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.

Spring 1 class info - updated 7th January

Dear all

I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas.  We have had a very different return to learning this term but I hope that over the week we find our feet with home learning.  Thank you for your messages and emails - even if it takes me a few hours or overnight, I am reading everything and trying to respond within a reasonable timeframe.

Kind regards

Mrs Hedges

Home learning
  • All work for the day is posted at about 8am that morning
  • If you wish to send anything to me to look at, you can email me at the class3@barnham... email address
  • Alternatively, you could post work in the Stream so long as you don't mind everyone in the class being able to see it!
  • I'm looking into an easier way to share work from Google Classroom and also the various parent/carer settings available
Reading books
  • We are unable to send out reading books at this time, the same as during lockdown 1
  • Full Spring term list is now on Google Classroom under the 'homework' section in 'Classwork'
  • I will record a video each Wednesday if you would like to continue with spelling tests
  • This was due to begin on Thursday 7th Jan but, along with everything else, has now been cancelled
  • Year 3 and 4 and usually offered swimming so current Year 4s did receive most of their lessons in 2020.  I hope that current Year 3s will be able to receive lessons this time next year.

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

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 fairy tales & playscripts and instructions & explanations.
  • Our topic this half term is called 'Awesome Ancients' and is all about Ancient Sumer.
  • This half term in art/DT we are learning about Ancient Sumerian sculpture.
  • Our science work is all about electricity and making circuits.
  • Whilst our usual music lessons are suspended at this time, we are still listening to music every day and finding ways to keep music a part of our school lives.
  • In RE, we are asking the question 'What do Muslims believe about God?'.
  • 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!  We will also learn how to navigate Google Classroom.
Our curriculum overviews (recent) past and present are linked below, including a copy of our homework for each half term.

  • Thursday mornings
  • Please come to school wearing PE kit (we will wear this all day)

  • Read every day: you are welcome to read a mixture of the books sent home from school and anything else that interests you.  Variety is good!
  • Please learn the spellings sent home
  • Times tables: Y3 will learn 3x, 4x and 8x tables this year; Y4 will learn every times table up to 12x12!

Look at what we've been up to...

We went to the Cathedral.

  • Tests on Wednesdays (on separate paper in school)
  • Whole term's list sent home
  • 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 2020 spellings

      Spring 2021 spellings coming after Christmas...

      Summer 2021 spellings coming after Easter...


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

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