Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

01924 325300


Overthorpe CofE Academy

Edge Top Road, Dewsbury, WF12 0BH

01924 325300


Overthorpe CofE Academy

Believe, enjoy, achieve.

Einstein Class Year 3 

Welcome to Einstein Class.


In Einstein class, the teacher is Miss Gledhill and the teaching assistant is Mrs Wilson.


This term, we are learning about ‘Into the Dragon’s Den’ in our Theme lessons. In Science we will learn about the different types of teeth and their functions, describing the basic parts of the digestive system and discussing seasonality. In History and Geography, we will find out where the Vikings came from, where they travelled and settled. We will also find out how the Vikings made an impact on Anglo-Saxons in the UK. In Computing – we will be researching Vikings. In Art and DT, we will design and create dragon eyes, build Viking helmets, plan and design brooches and learn about pneumatics and create a moving mouth for our plastic dragon creations. In English, your child will learn about writing stories of the adventures of a Viking God, letters as a Viking, non-chronological reports about Viking life and poems that convey an image. We will be reading ‘How to Train your Dragon’ by Cressida Cowell and ‘Find out Vikings’ by Dorling Kindersley. In Maths, your child will be learning fractions, measurements, geometry, statistics and decimals. Please see our school website for further information about our curriculum.


In addition to this we will work with the Outdoor Learning teacher (Mrs. Earnshaw) on Wednesday mornings and the French teacher (Miss Juan) on Wednesdays.  We will also have brass lessons on Monday afternoons.

Key Information:

PE and Swimming Days

All Lower Key Stage 2 (Y3/4) will have PE on Wednesdays. Your child will need a white top, black shorts and pumps on this day. Year 4 will go swimming on Tuesday afternoons, whilst Year 3 will have PE.

Year 4 will require:

Trunks (not swimming shorts) or a one piece swimsuit (not a bikini)

A swimming cap

A towel

Home Reading and Homework.

It is vitally important that your child reads at home regularly and learns to love reading. We believe that this is essential for your child to understand and access all other subjects.  Please return book bags and home reading books any day for changing.  Your child will receive homework on Thursday and we would like it to be returned on the following Wednesday.

Water Bottle and Pencil Cases.

We would encourage your child to bring a labelled water bottle to school, so that they can keep hydrated throughout the day. We ask that toys and sweets are not brought into school, but pencil cases are allowed. Finally, please ensure that all jumpers and cardigans have name labels in them.

Outdoor Learning.

We will be working closely with Mrs. Earnshaw for outdoor learning activities on Wednesday mornings. Please ensure that your child has suitable clothing, footwear, hats and sun cream if required.