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Welcome to Class 3

Spring term - first half 2023

 

 

Happy New Year to you all! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to all the exciting learning that we have planned this half term.

 

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

       Gods and Mortals                                     Loyalty

                    

 

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. 

 

MathsMultiplication & division, length and perimeter, and fractions.
English

Portal stories; instructions and poetry; spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Reading comprehension - our main text is 'Greek Myths' by Marcia Williams

ScienceLight
Art

Colour blending, texture and pattern.

D & TMake a Trojan Horse
Computing

Coding (Scratch) and research using the internet & Internet safety 

RE

How to festivals and worship show what matters to Muslims?

HistoryAncient Greece and Greek Mythology
Geography

Physical geography of Greece

PSHE

Our new Routes 2 Resilience words are: determined, kind and creative

Family and friends - close positive relationships. E-Safety week

MusicPitch
PE

Dance and gymnastics

 

Recommended reads for the topic: Gods and Mortals

Knowledge organisers for spring 1

 

 

Autumn term - second half 2022

 

 

We hope you had a restful but fun week off and are ready for our fabulous new topic and lots of exciting learning! 

 

          Our topic for this half term:                                           Our Christian value is:     

       Traders & Raiders                                    Consideration

                    

 

Big and strong, powerful and brave, the Saxons wave their battle axes and brandish their swords as they begin to invade Britain’s shores. Sail back to the Dark Ages, where battles were rife and fear reigned. Find out about the lives of the Saxons, including how they lived and where they came from. Meet the bloodthirsty Vikings from Scandinavia – never before had such terror swept the land. Make a Saxon sword or a Viking brooch and decorate it with intricate patterns. Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages? 

 

MathsAddition & subtraction and Multiplication & division
English

Recounts; myths and legends; spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Reading comprehension - our main text is 'How to Train Your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell

ScienceFood, digestion and food chains.
Art

Shading

D & TMake Viking long houses
Computing

Coding (writing and debugging programs) and research using the internet & PowerPoint

RE

What do Christians learn from the creation story?

HistoryAnglo-Saxons and Vikings
Geography

Where the Anglo-Saxon and Vikings came from and how they divided up Britain.

PSHE

Our new Routes 2 Resilience words are: positive, happy and tolerant  

Keeping safe: drugs, alcohol and tobacco; anti-bullying week and Children in Need

MusicRecorders
PE

Hockey & tag rugby

 

 

Class 3's autumn 2 Knowledge Organisers

Recommended reads for autumn 2

Autumn term - first half 2022

 

 

We hope you had a wonderful summer holidays and we can't wait to see you for a fun packed term in class 3. 

 

          Our topic from this half term:                                           Our Christian value is:     

       Misty Mountain Sierra                              Thankfulness

                            

 

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. Find out about who, or what can live in such a testing environment. 

 

MathsPlace value & addition and subtraction
English

Explanations; calligrams; developing characters in a story; spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Reading comprehension - our main text is 'Freaky Peaks' by Anita Ganeri

ScienceSound
Art

Shading & weaving

Computing

Coding (writing and debugging programs) and research using the internet & PowerPoint

RE

What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?

HistorySir Edmund Hilary & Tenzing Norgay 
Geography

Mountain formation; mountains of the world and UK; contour lines

PSHE

Our new Routes 2 Resilience words are: confident, resilient and curious 

Having a healthy lifestyle; looking after your mental health & recognising our uniqueness

PE

Forest School & football

Knowledge Organisers

Recommended reading books for this half term relating to our topic:

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.

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