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Welcome to Class 3

Taught by Miss Brown with Teaching Assistant Mrs Wood.

Hello! Welcome to Class 3.

Class 3 is taught by Miss Brown with Mrs Wood as teaching assistant. Mrs Booth teaches P.E, R.E and Music on Thursday afternoons.

Important Information for Class 3

  • P.E. – We do P.E. on a Tuesday and Thursday. On a Tuesday, our P.E. focus will be Skipping. Please ensure your child has warm clothing on this day, as this will sometimes be outside. On a Thursday, Mrs Broadhurst will be teaching Gymnastics.
  • Spellings – Our spellings test is on a Friday. New spellings will then be given out ready to be tested the next week.
  • SMIRFS – We will continue to work on SMIRF targets which can be found in the front of the yellow reading record. Try and practise mental maths recall with your child at home as this will help them progress through the planets.
  • Homework – This will be given out on a Friday and normally children will have until the following Thursday to hand this back in. This week’s homework is writing about our recent visit to the Jorvik Centre.
  • Times Tables Rockstars – We have all had a practice logging into Times tables Rockstars and your child has written their login in their reading records. Please visit Times Table Rockstars and play a game at home! https://ttrockstars.com/ 

Spring Term

Happy new year! I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas break. We had such a busy but exciting Autumn Term here in Class 3 learning all about WW2. Please scroll down to see all the wonderful things we did last term.

As we head into the Spring term, our new topic is all about the Anglo-Saxons. We have lots of exciting things planned for the term, including a trip to the Jorvik Centre in York. As usual, we will continue to update our class page with daily snippets of life in Class 3 so please come back and visit our website to see all the things we have been up to!

Educational Visits

We loved our recent visit to The Jorvik Centre and The Dig. We learnt all about Anglo-Saxon life and enjoyed the workshop about Anglo-Saxon medicine! Here are some pictures of the day.

Geography

In Geography, the children have been learning how to use 8 compass points. Here are two children directing each other to different places on the map using compass directions.

Giving directions

Our Geography work this half term has been all about settlements and what early settlers needed. Class 3 were split into 3 groups and debated which site would be best for Anglo-Saxons to settle in. Arguments included whether the soil was fertile or not, is a hill or flat land more beneficial and how the water can provide transport links. Site C was the winning site!

English

In English this term, we are reading the story of Beowulf. So far, we have made predictions about the story, using evidence to back up our answers. We have also created new characters and written descriptions about them, in preparation for creating our own story! Here are some images of our creations.

Maths

In Maths we have been measuring lengths of different objects. Some children are using non-standard units and some children are using centimetres and millimetres. Here, the children are on an object hunt to find something exactly 7.6cm!

Children have also been measuring perimeter. Here, we estimated, measured and then recorded the perimeter of our school playground. We did this four times and worked out the average. It was 81.1m!

Here we are investigation perimeter and area. The children used post-it notes to make shapes of different perimeters, exploring the relationship between perimeter and area. Some children had a challenge of making shapes ensuring the black crosses did not touch each other. They worked out that a maximum of 6 crosses could be used without placing them next to each other.

ART/DT

In Art, the children designed and created their own messages written in Anglo-Saxon runes. Can you work them out?

We have also spent the last couple of weeks designing and making our very own shields. Children used the chromebooks to research their designs before doing their own.

Here are some pictures of our creations.

Science

We now have a page dedicated to Science. Head over to this page, located under the Children Zone tab, to see the wonderful investigations we have been doing!

Extra events

Some of the children in Class 3 are super proud of themselves for finally finishing our 3D globe puzzle! It has taken several weeks to complete but they didn’t give up.

Class 3 enjoyed joining up with Class 4 last week. Class 4 listened to readers, helped us with our spellings and even helped us practise our SMIRFS!

Class 3 have had a well-earned treat this week. They managed to collect 6 tokens which were achieved through always being ready to learn. Class 3 chose to have an Arty/Crafty afternoon. Some children chose to do mindfulness colouring, some chose to do junk modelling and some children are busy making posters on the chromebooks. A brilliant afternoon!

Autumn Term

Topic and trips

Our first topic was World War 2. We learnt all about the important events in WW2 and the children loved their visit to Eden Camp where we learnt all about life in the war. Here are some pictures from our trip.

English

In English, we loved reading ‘Friend or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo and our writing was been based around this story. The children wrote letters from David telling his mum all about his new life in the countryside. We had a debate about whether David and Tucky should help the German soldiers. Each side developed their argument and presented their thoughts. Afterwards, we had a secret ballot where the final vote agreed they should help the soldiers.

For the final part of Autumn term, our focus was on using I.C.T to research Anderson shelters. We used this information to help us write a diary entry from the perspective of a child living in WW2. We used our 5 senses to really help us imagine what life was like living in an Anderson shelter during WW2. We even had a taste of some SPAM – the children agreed they wouldn’t have liked eating it all the time!

Science

During the Autumn term, we looked at Animals including Humans. We had a very exciting visit from DEFRA and the children became ‘plant pest detectives’ for the day. We went on a bug hut around the wildlife area and then used a key to determine if the bugs were friendly or pests.

We also learnt all about how our bodies work. The children loved our experiment on the digestive system (although some were a little squeamish!)

Maths

In Maths, we worked hard learning all about place value of 3 and 4 digit numbers. We focused on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, using concrete resources to help us work out the answer to problems.

P.E

We had a visit from Mr Skippy where the children learnt some amazing new skipping skills! We will continue practising these skills in P.E.

Wow! We have had another special visitor in, this time to teach us some dance moves. The children created their own dance routine based on different sports and performed their routine to music.

Events

Here are Class 3 taking part in Race for Life. We loved dressing up and raising money for Cancer Research.

What a great day for Children in Need. We loved coming to school in our pyjamas. Well done to our Class 3 baker who won Huby Bake Off!

Art/DT

Class 3 created Blitz artwork using pastels.

The next Art project was all about Propaganda posters. The children used the chromebooks to research different posters from WW2 and their meanings, before creating their own slogan and design. We used watercolours to create the final effect.

Our final D.T project for Autumn Term was designing and making our own Anderson shelters. Stage 1 involved making the base and using paper mache to make it strong. Here are some pictures from Stage 1.

Stage 2 was painting our shelters and embellishing them using various materials. Here are some pictures of the final product. We think they look great!

Geography

In Geography, children enjoyed looking at OS maps of local areas. We used our skills to map the quickest route to Eden Camp. Children then used their knowledge to create their own OS maps, using their mathematical skills to ensure the correct co-ordinates!

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Important Dates
  1. Half Term Week

    February 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Return to school

    March 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  3. World Book Day

    March 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm