“I know the plans I have for you says the Lord...plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29 v11

Holy Trinity and St John's Church of England Primary School

Hope | Believe | Achieve


Welcome to Sparrow Class 


Teacher - Miss Embleton 

Support Staff - Mrs Barker and Mrs Perrin 

Additional adults - Mrs Hills 



Transition Day Social Story

Photos from Terms 1,2,3

Important reminders 


PE for Year 3 is on a Thursday. Please send your child into school in their PE kit on this day. It is important to have a water bottle and for your child to bring their school jumper on this day. 


Water bottles need to be in school everyday, these can be refilled by class staff, please make sure these are named. 


Homework is sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned by Wednesday. Your child will receive 3HP.


Please read with your child at least 3 times per week, it is important to speak to your child about their understanding of the book. 


Spellings will be sent home on a Friday ready for a spelling test the following Friday, please help your child practice these at home.

Maths Overview for the year

POR texts for the year

  • Belonging 
  • Into the forest 
  • The Green Ship 
  • The Promise 
  • The Tin Forest 
  • Bird, Mouse, Snake and Wolf
  • The king who banned the dark 

Projects for this year

  •  Terms 1-2 - Violent Earth 
  • Terms 3-4 - Beautiful Botanicals 
  • Terms 5-6 - Ancient Egypt


Term 4 


During term 4 we will be completing lots of exciting activities. In Maths we will be focusing on fractions - using our times tables will really help us here. Our Power Of Reading book for this term is The Promise. We are finishing our Beautiful Botanicals project- with the real focus being all around art and DT. 



Kew Gardens


We are finishing our term with a really exciting trip to Kew Gardens on 23rd March. Please ask the office/Year 3 team for any more details regarding the day.

Beautiful Botanicals


During our topic of Beautiful Botanicals, we have learnt how to use clay, create a wash, sketching from different angles and creating a junk model of a rainforest. We are going to be putting all of our work together - and then we will be showcasing this at our Look and Learn on 27th March 2:45. 



In RE, we are currently looking at Salvation, and why Good Friday is an important day for Christians. We are thinking about everything that happens at Easter and where this fits into The Big Story.

Photos from Term 4 

Timestables Rockstars


From Term 4 we will be having weekly battles across the Year 3 classes and the Key Stage. There will be certificates to win and prizes to win! If you need your child's login or you need support with logging on please email


Look out on the weekly newsletter to see who has the fastest time and who has the most coins! The teachers are even joining in too! I wonder if you can beat Miss Embleton and Mrs Barker. 

Pizza Project

World Book Day

Term 4 - Amazing Art work from Sparrow Class

Kew Gardens 23rd March 2023


Term 5


In Term 5 we will be continuing to focus on Fractions, then moving onto money and telling the time. It would be a good idea to start telling the time with your children at home. This will increase their confidence when we come to do it in class. Children will also still be expected to complete Times Tables Rockstars at home. 


Power of Reading

Our book for Term 5 will be ' The King Who banned the dark' It is all about a boy who was scared of the dark so he tries to ban it. We will be focussing on writing newspaper reports, this is an area of writing we haven't experienced yet.



During Term 5 we will be focussing on Pentecost and what impact Jesus leaving earth had for those left behind. This follows on from our Easter topic in Term 4. 



We will be starting our new topic this term, all about the Ancient Egyptians. We are excited to learn all about their life, and why they are an important part of history. 



Term 5 update


During Term 5 we have been really busy. We have completed lots more work on fractions, focusing on fractions of quantities. We have been trying really hard to tighten our presentation ready for Year 4.

Our book for this term is ' The King who banned the dark' we have looked into news and why this is important. We have written our own newspaper reports based around the King's decision to ban the dark. 


During Project lessons, we have been learning all about the Ancient Egyptians. We have learnt how they trade items and why the river Nile is important. 


Join us on Friday 19th May at 2:30 for our class assembly to find out more!