Bishop Ian Ramsey Church of England Primary School

Beech class

(Year 3)

Mrs howes-jones

Summer 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 – Class texts: The Iron Man and Featherlight 

Maths – Money and Time 

RE –  How and why do believers show their commitment during the journey of life?    

Science – Scientists and Inventors

Geography - Investigating our local area

DT - Designing a Greek Labyrinth 

PSHE - Developing a positive mindset

Computing – Computer Science: Branching databases and Digital Literacy 

PE - Athletics  

Music  - Reflect, rewind and replay


Key information for Summer 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 days are Thursday and Friday. On these days, 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 weathers.



The children will be given a new homework task every Friday, linked to our curriculum in school. They should return their homework book by a Wednesday. 



There will be a Spelling Test every Friday. These will be sent home on a Friday for your child to practice at home. 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 every day. These should then come back into school the following day. They will have various opportunities throughout the week to read and share their books, both alone and with their peers. They are also expected to complete a test after completing each book. 


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.