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3K Forgiveness Class




Welcome to Forgiveness Class


Hello Parents/Carers/Children of Year 3, 



Mr Kirkman 

Mrs Fraser 

The Class Teacher is Mr Kirkman and the Teaching Assistant is Mrs Fraser. 


Welcome back and what a pleasure it is to see the children again and their eagerness to learn. It will most certainly help prepare them in their next stage of the school term. Although, outside of school there may seem much uncertainty, inside, the children will be embracing the positivity, kindness and learning that sets our school apart.


A new term signals a new overarching question that provides the children with the opportunity to question, think, reflect and evaluate the subjects they are learning in order to draw conclusions in a spiritual way. We hope you enjoy the term alongside us and enjoy seeing how the children make a difference a long the way.



Our PE lessons will take place on a Monday and Wednesday. Children will need inside and outside kit as they will be participating in Football and Fitness this term. 


Homework for English and Maths will be set weekly, including weekly spellings and times tables to learn that will be tested on Friday's. Children will also frequently learn to read and spell Year 3 common words. 

Our Class Novels

Term 1



Stig of the Dump

By Clive King 


Barney is a solitary little boy who often wanders off by himself in the countryside. Exploring an old chalk pit, he finds himself in a cave where he meets a strange boy who wears a rabbit skin and speaks in grunts. His grandparents don't believe Barney when he tells them about his new cave boy friend - but nevertheless, the two enjoy plenty of fun together. This lovely story about the unlikely friendship between Barney and stone-age Stig has stood the test of time.


Term 2



The Iron Man

By Ted Hughes 

Melding science fiction with fairy tale, The Iron Man tells the story of a gigantic metal robot who appears out of nowhere, crashing onto the beach and shattering into many parts. He is discovered by Hogarth, a young boy. The Iron Man proceeds to devour farm machinery, until the farmers rise up against him.​​​​​​​

Term 5

The Sheep-Pig

When Farmer Hogget wins a piglet at the fair, he is amazed that Fly, his sheep-dog, welcomes him as one of her own pups. Fly names the piglet Babe and teaches him all he needs to know about the farm and its animals. As he watches his 'Mum' round up the sheep, he decides he would love to try too. However, his legs are too short and he is far too plump to run after a flock of sheep. He then tries a different tactic; politely asking the sheep to form an orderly line! The sheep are so surprised to be treated with respect that they happily oblige and Farmer Hogget soon notices that Babe has a certain knack with them. 


One of Dick King-Smith's best loved tales; this wonderful book is full of gentle humour. The short chapters make it ideal for confident readers and it will be particularly enjoyed by animal lovers. 




Other books to support our learning this term: 


We look forward to continuing to work with our children and families as we enter the first Summer term. 


As part of our quest to ensure children grow into respectful, tolerable and grounded individuals, we will be answering an overarching question each term. Please spend time talking to your child about this question and the possible answers and debates. 


Our overarching question: 'Can a wrong always be put right?'


To keep up to date with all of our achievements, follow us on Twitter: @MrKirkTeach