Planning : Autumn 2  2023

The Resource base team would like to welcome you to our class page.

What does your child need in the Resource Base?

  • A school uniform and shoes
  • A water bottle.
  • A coat
  • A pair of wellies
  • A set of spare clothes to hang on their peg.

Please label all of your child’s belongings with their name.

PE takes place on Tuesday and Thursday.

Planning : Autumn 2  2023

Topic:  What do we know about winter / Christmas?

Key Texts : Here Comes Jack Frost by Kazuno Kohara

                      Winter is Here by Kevin Henkes


In Maths, in addition to following their own mathematical interests the children will be exploring:

  • Counting to 10
  • Number bonds 5
  • Shape – focusing on the names of both 2d and 3d shapes.
  • Prepositions
  • Repeating patterns


In Phonics, the children will be learning Phase 2 and 3 letter sounds.
We use the Story Time Phonics scheme to teach phonics. It supports the Phonics Planning of Letters and Sounds by learning the actions to the song for each new letter, sound and the actions.

Indoor Learning:

The children will have access to play based learning opportunities to help develop communication and social interaction skills through daily continuous provision activities.

Outdoor Learning

The children have access to their own outdoor learning area to give children the opportunity to explore the world around them and learn through play.

Learning at home

Each week your child will be given a reading book to share with you at home. Once this is returned to school a new reading book will be provided.

If there is anything else you need, or require further information please feel free to contact me before or after school or give me a ring.

Miss Sharp

Roald Dahl Day

We had lots of fun finding out about Roald Dahl and exploring what we could learn from his story “The Giraffe, Pelly and Me”.

Welcome back to school Year 6!

Year 6 Autumn 2023

Just think, in a year from now, you’ll all be settling into a new school, so we had better make sure we make the most of the exciting year ahead of us!

We have sent out letters for the prefects to give them permission to come into school at 8:30am each morning to help in different classes.

We have also sent out a letter for any parents who wish to give permission for their children to bring a phone into school if they are walking to or from school alone. We do need the permission slip to be signed for this to be allowed to happen and the phones need to be switched off and given to us to store during the day as soon as they come into school.

Just a few notes to make everyone aware of when things will be happening:

PE will be every Monday afternoon and every other Wednesday morning, starting this week, so the children need their kits in school on these days. It is usually easier just to bring kit at the start of the week and keep it in school until it needs to go home to be washed. Just a reminder that school P.E. kit comprises of a white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers or pumps and if P.E. is taking place outside and the weather is cold, the children are allowed to wear dark jogging bottoms and trainers. All jewellery must be removed for P.E. If the children cannot remove the jewellery themselves, it is best if they do not wear it on the PE days.

Homework will still be sent out each Friday and must be returned by the following Wednesday at the latest and reading books should be taken home and signed by an adult at least twice a week.


Handwriting and Presentation
As always, we will be looking really carefully the presentation in all of our books, including our homework books.. We will be following our school handwriting scheme with the children and will be expecting them to use this and be as neat as possible in all aspects of their work.


The first topic we are covering this year is North America. We will be looking at lots of Geographical skills during this topic and will be finding out lots about all the different countries and diverse cultures within this fascinating continent. Part of the weekly homework in Year 6 will again be to complete some topic based activities and the homework menu will again be used to choose activities from.


This term we will be looking at a range of writing styles. We will be looking in detail at the King Kong book by Anthony Browne and will be creating stories and newspaper reports around this.

We will also be looking at a video called ‘The Eye of the Storm’ and will be completing our own narratives based around this.

In SPaG lessons we will be revising all areas of punctuation and continuing to work on all the aspects of grammar to make your written work better. Remember the children have weekly spellings to learn, using Spelling Shed.


In our maths lessons we will be covering the Year 6 objectives from the maths Curriculum. You will be continuing to work hard to achieve your targets in a variety of aspects of maths, trying to become more fluent and developing your reasoning and problem solving skills. We will be focussing on the using and applying aspect of maths through problem solving, reasoning, explaining and investigating. You will also be continuing to learn all your times tables so that you know all the multiplication and division facts to 12 x 12 as quickly as possible as this is so valuable when working in many areas of maths.

Our Bodies: In this unit children will learn how to identify and explain the different systems which are constantly at work within the human body. We will look in detail at some of these systems including the circulatory system and we will look at how the heart works to circulate our blood around the body.

Changing Circuits: In this unit, the children will learn how to create and develop increasingly difficult and complex circuits, building on the work they did in year 3.


We will continue our work on coding, using the Scratch 3 program. We will also continue on creating and editing videos. Computing will also be used in a cross-curricular manner too in a variety of other curriculum areas to enhance learning. We will be using  Book Creator, Powerpoint, imovie and Keynote to present our work in other subjects in different ways.


The children will continue to get English and maths homework every week and they will also have a topic sheet which they can select homework from. We will always set the homework on a Friday and it must be brought back into school by the following Wednesday. The children will also be bringing home their reading books every day and it is vitally important that they read every day. We are really working on the children’s comprehension skills so it would be great if you could ask them questions about their books every time you read with them.

We keep track of the homework and reading on charts in the classroom that are linked to the assertive mentoring scheme that we use in school. In order to achieve a green mark their homework MUST be completed and handed in on WEDNESDAY.

We are looking forward to sharing all these exciting learning opportunities with you.  Don’t forget to keep in contact using Google Classroom!

If there is anything you need, or any help we can give you with anything, please let me know by either messaging on Google Classroom or on the year 6 school email ( catching us in the morning or after school, or giving us a ring.

Mr. Griffin and Miss. Wood

Autumn Term in year 3

Welcome to Year 3


We are going to have a fantastic term. Moving into the juniors is a big step and you are all doing really well.

On this page you will find loads of information for you and your parents about the learning in year 3 this term.

Autumn Term 2023


Reading :

We would like you to read as often as possible. Reading is very important and will help you in many areas of your learning.

Your reading books must be in school every day and you should read at home as often as you can, hopefully every day. Your parents or carers need to sign your reading log at least twice a week. Your reading logs will be checked on Wednesdays along with your homework.



In maths we will be continuing using Power Maths. We will be looking at place value (3 digit numbers), addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be covering this work in great detail.


In English our featured text will be ‘Stone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura. We will also be reading extracts from Stig of the Dump by Clive Davies and The Wild Way Home by Sophie Kirtley to support us with our writing. We will then write our own adventure story inspired by these texts and include some of the SPaG features we have been looking at in class. Other areas of reading and writing will be covered related to Black History Month and Roald Dahl day. We will then be concentrating on writing instructions based on “How to wash a Woolly Mammoth”, followed by reading and writing shape poems.


Topic: The Stone Age

Our topic this term is The Stone Age. Through our topic we will develop our historical skills by looking at what life was like in the Stone Age, studying what we can learn about the past from artefacts and finding out when the Stone Age was by looking at timelines. We will also be looking at Stone Age Art and Craft and create our own cave paintings and analyse Stone Age weapons and jewellery including spears, axes and bear tooth necklaces.


Science: Moving and Feeding

In Science you will learn that animals including humans need the right types and amounts of nutrition to thrive and grow and that eating the wrong types and amounts can lead to health problems. You will learn that we need to eat a varied diet and list the types of food that we need and why we need them and construct a balanced food plate. You will also discuss the role of the muscles and skeleton and describe what would happen if we didnʼt have them.

Our second science topic is Light and Shadows.

You will explore the differences between light sources and light reflectors. You will be able to describe how shadows are formed and will explore the relationship between light, objects and the formation of shadows. You will explore the properties of materials that can cast shadows and use the scientific terms opaque, translucent and transparent to describe these materials. You will also demonstrate an understanding of the possible dangers to health that the sun, as a strong source of light, holds for yourself and others.

Working scientifically, you will set up simple comparative and fair tests to compare materials, and you will make systematic and careful observations of shadows.


PHSE: JIGSAW: Being Me in my World

During this ‘puzzle’ you will be looking at your thoughts and feelings during new experiences. You will be looking at what makes you proud and how this makes you feel. You will create your own personal and class targets linked to our Investors in Pupils and assess your progress in achieving them. The second puzzle is : Celebrating Difference where we look at differences between people, diversity and anti-bullying.


RE: What do different people believe about God?

In RE the children will be looking at what different people believe about God through stories, buildings and art.

PE: Basketball, Tri-golf, dance and gymnastics

In PE the children will learn games skills and dance and gymnastics

Music: BRASS

During our music lessons the children will have the opportunity to learn how to play a brass instrument with Tameside music service.


In our ICT lessons we will be looking at Connecting Computers and Stop-frame Animations.

MFL: French

Our first theme is France and its culture. We will then look at greetings and names and learning how to count up to 20 in French, the French alphabet and colours.



Further information

You all have a Times Tables Rockstar login to practise fast retrieval of your multiplication tables. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login.

You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.

Practicing Spellings At Home

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words

Year 3 Spelling Rules and Examples


Other important information:

  • Please ensure your name is clearly written in all your school uniform.
  • Please ensure your correct and full PE kit is in school all week as PE days can change in school (it will be sent home every half term to wash)
  • Bring your reading book and reading log to school every day. Sometimes a reading volunteer will choose you for extra reading.
  • Please bring a school water bottle every day.

All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers etc from home.

PE lessons will be every Wednesday and Thursday for the first half term. Parents please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school. This should be black shorts, pumps and a plain white t shirt or Corrie PE top.

After half term one of the year 3 classes we will be having some forest school sessions on Tuesday afternoons so you will need a change of clothes and some strong boots or wellingtons and a waterproof coat.



Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday. If all homework is completed and handed in by Wednesday you will achieve green on your assertive mentoring chart. If you hand it in later than Wednesday you will achieve yellow. If you do not compete all homework you will be given a red.

You will have maths homework which is linked to your lessons that week, a fluency passage to practise at home, some topic homework from the menu and sometimes we will send other homework such as spellings or grammar work. Remember to do your reading to achieve your green on the chart too.

We will post your homework and other useful videos and ideas on Google Classroom too.

Take Away The Stone Age


We are really looking forward to a new and exciting term. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask.

Mrs Lynch, Miss Lester and Mrs Hall