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The Erme Primary School

Mothecombe Class



What will we be learning this term?




In our first project we will be looking at the statistics. The children will be exploring how data is gathered and the different ways it can be presented. We will then use our knowledge of collecting, constructing and evaluating within our next science project. 


Out of this World


Our science-based project this term is all about 'Earth and Space.' We will be exploring day and night and how it happens, moon phases and the wider solar system; including planets.  Working scientifically will be a key component within this project, allowing the children to be curious about the world in which they live. 


A Galaxy of Their Own.


A history and literacy project about famous people involved in the development of space exploration and other sciences. We will be using the text 'Women in Science' . This text is full of mini biographies about influential women which the children will use as a text model to create their own inspiring biographies.  At the end of the project, children will have time to read other classes biographies .


To Infinity and Beyond


In this project, all children will write an adventure story based in space, and informed by all the learning about space they have done so far this term. The intention is that this will give them lots of ideas, technical language and the space to be creative about their writing. 


General Information



We usually have PE on Tuesday afternoons so your child will need to have correct PE kit with them on these days. We do however sometimes do extra PE lessons on top of these so it is advisable that your child has a PE kit with them in school every day.

Please ensure that your child has a complete change of clothes for PE, including t-shirt and shorts, plus jogging bottoms/leggings for when we do PE outside. Your child will also need appropriate footwear for playing sport outdoors - trainers are recommended. 



Reading is an essential skill for children to develop and we aim to encourage our children to read for pleasure. Your child will have the opportunity to read in school each day, and will do some reading in a small group with a teacher each week. They may also have the opportunity to read on a 1:1 basis with a teacher or TA if possible.


Please could you support us with developing a love of reading by reading with your child at home as often as possible. We expect children in Year  3 to read every night at home, and with an adult at home at least 3 times a week. Your child has a planner which they use to record any reading they do each day, both in school and at home. We would appreciate if you could record in the planner each time you read with your child. 


The planner is also signed weekly by the class teacher, parent and child to monitor reading. 

Thank you for your on-going support with this. 



Your child will be set homework each week on a Friday, due in the following Friday. This will usually be a piece of maths homework related to their curricular target.

In addition to this, your child will also receive a spelling list each week to learn at home. They will be tested on these words the following Friday.