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Class Three

Welcome to Class 3


Mrs O'Dowd teaches on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Miss Glaves teaches on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Mrs Blair supports the class every morning.

 Autumn term - second half - 2020 


   Our topic this half term is:                                          Our Christian Value is:                        

     Gods and Mortals                                       Consideration                       



From nothingness came chaos; from chaos came air and water; from air and water came life. Then, rising majestically from the darkness, came Gaia, Mother Earth, a beacon of warmth and light. Discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis and Zeus reign almighty from Mount Olympus, watching mere mortals on dusty Athenian streets. Meet Theseus, the hero, and Helen of Troy, the beautiful face that launched a thousand ships. Explore the terrains of Greece, where in pure blue skies, the Sun scorches waxen wings and melts the fortunes of Icarus and Daedalus. Then decide your own fate when a mysterious box is found and stirs your curious mind.



Addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, position and direction and money


Myths and legends, playscripts, diary writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Reading comprehension - Groovy Greeks (Horrible Histories) by Terry Deary and Ancient Greek myths and legends

Science Animals and humans - nutrition, skeleton and muscles

Sketch Greek pottery - pattern and texture 

Painting - colour mixing and shading

D & T

Make Icarus' wings

Plan, design and make a decoy vehicle


Using Word - change font style and size, underline & align


RE What do Christians learn from the creation story?
History Ancient Greeks

Greece - physical geography & climate


Keeping safe (including online, drugs and alcohol)


Basketball & Tag Rugby

PE will be on Tuesdays and Fridays but please have your PE kit in school everyday in case it needs to change.

Autumn term - first half - 2020 



Our topic for the first half of the autumn term is:               Our Christian value is:                                   



Mighty mountains peak above the morning mists, imposing and eternal, rocky outcrops at their feet. Discover how these giants are formed, as a fold or a block, a dome or a plateau. Follow the water cycle’s course from peak to valley and meet the exceptional tribes of the hostile Himalayas. Then plan a mountain expedition from the BMC that is eco friendly and as safe as can be. But look out. What’s that by that tree? Its footprints are huge. Have we found the Yeti?



Place value; addition and subtraction; shape & angles


Developing characters in stories; poetry (Calligrams); explanations; spelling, grammar and punctuation

Reading comprehension - main text is Freaky Peaks (Horrible Geography) by Anita Ganeri

Science Sound

Observational drawings focusing on shading of light and dark

Kandinsky - artist of the year Exploring colour and shape


Using online search engines, webcams & Google Earth; coding; creating a PowerPoint.

RE What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?
History Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay

Locating mountain ranges & significant mountains

Understanding how mountains are formed


Feeling positive, healthy body & mind   

Staying safe online


Football (& general ball skills); rounders & cricket       

PE will be on Tuesdays and Fridays but please have your PE kit in school everyday in case it needs to change.




Internet Safety


As a school, we carry out lessons on internet safety. Because many children are currently spending more time online, we would like to signpost you to the following sites so you can talk together about staying safe online.


Top tips on how to stay safe online.


Here is a series of 3 videos aimed at children aged 8-10 looking at staying safe online.

Had fun playing Band Runner? Now watch Sam, Ellie and Alfie continue their adventures in the Play Like Share films. The films will help you learn more about staying safe online.