GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

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Crawley Region

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Redhill Region

Sunbury & Camberley Region

Brunel (Year 3)

2 1185 eBrunel (Year 3)

Class teacher: Miss Brooks

Learning Assistants: Mrs Smith and Ms Davies

Spring 1 Curriculum Newsletter

 Year 3


Welcome to Year 3! We are all so excited to get back to learning in school and hope your child is looking forward to the new term.

We hope you are getting familiar with the routines regarding safety around the school site. We have continued to increase our systems in school for safety and hygiene.

As ever this term is a busy one, packed full of exciting learning. Within this curriculum newsletter there is some key information to help you support your child’s learning whilst they are part of Brunel.


Tuesday is our PE day this term. We will be learning football skills.  Please can your child bring appropriate Outdoor PE kit to school each Tuesday (NOT football boots).

Thursday morning is our swimming day.  Your child will need a swim hat, a towel, swimwear (trunks or short shorts for boys – NOT baggy shorts down to the knees, and one-piece costumes for girls) and a bag to put it all in.  Please ensure that if your child has long hair, that it is tied up.

Earrings must be removed or covered for PE.


In year 3, children begin to work with numbers up to 999! To achieve this, Autumn term builds on ‘composition and calculation to 100 and bridging 100’. Children will be able to explore the ‘additive and multiplicative’ composition of 100. Once children feel happy and secure in this, we will move onto bridging the gap between two-digit and three-digit numbers. Whilst there is a lot to learn, this all builds on prior learning of year 2 and children should be able to progress quickly!

We will also introduce new times tables, it is therefore important your child engages with TTrockstars.


This term our STEAM focus is Maths and we will be answering the question is ‘Can I create, carry out an experiment and present my data in a variety of different ways?’ and we will be presenting investigations showing: distance travelled on different surfaces, strengths of magnets and looking at whether magnets can help a car travel further. We will be exploring the question “The sale of new petrol or diesel cares should sop on 2030”. The children will have an opportunity to explore this fully, deciding if they ‘support’ or ‘challenge’ it. 


To start of this term, we will be learning how to write in the first-person narrative. Children will learn how to use a range of descriptive devices, describe a setting in detail, build atmosphere through precise selection of vocabulary and use coordinating conjunctions. Children will write a golden piece of writing from the first-person perspective by the end of this module.

Whole class reading

This unit is set in the context of the core text Greta and the Giants by Zoë Tucker. The next few weeks allow children to explore information about climate change. By the end of this unit, children will know how real events can be presented as a narrative and be able to retrieve key details through reading closely and even respond to the core themes in a text.


We expect children to have daily opportunities to read to, or with, someone at home, as well as independently. Reading can include: books, newspapers, magazines, online reading, eBooks, reading tablets, information books, adverts, menus, poems, song lyrics – the list is endless. The important thing is that your child reads regularly (preferably daily!) and enjoys, and is engaged with, the reading!

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