Mr Squires

Class Teacher

Hello and welcome to our Year 3 class page

Our Autumn Term learning topic is:

Mrs Randall

Teaching Assistant


Larch Class Gallery


In History, we have been learning about the Tudor royal family, including Henry VIII and his six wives.

"Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived."

In Art, we investigated Tudor portraits and the work of artist Hans Holbein.  We used sketching techniques and oil pastels to recreate the portraits.

In English, we also wrote descriptive sentences about our portraits using the past and present tenses.


We have been outside exploring the school garden and pond area.  We found some interesting plants and pond creatures.

In Science, our topic is Animals Including Humans.  We have been learning about nutrition and different skeletal systems, including the scientific names for major human  bones.


This is our class display for Reading Stars, our new whole school reading challenge to promote reading for pleasure.  Can Larch Class earn enough stars by reading at home at least 4 times per week to win themselves a treat?

We made and painted these amazing clay models of the Tudor Rose.

Other Useful Links

Large collection of free downloadable ebooks from Central Beds Library Services.

List of all phonics sounds to support reading and spelling.

Example of how to form cursive handwriting.

Blank lined pages for practising cursive handwriting.

Website with resources to help learn times tables.

Free website with online, automatically marked questions covering English, maths and science.

A collection of free audio books for children (and older readers).

Free activities and resources based on the natural world and the animals seen in their Virtual Zoo Days.

YouTube channel of Joe Wicks, presenter of daily "PE with Joe" sessions.  Also home to shorter Kids Workouts To Do At Home and a range of other workout videos to tire out both children and adults!

Home Learning Resources

Education City

Our online games and learning resources portal.  Pupils should have taken home a letter with their login details.  Contact Mr Squires for a reminder.

Times Tables Rock Stars

Our online times tables learning resource.  Pupils should have taken home a letter with their login details.  Contact Mr Squires for a reminder.

Oxford Owl

Free English and maths games and resources, including a great selection of ebooks linked to school reading levels.

Twinkl Parents Hub

Free parent guides, resources and activities.  You may need to subscribe for free here using the offer code CVDTWINKLHELPS.

BBC Bitesize

Huge library of video clips and games for learning. NOW INCLUDES daily video lessons for home schooling.


BBC Teach

Archive of BBC video and audio clips linked to the curriculum.


BBC Super Movers

Active learning videos!  Song and movement routines linked to the curriculum, including times tables.


Oak National Academy

A collection of newly created online lessons and resources, backed by the DfE. 

Phonics Play

Free resources to help develop reading skills.

Maths 4 Kids

YouTube channel with useful videos covering a variety of maths topics.

Teach Your Monster to Read

A free game designed to help develop reading skills.


Free online mathematics resources for ages 3 to 18 developed by the University of Cambridge.

Teacher's Pet

Free weekly home learning resource packs.

Classroom Secrets

Free interactive games, video tutorials and downloadable home learning packs.

Hamilton Trust

Free English and maths learning at home packs. 


Free home learning packs and resources.

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