Welcome to Wasp Class

Wasp is one of our Year 3 classes at the Isle of Ely Primary School. From this page you will be able to read about our curriculum each half term and all the work we get up to in and out of the classroom.

Children have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday. They will need to arrive in their PE kits on these days.

We will also be updating our website with pictures, work and more!

Who works in our classroom?

Mr Matt Turner


In Wasp class this term, we will be learning:


Unit of Work


In Talk for Writing we will be learning a passage from ‘The Twits’ by Roald Dahl. The children will be learning how to write interesting dialogue by punctuating the speech accurately, using synonyms for said and having actions between bits of speech.

Our non-fiction unit will be non-chronological reports.


In maths, we will be developing the children’s understanding of multiplication and division further with written methods with larger numbers. Pupils will use place value table, base ten, place value cards and pictorial representations to support them in solving multiplication and division problems. We will also explore length and perimeter.


In science, pupils will be studying the concept of light. They will learn about light sources, how light travels and why it is important.


In history, pupils will be studying ‘The Anglo Saxons’. They will learn about where the Anglo Saxons came from, their religion and lifestyle and how this changed our country, along with the arrival of the Vikings.


In geography, pupils will be studying the geography of Ely and the fens.

Physical Education

P.E. will be on a Thursday and Friday. PE with Mr Smith will be dodgeball and P.E. with the class teacher will be dance.

Religious Education

In R.E., pupils will learn about the Easter story within Christianity.


In Spanish, pupils will learn some animal names and how to describe our favourite animals using colours.

Personal, Social and Health Education

Our P.S.H.E. this term focusses on diversity and communities.

Design and Technology

In D&T, pupils will learn about castles.


In art, our topic is about the elements of art – form and symmetry.  Pupils will look at examples of significant artists’ work that employ these features and create their own. Our art topic is about texture and shape.


In computing, pupils will be learning how to create a database and apply filters.


In music, pupils will be learning pentatonic melodies inspired by Chinese New Year.

Home Learning

If a pupil is required to self-isolate due to Covid restrictions, work will be uploaded to Teams or emailed to parents. All pupils can also access TTRockstars from home.


This is a link to all the common exception word spellings from Year 1 to Year 4 for you to practise with your child at home. 

Common Exception Words spelling mat

Knowledge Organisers

At the Isle of Ely Primary School, we use knowledge organisers as a tool to help our children learn more and remember more and to allow parents and carers to support their children's learning. In our knowledge organisers, you will find essential knowledge, key dates, important vocabulary and key figures. The knowledge organisers can also be used as a fun assessment tool which will help children to see the progress they have made.




Religious Education





Design Technology


Our Class Text is:

The Twits by Roald Dahl

What have we been up to?

Newsflash w/c/ 16th Jan 2023

In English this week, we have been innovating our own chapter of ‘The Twits’ using our new learning on dialogue. In maths, we have been learning about multiplying and dividing 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers using different written methods. During our geography lessons this half term, we have been creating our own story map all about the Fens, adding to it each lesson (Have a look at the picture right, can you retell the information at home?). In history, we explored the kingdoms of the Picts and the Scots. In RE we explored the celebration of Lent. During computing we explored the differences between paper and computerised databases (Have a look at the picture left). In PE we have created a dance based around factories and machines, moving around and shutting down. In our Science lessons, we investigated how objects can be transparent, translucent and opaque, using light to test this. In Art, we continued our learning of symmetry with geometric shapes. Well done this week Wasp class.

Newsflash w/c/ 9th Jan 2023

What a busy, full week we have had. In English, we have continued to explore dialogue in The Twits and understanding its structure. In maths, we have begun to explore methods we can use to multiply larger numbers. We have started our new history topic on the Anglo Saxons, as well as symmetry and form in art, databases in computing, light in science and exploring Lunar New Year (sometimes called Chinese New Year) in music. In geography, we explored the physical geography of the Fens. In R.E., we discussed why Easter is an important celebration for Christians. We have continued to add to our dances in PE and have learnt the names of some animals in Spanish.

Newsflash w/c/ 2nd Jan 2023

What a great start to 2023! We have begun reading The Twits and learning how to punctuate direct speech in English.  In Maths we have finished our work on the 3, 4 and 8 times tables with some problem solving.  We have started our new geography unit on the local area and in RE we have begun to learn about the Christian festival of Easter. In dance we have learnt how to move like machines. In PSHE we have thought about our identities and what makes us, us.

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