Year 3 - Mr P Longthorne



Welcome to class PLY3

Hello and welcome to Mr Longthorne’s Year3 class where we hope to have a superb year ahead! Mrs Furniss is our ETA support who works in the class for four days a week.

Parent-teacher meetings will take place on Wednesday, October 12th. A letter to enable you to book a slot to meet Mr Longthorne will be sent out nearer the time.


Things to remember:

  • Reading records - Please make sure you listen to your child read each day and sign their reading records. It is an excellent way for you to help your child succeed in both reading and writing!
  • Times tables – Your child should spend 5 minutes each day to learn their times tables. This will really help with answering the calculations they need to solve.
  • Our spelling test is on Monday. New spellings are sent home on the previous Monday, so make sure you help your child practice them ready for their test the following week.
  • Swimming is on Monday morning, so make sure your child comes to school with their swimming costume (swimsuit for girls, trunks or lycra shorts, not long shorts for boys), hat and towel. Remember, if your child wears earrings, they are not allowed to swim with them in, so we advise you to take them out before coming to school.
  • PE is on Friday morning so make sure your child comes to school with their PE kit – T-shirt and shorts, trainers, sweatshirt or hoodie and jogging bottoms for outdoor sessions.
  • Celebration assembly at 9:10 on a Friday – Children who have impressed the adults in class will be chosen as our star pupil of the week and will receive a certificate of achievement. All mums, dads, grandparents or carers are welcome to come along any week.


Autumn term

Literacy – We will be reading UG! by E. Raymond Briggs. This is a story about a boy genius in the stone age and his quest for a pair of trousers that don’t itch!

From reading this we will aim to improve our writing skills and build on our sentences, writing narrative pieces and editing and improving these pieces.

Maths – We will begin with number and place value which is very important. After working on our counting skills, we will progress to adding, subtracting and multiplying. We will also be learning how to measure using different units.


Science – This term we are looking at Rocks. We will find out how they feel and know what they are used for. We will set up and carry out investigations and begin to use key vocabulary to explain our findings.


Art and DT- We will develop our art techniques, looking at differences between Stone Age art and the art we are able to produce now and look at some important stone age cave paintings.


Computing - We will learn a range of key skills to help create graphic novels using ICT.


French – We will begin with greetings and learn to how begin a simple conversation.


RE - We will be looking at the different Creation stories and how beliefs are expressed through art including writing, pictures and music.


PHSE – We will be following the “Jigsaw” scheme and investigating our place in the world and the local school community.


Please help your child meet their targets by taking an interest in what they are doing in school and helping them when they need it!


The adults in class are working hard to make sure that the children in our class have a happy and successful year. If you wish to discuss anything concerning your child, please call in and see me at the beginning or end of the school day when we are usually available, or make an appointment at the office.