Harworth Church of England Academy

Welcome to Class 3 - Barn Owls

 Autumn Term

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 Tuesdays. Your child will be given a spelling folder with a list of words to practise for a test the following Tuesday. The first test will be on 14th September.


PE will take place on Fridays, starting from Friday 10th September. Please can the children come into school wearing their 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 new 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..


Each child will have a homework folder to take home on Friday’s.  Please ask if you have any questions about any piece of homework.

Autumn Term topics

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

English – We will be reading ‘The Ironman’ by Ted Hughes which will link the work looking at his style, writing character profiles, instructions, and letter writing. We will also be looking at recounts (possibly The Nativity).

Science – Earth Rocks! (Rocks and soil). Magnets and forces.

Computing – Online safety. Networks/internet.

RE - Creation, Harvest, Christian beliefs, People of God, Christmas.

History – Stone Age to the Iron Age.

Geography – Land use / human geography (settlements).

Art – Prehistoric art. Christmas decorations.

PE – Real PE (Personal and social skills).

Artist – Alana Ciena Tillman. Henri Matisse.

Modern Foreign Languages - French

Music – Ballads. Creating compositions.

Design and technology – Food: eating seasonally, Mechanisms: pneumatic systems (toys).

PSHE – Family and relationships. Health and wellbeing.