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.

Year 3 - Chawla Class and Obama Class

Dr. Kalpana Chawla | National Air and Space Museum Michelle Obama on moment she fell in love with Barack Obama

Chawla Class

Class teachers: Mrs Stafford

Learning Assistants: Miss Day

Obama Class

Class teacher: Miss Birchall

Learning Assistants: Miss Dawson


This term:



This term, our STEAM focus is Maths and we will be answering the question ‘Can I create, carry out an experiment and present my data in a variety of different ways?’. We will be designing magnet powered vehicles and assessing the impact of forces. We will be analysing and presenting data to showcase how effective those machines were. 

The outcomes for the journey will include designing, making and evaluating a machine to collect litter.

Throughout the learning journey we will:

  • compare how things move on different surfaces
  • observe how magnetic poles interact
  • classify and compare materials based on their properties
  • investigate the strength of magnets
  • create and test a prototype for a component
  • create a final design based on a design brief
  • create a purposeful and functional final product
  • test and evaluate a final product against a design brief


This term we will be thinking about composition and calculation of numbers up to and across the 100 boundary. We will learn that:

  • there are ten tens in 100 and 100 ones in 100
  • 100 can be composed multiplicatively from 50, 25 or 20 and that these units are commonly used in graphing and measures.
  • known addition facts can be used to calculate complements to 100
  • known strategies for addition and subtraction across the tens boundary can be combined to count and calculate across the hundreds boundary in multiples of ten
  • knowledge of two-digit numbers can be extended to count and calculate across the hundreds boundary from/to any two-digit number in ones or tens


We will be writing first person narrative descriptions. Throughout this learning journey we will:

  • Use and sustain the first person perspective
  • Select precise adjectives to modify nouns
  • Use expanded noun phrases to describe in detail
  • Use adverbs to modify verbs
  • Use coordinating conjunctions to vary sentence structures


This term, we will be exploring the following texts: Greta and the Giants; Leon and the Place Between; The Pebble in my pocket.

We will be able to:

  • Retrieve key details by reading closely
  • Respond to the core themes in a text
  • Draw diagrams to exemplify some text
  • Find evidence to support a given inference
  • Identify an appropriate theme for a text
  • Use clues to interpret the intended meaning
  • Identify details from a text accurately and efficiently
  • Infer the view of an author from their language selection


During this unit, learners develop their understanding of digital devices, with an initial focus on inputs, processes, and outputs. They also compare digital and non-digital devices. Following this, learners are introduced to computer networks, including devices that make up a network’s infrastructure, such as wireless access points and switches. The unit concludes with learners discovering the benefits of connecting devices in a network.

HRE (Health and Relationships)

This term, we will be focussing on health and wellbeing.

In the first half of the term, we will focus on physical health. We will learn:

  • about the elements of a balanced, healthy lifestyle
  • how to recognise opportunities to be physically active and some of the risks associated with an inactive lifestyle
  • about the benefits of sun exposure and risks of overexposure; how to keep safe from sun damage and sun/heat stroke
  • how to maintain good oral hygiene (including correct brushing and flossing); why regular visits to the dentist are essential
  • about what good physical health means; how to recognise early signs of physical illness
  • that bacteria and viruses can affect health; how everyday hygiene routines can limit the spread of infection; the wider importance of personal hygiene and how to maintain it
  • how and when to seek support, including which adults to speak to in and outside school, if they are worried about their health

In the second half of the term, we will focus on mental health. We will learn:

  • that mental health, just like physical health, is part of daily life; the importance of taking care of mental health
  • how to recognise and name different feelings using stage-appropriate vocabulary from Zones of Regulation
  • to recognise that feelings can change over time


All the learning this term is focused around one song: Let Your Spirit Fly, an R&B song by Joanna Mangona. The material presents an integrated approach to music where games, the dimensions of music (pulse, rhythm, pitch etc), singing and playing instruments are all linked.


 This term, our indoor PE will be gymnastics. We will learn to:

  • safely complete different types of roll
  • safely complete different types of jump, including on and off apparatus
  • hold different types of balance alone and with a partner, including on apparatus

This term, our outdoor PE will be football. We will learn to:

  • control a ball while standing on the spot
  • control a ball while on the move, including dribbling around obstacles
  • accurately make long and short passes
  • safely receive the ball
  • kick towards a given target
  • play games incorporating the skills we have learned

MFL – French

Our unit this term is called “Getting to know you”. This term we will explore the basics of the French language. The children will learn to:

  • say hello and goodbye
  • introduce themselves
  • say if they are feeling good/bad/so-so
  • count to 10
  • say how old they are


This term, we will explore the big question, “Do you shape your own destiny”. Over the course of the unit we will learn to:

  • explain what Sikhs believe about God
  • explain what Jewish people believe about God
  • explain what Humanists believe about God