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Stowford School


The Amazon Rainforest

Class text: The Great Kapok Tree

This year has been a very different and exciting time in Year 3 at Stowford. We have shuffled the curriculum and have some brilliant new topics to inspire and excite you. We have the wonderful Mrs Hill and Mrs Ward to help and support in the classroom.


This term, the children of Year 3 will be immersed in the ever-changing and interesting Amazon rainforest. They will investigate how the location and climate of rainforests and find out about the wide variety of  plants and animals that live in the different layers of the Amazon rainforest. Also, after looking at Xavier Cortada’s colourful rainforest and environmental art,  we will be creating our very own rainforest masterpieces using the same techniques and styles.

For English, we will begin by looking at ‘Hortense and the Shadow’. After reading this fairy tale, the children will look at different grammatical features to use when structuring their writing.


We will continue to use 'White Rose' as our learning scheme and much of the resources for this can be found online if you want to follow what we are doing and support your child at home. This term, we will begin by looking at length and perimeter and then later in the term move on to fractions. Please feel free to talk to us at any point regarding any area of maths that your child is struggling with. We will continue to support the children with their speed and recall of the times tables and we will use 'Times Tables Rock Stars' as a way to excite and track their progress. 

PE will be on a Monday and Thursday and children are required to wear their PE kits for the entirety of these day. For he duration of this term, children will have French with the wonderful, Mrs Kandes, on alternate Thursdays, rather than Wild Tribe. 

Mr Farnham