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Willowcroft Community School

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Foxes Class

Teacher - Mrs Kate Placentino

Teaching Assistant - Mr Dean Pavely

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Alex Brewerton

The over-arching question for Year 3 is:


How have human lives changed and developed over time?

Term 4's topic question is: 

'How does nature cope with change?'


During this topic, the children are given the power to change an ecosystem and save an animal in danger of becoming extinct!


They will become mini scientists and geologists, learning all about the reintroduction of Wolves in Yellowstone national park and the reintroduction of Red Kites in the Chilterns. They will explore the advantages and disadvantages of both of these reintroductions.


They will then have the power to decide and persuade the Scottish Natural Heritage to either reintroduce/not reintroduce Wolves into Scotland!



Curriculum Snapshot

Parent Information:


Here is all the information that you will need to know for the upcoming term but if there is anything you need clarification on, please come and speak to us.


  • School gates open at 8.30 a.m.
  • School finishes at 3.00 p.m.
  • KS2 Gold Book Assembly is on a Tuesday at 2.30 p.m.


Dates to remember:

  • 7th March - World Book Day (children can dress up as a character from a book if they wish.  If they don't wish to dress up then they need to wear their school uniform).
  • 13th and 14th March - Parents Evenings.
  • 21st March - Easter Disco
  • 28th March - Last day of term - Non-uniform day (1pm finish)



P.E. is on a Tuesday (this may be outside so please ensure the appropriate clothes for the weather).

If there are any changes to the PE timetable I will inform parents on ClassDojo.



In Year 3 we learn to play the recorder!  We have lessons each week with Mrs Robertson from Oxfordshire County Music Service.



  • Reading - Children need to read 5 times a week and record this in their reading record books. 


  • Spelling - Children are given eight words to practice each week.  These words come from the statutory words for Year 3 as well as topic-related words and common exception words.  There is a spelling test each Friday.


  • TTRS and SumDog - Children are encouraged to log onto these maths sites each week.