Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England Primary School

Beech class

(Year 3)

Mrs howes-jones

Spring 1


Welcome to our class page! Hopefully you will find this page useful. On our class page we have details of our topics for this half term as well as other useful information about Beech Class and websites that we use to help our learning. 

Mrs Howes-Jones  


What we will be learning about this half term?

English – The Egyptian Cinderella and There's a Pharaoh in our bath!

Maths – Number: multiplication and division Measurement: money 

RE – Hinduism                    

Science – Light and Shadows

History - Ancient Egypt - Why did the Ancient Egyptians build pyramids?

Art - Jewellery designers

Music –3 Little Birds

PSHE - Families 

Computing – Computer Science: Simulations 

PE - Dance and Swimming 


Key information for Spring 1

Arrival and collection

Children can arrive into school between 8.45am - 9.00am each morning and our collection time is 3.10pm. 


Bringing things in from home

The children should bring in a water bottle which they will take home each day as well as their packed lunch (if they do not receive a school lunch). They can also bring in their own hand gel if they wish. They do not need any other equipment such as pencil cases, stationary etc as they will have everything they need at their own desk.


PE days

Our PE day is a Friday. On this day, the children should come into school wearing their PE kit. They do not need to bring in their normal school uniform to get changed into, they will just stay in their PE kit all day. As the vast majority of our PE needs to take place outdoors, they should wear their normal PE t-shirt and a tracksuit/appropriate sports clothing that is suitable for all weather.

Swimming will also take place on a Thursday. Please send your child with a swimming costume/trunks, a towel and a hat. They can also bring goggles if they would like. 



The children will be asked to work on some Topic-based tasks every other week which will be in a grid format on a sheet for them to take home. Please see the link below for Topic Homework for Spring 1. We will also send home a Homework book with a Maths and an English task every other week.

 Topic Grid - Spring 1



There will be a Spelling Test every Friday. These will be sent home via Class Dojo. The children will also have the opportunity during the week to practice and embed the spelling rules. 



The children will take their Accelerated Reader book home (with their Reading Record book) every day. These should then come back into school every day.


Times tables

We also encourage the children to practice times tables using TT Rockstars.


Useful websites

Visit these websites for some games to practice your English skills.


Visit these websites for some games to practice your Maths skills.


This is a useful website to practice a range of different subject areas.

Bishop Ian Ramsey CE Primary School is part of the Durham Diocesan MAT. Durham Diocesan MAT is a company limited by guarantee (company number 10847279) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales at Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham, DH1 3RY.