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Welcome to Class 3


We hope you all enjoyed your half term break. Below is an outline of some of the fun learning we will be doing through autumn term 2.

Mrs O'Dowd (Mon, Thurs & Fri), Miss Glaves (Tues & Wed), Mrs Blair and Miss Passingham will be working with you this year. 

Potions knowledge organiser

Autumn term - second half - 2021 



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

              Potions!                                                       Consideration



Potion: a poison, a mixture, an aromatic brew, a vapour, a liquid or sticky goo. Welcome to the amazing magical world of potions and their properties. Now scientists, beware. There are some powerful and deadly potions out there, dangerous, unpredictable or tragic (just ask Romeo and Juliet.) Use what you know about materials and their properties to create incredible potions in Professor Hazard’s Potions class. Feeling sleepy? That orange juice did taste a little strange...



Addition and subtraction & multiplication and division.


Fantasy/imaginary world stories; non-chronological reports; play scripts; spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Reading comprehension - our main text is 'George's Marvellous Medicine'

ScienceStates of matter

Observational drawings

Clay modelling


Coding (writing and debugging programs), emails, editing digital photos.

REWhat is the Trinity and why is it important to Christians?
HistorySurgery now and then - the discovery of anaesthetic.

Compare two locations where poisonous plants grow.

D & T

Chocolate love hearts


Our new Routes 2 Resilience words are Positive, Happy & Tolerant.

Anti-bullying week

Keeping safe online

Drugs, alcohol & tobacco



Tag rugby




Autumn term - first half - 2021 



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

              Road Trip USA!



Buckle up, sunglasses on. We’re going on a road trip across the good old US of A. Flying from London Gatwick, and landing at JFK airport New York, it’s time to explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple. Use your map skills to navigate your way around some of its most famous landmarks and send a postcard home to ask the question ‘Do you wish you were here?’ Meet the Iroquois tribe; Native Americans with amazing customs and traditions. Then plan a bespoke road trip for Mr Smith and his family of four. They want to spend three weeks in the sunshine. It’s going to be a long ride. Put the roof down and let the wind blow through your hair. We’re off.



Place value; addition and subtraction; shape, space, position & angles


Myths & legends; recounts (diary); poetry; emails; spelling, grammar and punctuation

Reading comprehension - our main text is The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks


Observational drawings focusing on shading of light and dark


Turner- artist of the year 


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

REWhat is it like to follow God?
HistoryNative American tribes (Iroquois)

Using maps/atlases to locate the USA, states and major landmarks

Identify physical and human geographical features

D & T

Creating totem poles

Making Lego vehicles


Our new Routes 2 Resilience words are Confident, Resilient, Curious

Taking care of our health (body & mind)

Recognising our differences and our self-worth 


Tag rugby

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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.