Bishops Cannings Church of England Primary School and Pre-School
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Hare Moonwood Class (Year 3)

Miss Smith  |  Teaching assistant: Mrs Waters 

About Hare Moonwood 

Our Year 3 children are taught in Hare Moonwood Class by Miss Smith and our teaching assistant is Mrs Waters.

Moonwood was a talking hare who lived in the sixth century, during the Age of Conquest. He lived under the Great Waterfall in the west of Narnia. His hearing was so sensitive, that he could hear a whispered conversation in Cair Paravel above the roar of the waterfall.  You can read about Moonwood in the book, 'The Last Battle'.


Our topic this term is Prehistoric World.

In History, the children will be learning all about Mary Anning and her achievements. Additionally, the children will learn about the different creatures that were discovered through fossils.

In Geography, we will be discovering UK places on the map, specifically looking at the Jurassic Coast and where Mary Anning is from. We will question how coast lines are formed?


In Maths, we will begin by focusing on place value, refreshing the skills we already know, and then building on our knowledge. Following this, we will work  on addition and subtraction, with a focus on improving both written and mental methods.

Specifically, we will focus on improving mental recall with our times tables. It is extremely important your child can recall their times tables rapidly so please help them practice these at home.


In Literacy this term, we will be using a range of texts including The Girl and The Dinosaur & Stone Girl, Bone Girl. These texts will allow your child to learn about expanded noun phrases, how to develop character’s feelings in their writing and eventually writing an adventure story for their own character. As well as this, your child will write instructions on how to make their own fossil and complete a fact file about Mary Anning linking to our History work.

Class Reading

This term we will focus on answering comprehension questions orally, starting with Phyllis and the Fossil Finders, A Twinkl Original. The texts we use will often link to our topic, but at times vary in content. We will continue to follow the VIPERS scheme which as a reminder stands for: Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explain, Retrieve & Summarise. These are skills the children we continue to work on through the year, and will move on to written answers in the coming terms.


In Computing, your child will learn the importance of E-Safety and how they should be using any technology.


In PSHE we will focus on ‘Our Happy School’. We will discuss topics such as making important decision, knowing and creating ground rules, and how to work with different people.


In RE, we are exploring the question: Would celebrating Diwali at home and in the community bring a feeling of belonging to a Hindu child?


In Art, our main focus will be on tonal drawing, creating drawings to go alongside our adventure stories. Anthony Browne will be  our artist focus, the children should know his drawing very well from Year 2 Literacy.


This term our focus will be on Rugby. The children will learn to pass and receive a ball accurately and safely. They will also improve on their team work skills.

They will need to wear their PE kit in to school on a …………...


In Science, the children will be learning about  Rocks and Fossils. linking to our Prehistoric topic.


In French, our focus will be Bonjour, je parle Francais. We will cover greetings as well as other things.


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