Party

This half term we will be looking at a wide range of Disney texts with a focus on Cinderella. In English, we aim to write letters to Ms Metcalf, persuading her to let us throw The Perfect Party for Cinderella and we will be innovating the ending of the story. Please click on the files above to see out Medium Term Plan which will explain the learning that will take place in further detail.

Autumn 1 - Cinderella

Year 3 have had lots of fun this half term. We wrote a letter to Ms Metcalf to ask if we could host a party for Cinderella and she said yes! We will be hosting the party at the beginning of next half term. We have retold and innovated the Cinderella story.  We have designed party outfits for Prince Charming and Cinderella!

The children have created book art with a range of artwork celebrating the story of Cinderella. Some of the children have designed some fabulous shoes. 

By Hafsah Mansoor

By Mahid Mir and Aisha Sharif

In Science we have focused on the food pyramid and healthy eating.

pic 5

By Alanna Khan

Autumn 2

Willow class were very excited to meet their new friends from the Linking Schools project with Foxhill Primary School. We all had a fun and adventurous day at Nell Bank - working together and building new friendships.

Despite the cold weather, we had a fabulous time! We look forward to seeing them throughout the year. Ash class will be meeting up with the link school Sacred Heart Catholic Primary on 30th January at Nell Bank.

In English we innovated the story of ‘Traction Man.’ Both classes produced some excellent writing and created some very interesting new side-kicks for Traction Man:

Spring 1

This half term Ash class met their new friends from the Linking Schools project with Sacred Heart Catholic Primary. We all had an enjoyable and exciting day at Nell Bank - working together and making lots of great new friends. Next, we will have an opportunity to visit each other’s schools and we are very much looking forward to getting to know each other more.


In English this half term, we made some persuasive leaflets for Antarctica. Here are two examples – the writing was so persuasive that Miss Abbas and Mrs Aslam are thinking about booking their next holiday to Antarctica!


In Maths we have done lots of work on multiplication and division. The children are making good progress in their times tables but must continue practising as we will be starting fractions next half term.


Spring 2

Enterprise Project

Year 3 has their enterprise this term. The children came up with many ideas. The idea we choose with the strongest votes for our enterprise was to sell volcanic ice cream sundaes which were delicious Vanilla ice cream topped with scrumptious strawberry sauce and sensational, fizzing popping candy for our topic ‘What’s under the surface.’ The children enjoyed making the ice cream sundaes and handing them out to other classes.


World Book Day

On World Book day in Ash class we first hot seated the Grey crayon asking a variety of questions. Our second activity was to write a persuasive letter to persuade the Grey crayon to come back. Here are a few examples:

In the afternoon we read the book again and the children decided on their favourite colour crayon, then they wrote down the reasons why they wanted to be that colour and stuck it on their chosen coloured lollipop stick. This is what was completed:


Summer 1

This half term Sacred Hearts Catholic Primary came to Brackenhill to meet with their friends in Ash class. We all had an enjoyable and exciting day, working together and making lots of great new friends. Next term, Ash class will visit Sacred Hearts and we are very much looking forward to getting to know each other more.


In Topic this half term, we have been learning about the Romans and Boudicca. We looked at Roman houses and the Colosseum Here are picture of our working walls to show what we have done: (Picture 1 and 2)


In English, we wrote a warning letter to inform Ms Metcalf about a Roman intruder coming into our school and taking our enterprise money and teachers. Here are two examples:

 (Picture 3 and 4)



In Maths we have done lots of work on Fractions and Time. The children are making excellent progress in their times tables but must continue practising. Next half term we will be looking at Geometry.

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