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Djanogly Sherwood Academy

Where Everyone Belongs

Alma and Falcon

Who you will meet:


Mrs Ellis - Falcon Class Teacher

Mrs Yeatman - Teaching Assistant

Miss Hartley - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Christensen - Assistant Head (PPA Cover Teacher)




Seesaw Introduction

We will be using Seesaw as part of our school learning. Click the link below the video to access the site.

Spring 1





This term we will be reading the following:


In English we will be reading ‘Stone Age Boy' by Mick Manning. About a boy who travels back in time to the era of the Stone Age. We will be writing an adventure story, focusing on prepositional phrases and subordinate clauses. We will also read a poem about Stonehenge. The children will then write their own poem using rhythm and actions about a place that they have previously visited.




We encourage you to read any books you have at home or ones that you can access online. Please record the books you read in your reading record. 


Reading skills we need to strengthen:

  • Prediction – Using evidence from the text to suggest what might happen next e.g. I think he might run off because it says in the text 'he looked nervously at all of the exits'. 
  • Author/Illustrator - Find who wrote the book and who created the pictures
  • Vocabulary - Pick out key words, what do they mean? e.g. what does the word 'conflicted' mean? Read the sentence to help you make sense of the word. 
  • Retrieve - Ask questions within the story where children have to find the information to give you an answer e.g. how many bears were there in the story, can you find where it says the answer?

Have a look at the VIPERS poster below. This will help you understand what skills the children need when reading in KS2. 



Book review - We encourage all children to either write a book review or record a video of their book review on seesaw.

Additional English Resources

  • Nottingham City Library are offering free ebooks to borrow to support reading at home. If you register online for free, you can get access to the online library services.




In Maths this term we are focusing on the following subjects: 


  • Right angles.
  • Securing mental addition and subtraction.


Within each lesson, we will be practicing our timetables (12x12) and focusing on learning which has been missed within Year 2. This term we will cover:


  • Time and
  • Money

Additional Math Resources


8 times table

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History - Our main focus driver where we will be learning about the Stone Age, Bronze and Iron Age. 

Art -  To create a clay pot out of pottery.

Science - To study plants and trees. To understand how water is transported through plants.  

RE - To study Christianity and Islam religion, family and community through prayer.

D&T - To use levers and pulleys in mechanisms to create movement. 

Language of the Term - Spain - Fruits.

RSHE - Me as a Learner!

PE - Basketball and Wild Animals (Dance) - Every Thursday

Additional Curriculum Activities

Our Year 3 Reading Week

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This week the children have been learning all about Malaysia and reading the story 'Kaya's Heart Song' by Diwa Tharan Sanders. The children have been creating their own version of their heart songs.