King-Smith | Y3

Class Teacher: Mr Ewen

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Kirk

About Dick King-Smith

Ronald Gordon King-Smith OBE, Hon.MEd (27 March 1922 – 4 January 2011), was a prolific English writer of children’s books, primarily using the pen name Dick King-Smith. He is best known for The Sheep-Pig (1983), or Babe the Gallant Pig in the US. It was adapted as the movie Babe (1995) and translations have been published in fifteen languages. He was awarded an Honorary Master of Education degree by the University of the West of England in 1999 and appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2010 New Year Honours. Dick and Myrle had three children – two daughters (Juliet and Lizzie) and one son (Giles).


Hello and welcome to King- Smith class, which is one of the year 3 classes at Dartford Bridge that consists of Mr. Ewen and Mrs Kirk.  We are looking forward to a fun and exiting year ahead with lots of challenges with lots of interesting new topics to learn about.

The first topic that we will be doing is called ‘Predators’ which is very science based and we will be finding out lots of interesting facts about all different animals. We will be focusing on a text by Roald Dahl and exploring exactly what a predator is and why we have them.

Important information: Tuesday (indoor) and Friday (Outdoor) we have PE.  Homework will be given out on a Wednesday and will need to be handed in the following Monday.

  • Monday afternoon we have Computing and music
  • Tuesday afternoon we have Indoor P.E and French
  • Wednesday afternoon we have RE/PSHE and Art
  • Thursday afternoon we have Topic
  • Friday afternoon we have Outdoor P.E and Science

Our expectations for the year ahead.

We expect the children to read at least three times a week and hand their reading records back in on a Monday, so that they can be checked and signed by either myself or Mrs Kirk. Homework to be handed in and of a good quality which the children have completed themselves, if the children do not hand their homework in or do not understand it and need some extra help, they will have access to homework club where they can complete their work with support from an adult.