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Burghley (Yr 3)

Welcome to Spring Term in Burghley Class!

We are thrilled to welcome you and your child back to Burghley Class for another exciting term as we delve into our next topic, ‘Swords and Sandals’. I am Mrs. Thorpe, the lead teacher for this class. Alongside me, we have the wonderful support of Mrs. Fowler for the majority of the week.

Theme for the Term: Swords and Sandals

In the upcoming term, Burghley will delve into rainforest conservation through persuasive letter writing. They’ll explore poetry, mastering poetic devises to compose their own poems to entertain their audience.

Multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 tables will be reinforced, progressing to two-digit numbers. Children will then move on to money involving addition and subtraction, and giving change, while length, perimeter and volume will be measured, compared, and calculated.

The Roman Empire's impact on Britain will be explored, including architecture, society and beliefs, and over in science our focus is on ‘animals including humans’, looking at nutrition, skeletons and muscles, extending prior knowledge.

This term in RE we will explore Hinduism, delving into the question of what it means to be a Hindu in Britain today.  They will identify Hindu deities, describe beliefs about God, and make connections between Hindu beliefs and life aims, such as karma. They will also describe how Hindu families in Britain practice and express their faith.

Stay Informed with Knowledge Organisers

To keep you well-informed about the subjects and topics your child will be delving into, we will regularly update knowledge organisers on Class Dojo. These organisers will provide an overview of the learning activities and objectives happening in our class. We encourage you to take advantage of these resources to engage in discussions with your child, as this engagement will aid in transferring knowledge to their long-term memory.

Spring Term 3 and 4 Overview

For more detailed information about the subjects and areas of study covered this term, please refer to the Spring Term overview provided below. This document contains insights into all the exciting learning opportunities we have planned for your child.

Cultivating a Love for Reading

We strongly believe in the power of reading and its ability to inspire and educate. In line with this belief, we kindly request that your child engages in reading activities at least four times a week. Please make a note of these reading sessions in their reading record. This practice will not only enhance their reading skills but also foster a genuine love for reading.

Stay Connected with Class Dojo

We will continue to utilise Class Dojo as a platform to keep you updated on your child's learning journey. This space will also serve as a means to communicate essential messages and reminders. We encourage you to 'Like' and comment on the posts, as your engagement further supports the classroom community.

Contact Information

I am eagerly anticipating the opportunity to work with your child to nurture their love for learning. Should you encounter any challenges or have enquiries, please feel free to get in touch with me at Your involvement is greatly valued and contributes to the success of our classroom.

Here's to a term filled with exploration, growth, and memorable learning experiences!

Warm regards,

Mrs. Thorpe


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