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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.

Monday - spelling test/multiplication test (spelling list on Teams - files)

Tuesday - PE

Thursday - Homework posted on Teams

Friday - PE

Summer term 2 - 2021

   Our topic is: Flow                                                                           Our Christian Value is: Friendship

                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                            

From humble beginnings, the river flows down the mountain and into the sea. Pull on your wellies and wade right in. How deep does it go and how fast does it travel? Which animals make their homes there? Let’s get down to the river bank and find out. Now hop on an imaginary boat and travel some of the world’s most majestic rivers – the Ganges, the Thames, the Amazon and Nile – and keep a journal as you follow their course. Time to investigate. As part of the local news team, it’s your task to track down the source of some mystery pollution. Where did it come from and who is to blame? Let’s meander through the world of rivers, taking a dip into their watery world.

 

Maths

Multiplication and division, mixed operation word problems and Roman Numerals

English

Debates, report writing, poetry, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Reading comprehension: Why the Whales Came by Michael Murpurgo.

Science

Living things and habitats

Art

Mixing paint - watercolours

D & T

Harnessing hydropower

History

Settlements near rivers

Geography

Rivers, human and physical geographical features and map reading

Computing

Coding (Scratch), Internet research, PowerPoint presentations

RE

Why do some people think that life is like a journey and what significant experiences mark this?

PSHE

Our new Routes 2 Resilience words: Courageous, Patient, Adventurous

PE

Rounds & cricket

 

Summer term 1 - 2021

We are continuing with this topic for the first 4-5 weeks

 Traders and Raiders                                                        Our Christian Value is: Trust

                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                            

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.  Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages?

 

Maths

Time, shapes, co-ordinates & statistics

English

Adventure stories, recounts, spelling, grammar and punctuation

Reading comprehension (for the first 4-5 weeks): How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Crowell

Science

Plants (for the first 4 weeks)  Living things and habitats

Art

Portraits

 

D & T

Clay runes

Viking homes

History

Saxons & Vikings

Geography

Where the Vikings were from & major Viking settlements

Computing

Coding (Scratch), Internet research, PowerPoint presentations

RE

Why do some people think that life is like a journey and what significant experiences mark this?

PSHE

Safe relationships & shared Responsibilities.

Route to Resilience Words: Polite, Honest and Understanding.

PE

Athletics & cricket

 

Spring term 2 - 2021

We aim to start our new topic on 8th March

Our topic this half term is: Traders and Raiders                     Our Christian Value is: Forgiveness                     

                                                                                                                        

                                                                                                                                 

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.  Are you ready to shine a light on the dangerous and deadly Dark Ages?

 

Maths

Fractions and decimals, time, weight (mass) and capacity.

English

Poetry, Myths and Legends, recounts, spelling, grammar and punctuation

Reading comprehension (from 8th March): How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Crowell

Science

Plants

Art

Pencil drawings

D & T

Clay runes

Cooking: Viking food

Viking homes

History

Saxons & Vikings

Geography

Where the Vikings are from & major Viking settlements

Computing

Coding (Scratch)      Internet research

RE

When Jesus left, what next?

PSHE

Managing hurtful, behaviour and bullying, respecting yourself and others

Route to Resilience Words: Self- control      Aspirational     Independent

PE

Team games & tennis

 

Spring term 1 - 2021

 

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

       

                                         

 

Tremors. Overwhelming and mighty, Mother Nature’s awesome energies hiss and roar deep within the Earth. Plates collide, spewing lava. Rocks rain down and mud slides in torrents. Towns and cities vanish under ashen clouds. Discover the dangerous and ferocious world of natural disasters and glimpse their savage and deadly effects. Visit the ancient city of historic Pompeii, frozen in time, then create blistering explosions from model volcanoes that fire foamy lava. Discover the properties of rocks shaped by the Earth’s breathtaking power. Watch out. Volcanologists detect formidable rumblings from an extinct volcano in Scotland’s capital. Red alert! What would you do?

 

Maths

Multiplication, division, fractions and decimals, length, perimeter & area

English

Historical narrative, personification, poetry, newspaper reports, spelling, grammar and punctuation

Reading comprehension: The Firework-Maker’s Daughter by Philip Pullman

Science

Rock types

Art

Blow painting

D & T

Design and build earthquake shelters

History

Pompeii

Geography

Earthquakes & volcanoes

Computing

Coding (Scratch)      Internet research

Using Word – text boxes, word art and changing font

RE

What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong?

PSHE

Families & close positive relationships

PE

Tennis & dance

 

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.

 

Maths

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

English

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
Art

Sketch Greek pottery - pattern and texture 

Painting - colour mixing and shading

D & T

Make Icarus' wings

Plan, design and make a decoy vehicle

Computing

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

Coding

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

Greece - physical geography & climate

PSHE

Keeping safe (including online, drugs and alcohol)

PE

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?

 

Maths

Place value; addition and subtraction; shape & angles

English

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
Art

Observational drawings focusing on shading of light and dark

Kandinsky - artist of the year Exploring colour and shape

Computing

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
Geography

Locating mountain ranges & significant mountains

Understanding how mountains are formed

PSHE

Feeling positive, healthy body & mind   

Staying safe online

PE

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.

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