Thorney Close Primary School

Thorney Close Primary School

“Where Learning Blossoms”




 LARCH - year 3

Welcome to the class page for Year 3 Larch.  

This class page will be updated throughout the school year with pictures, news, curriculum information and external links to useful documents and activities.  

We hope it gives you an insight into life in our class! 





Autumn Term 1 Homework - Larch - October 17

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This half term we have tried incredibly hard to complete some creative homework all linked to our class topic on the Stone Age. We now have enough tools to help build a small settlement! Several children have even recreated Stonehenge! We have received bows, arrows and spears ready to fight off any challengers! Not only this, but many children have brought in different examples of Stone Age jewellery, including bracelets and necklaces. Lots of children have also completed research on our topic, from Stone Age food to Woolly Mammoths! An excellent effort Larch class!

Created: 9 Oct 17 16:54 | Last modified: 9 Oct 17 16:56

Cave Paintings - Larch - 7th October 17

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In Larch class, we have been busy creating our own Stone Age cave paintings. Using inspiration from the Lascaux caves in France, where children discovered cave age paintings from thousands of years ago, we used crayons, chalk and charcoal to create our own 3D cave paintings. We were very impressed with the results!

Created: 9 Oct 17 16:48 | Last modified: 9 Oct 17 16:53

Stonehenge - Larch - 7th October 17

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This week we started to learn all about Stonehenge. We used books to research what it is and how it was built and then we had a go at creating our own example! It was quite tricky, but not as hard as pulling the original bluestones from the Welsh mountains all the way to Wiltshire!

Created: 9 Oct 17 16:43 | Last modified: 9 Oct 17 16:47


In addition to the weekly spelling and times tables practise teachers will be sending home this year, we have introduced a more creative and fun approach to home learning. Based on the topics your child will be exploring in class, we have included activities from across the curriculum subjects.

During the half term, we expect each child to earn a minimum of 60 points from their homework options. Obviously, if they’d like to complete more, we’d love to see this too! Those pupils who complete individual tasks will be invited to share their creations and research to the class on a Friday afternoon.

Autumn Term 1 The Stone Age

20 points

Create a cave painting

Using crayons, coloured pencils, paints or felt tips, create a cave painting which looks thousands of years old

10 points

Create a fact file about the Stone Age

Use the internet and books, as well as what you have learnt in school, to create a mini-fact file full of information.

10 points

Write down ten facts about woolly mammoths

Using the internet or research from books, record ten facts which tell you about these extinct animals

30 points

Create a Stone Age tool

Using any medium (junk modelling, lego, clay, etc) and your D&T skills to create a Stone Age tool from the past.

10 points

Research Stone Age food

Use the internet and books from the library to find out about Stone Age food and particular menus

10 points

Write a Stone Age diary entry

Imagine you are living in the Stone Age. What is life like for you? What jobs do you have to do and what food do you eat? Can you imagine where you would live?

10 points

Recreate Stonehenge!

Using any medium (junk modelling, lego, clay, etc) and your D&T skills to create Stonehenge! It can be as big or as small as you like!

10 points

Research Stonehenge

Visit a library and find books on the Stone Age to share in class

40 points

Create a poster about the Stone Age

Design a poster which includes information about Stone Age buildings, food, tools or animals

40 points

Recreate Stonehenge!

Using the internet or research from books, record ten facts which tell you about Stonehenge: why was it there and what is it? Do you know where it can be found and what does it look like!


20 points

Create a Stone Age meal

Using the menus you have found on the internet or in books, create your own meal and take a photo to bring into class!

30 points

Create a Stone Age necklace or bracelet

Using any medium (junk modelling, lego, clay, etc) and your D&T skills to create a Stone Age necklace or bracelet from the past

Larch Class News

Check back here regularly to find out what's going on in our class. Whole school news can be found by clicking on the below links.

School News   Diary Listing  Thorney Times   Notices


Larch Class Letters

Below you will find letters that have been distributed to our class. All downloadable material will be offered in PDF format for easy reading and printing. However, if you do not have access to a printer and require an additional letter then please do not hesitate to request a copy at the main school office.Whole school letters can be found by clicking on the below links.

Thorney Times Whole School Letters

Educational Visit Letters 

Autumn Term 1 Homework

Year 3 Swimming Letter (letter sent out 5th September 2017)


Click on the curriculum icon below to view the curriculum topics for the current school year. 


Year 3 and Year 4 Spelling List

Year 3 Writing Checklist


At Thorney Close Primary School, we value the support of parents in enabling their children to become fluent readers, who read for pleasure and enjoyment. Please click on the guidelines below for an overview on how you can support your child at home to ensure they make the maximum progress.

Key Stage 2 Reading Guidelines


Thorney Close Primary School Calculation Policy

Useful Links and Documents

Below you will find links to useful documents, resources, online games and activities.

  Sumdog Maths for Year 3 English for Year 3

Letter-join  Letter-join is an on-line resource for teaching cursive handwriting at school and at home. It uses interactive animations to demonstrate joined-up letter formation and hundreds of worksheets for real handwriting practice.