Class 3



Mrs Hedges teaches Class 3 with Mr Smee as our TA.  We are a class for Year 3 and Year 4 children.

Autumn term ii

We are learning about lots of different topics:
  • English this half term includes a mixture of texts and inspirations.  We will learn about many different aspects of fiction and non-fiction.  This includes information texts, creating images in poetry and letter writing.
  • Our topic this half term is called 'Technical Toys' and is all about toys involving springs, taught via a theme of Rise of the Robots!  This will entail learning about what robots are, the history of their development, technological advances and what robots are used for now, how robots are presented in fiction...
  • This half term in art/DT we are learning making robot toys which include springs.
  • Our science work is also tied into our larger topic of 'Technical Toys', thinking about the physics and robotics involved.
  • In music we will be learning to play tuned instruments at a more advanced level than before, in a snappily-titled unit called 'Glockenspiel Stage 2'.
  • In RE, we continue to ask 'What do Christians learn from the creation story?', moving into our second Big Question of 'What is the Trinity?'
  • We are learning French this year - Bonjour!  Across the year we are gaining a solid grounding in the basics, with Year 3 learning the language for the first time.  Year 4 will refresh the vocabulary learnt last year whilst learning the next steps also.
  • In Computing, Key Stage 2 will explore different programming platforms: Lightbot (http://lightbot.com/flash.html), Scratch (http://scratch.mit.edu/), Kodu (http://www.kodugamelab.com/) and Blockly (https://blockly-games.appspot.com/).  Over the year we also extend our learning about Microsoft Office, computer safety and any other coding that we discover along the way!
Our curriculum overviews (recent) past and present are linked below, including a copy of our homework for each half term.

PE
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Thursdays is also our Outdoor Learning day, so wellies and waterproofs are a must!
  • Please have kit every day, especially in the summer term

Homework
  • A book is sent home every half term with homework ideas
  • Please complete at least one idea from English and another from maths
  • Please complete any number of other pieces
  • The books are due in on a given date before the end of the half term
  • They are returned with a new curriculum map at the start of the next half term!










Look at what we've been up to (2018-19)...





We went to the Cathedral.

Spelling
  • Tests on Mondays (on separate paper in school)
  • Books returned on Tuesdays
  • See the Google Doc for the relevant spelling lists
Everybody learns the red words
Most children learn the black words
Blue words are for those who would like an extra challenge!

      Autumn 2019 spellings

      Spring 2020 spellings coming in the new year...

      Summer 2020 spellings coming a little bit later...







       

      We did lots of things we might not have done otherwise!

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