Class 3

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

Autumn class info - work in progress!

Dear all

I am working out the best way to organise our usual class routines in light of the return to school.  Please check here for current plans - these may/will change as I work out what is working and what is not.

Kind regards

Mrs Hedges

  • Thursdays: children please come to school in PE kit
  • Please be prepared for any weather conditions as Mr Davis will take them outside unless the weather is actually unsafe
  • We don't currently have space in school/the classroom to store these in the dry
  • They should only be needed when it's wet or the day after rain
  • Sorry that this isn't more definite yet
Reading books
  • Returning/changing on Fridays so as to allow for quarantine of books
  • Please read the reading scheme books more than once so as to develop fluency
  • Free reader books may take longer than a week to read anyway!
  • Please do supplement reading at home with anything else of interest
  • I plan to send home the words for the whole term all in one go (you can still see last year's on this webpage for reference)
  • I plan to test these every week as I would usually (I use separate sheets to write on anyway)
  • No spelling books will need to come in and out of school
  • At the end of the half term, I can send the completed spelling test sheet home if you would like it
  • This will most likely be non-contact in terms of being online, but we have not finalised this yet
  • Any passwords and usernames you were given last school year will still be valid now and I will reissue them when confirmed
  • In the meantime, reading at home and practising spellings are the priority
  • Not yet - it has been in the Spring term the last two years
  • Too early to know what will happen with it though, I'm afraid

 (N.B. Sept 2020: not currently updated - arrangements to be confirmed if/when needed)

Autumn term i

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 fables, information texts and image poems.
  • Our topic this half term is called 'Location, Location, Location' and is all about the United Kingdom.

  • This half term in art/DT we are learning how to sew using binca and wool.
  • Our science work is all about the habitat of the Amazon Rainforest.
  • In music we will be continuing to learn to play the ukulele as a whole class, taught by a specialist teacher from the Norfolk Music Hub.
  • In RE, we continue to ask 'How does the Muslim community worship?'.
  • 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 (, Scratch (, Kodu ( and Blockly (  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.

  • Wednesdays and Thursdays
  • Thursdays is also our Outdoor Learning day, so wellies and waterproofs are a must! (On hold for Spring)
  • SPRING SWIMMING on Thursdays
  • Please have kit every day, especially in the summer term

  • 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...

We went to the Cathedral.

  • 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

      Summer 2020 spellings coming after Easter...


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

      Alice Hedges,
      3 Sep 2019, 07:30
      Alice Hedges,
      14 Sep 2019, 03:40
      Alice Hedges,
      31 Oct 2019, 04:29
      Alice Hedges,
      5 Mar 2020, 02:35