North Road, Hartland, Devon, EX39 6BP

01237 441258


Hartland Primary School

Live, learn, enjoy and achieve


Welcome to Class 3's Page

Welcome back Class 3!

I hope you all had an amazing Christmas holiday and spent lots of time with your family and friends.

This half term we will be focusing our Topic on ‘Rivers and Rainforests’ which also links nicely to our learning in Science as we are looking at living things and the habitats they live in! During this time we will reflect on the current issues in Australia and discuss the real life problems affecting animals and their habitats today. Our Art lessons will be based around this also, using pencils to sketch foreign rainforest animals and develop our painting techniques by adding vibrant colours to our artwork.

Homework will continue to be distributed on Friday afternoons and are required to be handed in the following Wednesday to be marked. Similarly, the weekly homework tasks will carry on as a collection of spellings (based on the statutory year 3 and 4 spelling document) and times tables/division questions. Additionally, there will also be either an extra topic or maths question as part of your child's homework, which will be based on work that the children would have completed in the previous week. Those individuals who complete all of the tasks each week will be rewarded generously with both house and table points! Times tables will be tested every day and the scores will be recorded to evidence the children’s improvement overtime. Spelling tests will occur once every Friday, based on the words in their spellings homework. Furthermore, please ensure that your child/children read daily, even if it is for a short period of time. Children who read regularly will be entered into the school ‘Reading Raffle’. 

We will be continuing the Daily Run this term so please ensure your child/children have either black trainers as school shoes or trainers to change into.  Children will need PE kits for normal PE lessons; please leave these in school during term time. PE lessons will be on a Monday and Wednesday afternoon, however this may vary on the odd occasion depending on the availability of the hall.

I am looking forward to our first fun filled half term together!

If you have any questions please feel free to come and see me.

Thank you,

Mr Ellis