Harworth Church of England Academy

Spring  Term - Welcome to Barn Owls!

We work hard, try our best, listen to each other and most of all enjoy learning new things.

Class 3 - Barn Owls - Spring Term

Welcome to Barn Owls! Please find to follow information about the class and what topics we will be studying this term.

I very much look forward to working with you this year to develop your child’s learning to their maximum potential. Please contact me in school if you wish to discuss any aspect of your child’s education.


Spelling tests will be on a Thursday. Your child will be given a spelling folder with a list of words to practise for a test the following Thursday. 


P.E. will take place on Wednesday. Please can the children come into school wearing their school P.E. kit and trainers along with sports trousers and a sports jumper/hoodie, as we will be outside. All jewellery is to be removed and hair tied back if it is shoulder length or longer. If your child has their ears pierced and cannot remove their own earrings they will be required to cover them with plasters before arriving at school. 

Reading books

Each child has a reading record in a plastic wallet with a colour banded reading book. I encourage every child to read every day if possible, at home to a family member or even over the phone to a Grandparent for example. Please write comments in it when someone has listened to them read. Your child can also respond with their own comments if they have read independently. Please make sure that their reading book and reading record is in school every day.

Here is a link to recommended reading books for a 7 to 8-year old if you want to purchase any of your own books: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/reading-list-for-year-3-pupils-ks2-age-7-8/


Each child will have a homework folder to take home every Friday. Please can the children bring in any completed homework by the following Friday at the latest.  Please ask if you have any questions about any piece of homework.

Autumn Term topics

(See documents at the bottom of the page for more information)

Numeracy – Place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, money, shape, amounts, fractions, time, data / graphs.

English – We will be reading The Sheep Pig by D.K. Smith, building towards writing a diary entry and an alternative ending. We will also be learning about shape poems and how to write a non-chronological report linked to our Extreme Earth geography topic.

Science – Food and our bodies. Light.

Art – Art and design skills.

Artist – Walt Disney. Carl Giles.

Computing – Emailing. Programming: Scratch.

Design and Technology - Structures: Constructing a castle. Textiles: Cross-stitch and applique.

Geography –  Mountains. Extreme Earth.

History –  The Romans.

Modern Foreign Languages - French playground games – numbers and age. In a French classroom.

Music – Pentatonic melodies and composition (Theme: Chinese New Year). Adapting and transposing motifs (Theme: Romans).

Musician - Chen Gexin. Luciano Pavarotti.

Physical Education (PE) – Real PE (Cognitive unit) and Real Dance (Creative unit).

Sportspeople - Serena Williams (Tennis). Valentino Rossi (Motorcycling).

Physical, Social, Health Education (PSHE) – Internet Safety. Citizenship.

Religious Education (RE) - Religious practices. Salvation.

What is your 'shelfie'?

I am currently reading 'Gold Rush' by Michael Johnson. What are you reading?


As well as the links in the above introduction, please click on the links below to  support your learning at home.


BBC Bitesize