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Have a wonderful, restful summer break. See you again on Wednesday 29th August.

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Class Three

Welcome to Class 3

 

Mrs Guildford teaches on Mondays and Tuesdays

Mrs O'Dowd teaches on Thursdays and Fridays

Mrs Guildford and Mrs O'Dowd teach alternate Wednesdays

The class is supported each morning by Miss Clarke or Miss Passingham.

 

Wednesday - Homework handed in

Thursday - PE (Tennis for the second half of the summer term)

Friday - PE; homework given out & multiplication/division tes

 

All children have login details to access 'Times Table Rock Stars'. Please let Mrs O'Dowd know if you have any problems logging on.

 

Our topic for the second half of the summer term is:

I am Warrior!

 

Our class trip to Lunt Roman Fort is on Thursday 14th June 

 

Maths - Fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills will be developed in the areas of

  • All 4 main operations within problems.
  • Shapes (2D and 3D)
  • Position (coordinates)
  • Direction (translation)
  • Statistics (interpreting and presenting data)

 

English

  • Discussions/debates
  • Newspaper reports
  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Reading comprehension skills
 

Science

  • Did the Roman's use toilet roll? (investigating materials)

 

Geography

  • Using maps - human and physical geography
  • Comparing Britain and Italy

 

History

  • The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain
  • Gladiators

 

RE - Why do people pray?

 

PHSE - Are all changes bad? (transition & change)

 

D & T - Shield designing and making

 

Art 

  • Sketching
  • Mosaics 

 

Computers 

  • Coding 
  • Presenting information
 

PE 

  • Swimming (year 4s) Athletics (year 3s)
  • Tennis

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Our Author of the Year is Dick King-Smith

 

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Our Artist of the Year is J.M.W.Turner

 

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Our topic for the first half of the summer term is:

Blue Abyss

 

Maths - Fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills will be developed in the areas of

  • Fractions & decimals
  • Measures - mass (weight) g & kg, capacity/volume ml & l & temperature 
  • All 4 main operations within problems. 

 

English

  • Explanations
  • Newspaper reports
  • Story writing based on the topic theme
  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Reading comprehension skills
 

Science

  • Living things and their habitats
  • Animals including humans

 

Geography

  • Seas and oceans of the world
  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Enviromental issues 

 

RE - What kind of world did Jesus want?

 

PHSE - Healthy mind - healthy bodies. What does healthy mean?

 

D & T - Underwater scene

 

Art 

  • Observational drawings
  • Turner - seascapes

 

Computers 

  • Coding 
  • Presenting information
 

PE 

  • Athletics
  • Striking and fielding

 

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Our topic for the second half of the spring term is:

Tremors

 

Maths - Fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills will be developed in the areas of

  • Place value 
  • Measures - time & length (converting units)

 

English

  • Historical narratives (Pompeii)
  • Play scripts (Class Easter production)
  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Reading comprehension skills
 

Science - Rock

 

Geography - Volcanoes & earth quakes

 

RE - Why do Christians call the day Jesus died 'Good Friday'?

 

PHSE - Understanding the importance of rules and manners

 

History - Pompeii

 

D & T - Structures

 

Computers -

  • Coding 
  • Presenting information
 

PE -

  • Tag rugby
  • Dance

 

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Our topic for the first half of the spring term is:
    Urban Pioneers

Some of the models we made to represent Loughborough in a positive way.
Subjects covered during the topic include:

 

Maths - Fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills will be developed in the areas of

  • Place value
  • Fractions 
  • Money
  • Symmetry
  • Measures (time and length)

 

English

  • Historical narratives
  • Class Easter production
  • Leaflets & autobiographies
  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation
  •  Reading comprehension skills
 

Science - Light

 

RE - What is the Trinity?

 

PHSE - Understanding the importance of rules and manners

 

Art -

  • Gaffiti art
  • Photography

 

History - A local history study

 

Geography - Geographical skills

 

Computers -

  • Coding 
  • Digital maps
 

PE -

  • Tag rugby
  • Gymnastics

 

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Our topic for second half of the autumn term is:
    Potions!  

   


Subjects covered during the topic include:

 

Maths - Fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills will be developed in the areas of

  • Fractions & decimals
  • Shape
  • Measures (time and length)
  • Statistics

 

English

  • Fantasy/imaginary world stories (Alice in Wonderland)
  • Instructions
  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation
  •  Reading comprehension skills
 

Science - State of Matter (solids, liquids and gases)

 

RE - What is it like to follow God?

 

PHSE - Healthy relationships, healthy me, healthy you, based on the film 'Inside Out'.

 

Art - Photography

 

History - Historic use of potions

 

Computers - Coding and debugging

 

PE -

  • Invasion games (basketball) 
  • Gymnastics

 

 

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This half-term our theme is:
    Road Trip USA!  

   


Subjects covered during the topic include:

 

Maths - Fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills will be developed in the areas of

  • Number and place value
  • Addition & subtraction (mental and formal calculations)
  • Multiplication and division
  • Time

 

English

  • Myths & legends
  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation
  •  Reading comprehension skills
 

Science - Electricity

 

RE - What is it like to follow God?

 

PHSE - Healthy relationships, healthy me, healthy you, we will be launching this with the film Inside Out on the first days back.

 

D&T - Totem pole design

 

Art - Native American dream catchers

 

Geography -

  • Using world and US maps
  • Physical and human geography

 

History - Native Americans

 

Computers - Databases/spreadsheets

 

PE -

  • Invasion games 
  • Athletics

 

Websites with games/activities that will help you with some of the things we are covering this half term:

Maths games: 

 

Ordering numbershttps://www.topmarks.co.uk/ordering-and-sequencing/coconut-ordering

Rounding: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=DartboardNextv2

 

Sites/games to practise multiplication/division facts:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/playgame/306

 

 

 

 

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