Learning Today for Tomorrow

Class 3

Class 3

Welcome to Class 3!

We explore lots of exciting topics in Class 3 throughout the year. These include:

Term 1 & 2: Ancient Egypt

Term 3: Ancient Greece

Term 4: Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Mountains

Term 5: The Local Area

Term 6: The Stone Age

The Class 3 Teacher is Miss Kerridge and the Teaching Assistant is Mrs Wickham.  

Latest Updates from Class 3

7 months 3 days ago

Welcome back! I hope you have had a lovely Easter.

We start this term with our local area topic ‘A sense of place’. This is a great opportunity for the children to discover more about the area they are growing up in and find out about how it has changed over time, the amenities available within the area and land use. They will also look at current local issues and conduct interviews to gain further understanding about the impact of these and possible solutions. This will include a visit from Natalie O’Dwyer who is the Communications Manager for the A21 dualling project. We are also looking to invite PCSO Simon Fuller in to talk about road safety around Five Oak Green and show us how to use speed indication devices to check the speed of traffic passing by the school. We hope to be out and about during this topic as much as possible and therefore plan to visit many places including Capel Orchard and the Hoppers’ Hospital – more to follow about these outings.

In Literacy this term we will be focusing on persuasive writing. We will begin by exploring the features of persuasion and various different types of persuasive writing. We will then write our own letters of persuasion to the local MP based on our topic work. As well as this, the children will be creating persuasive brochures and comparing the purpose and audience of both styles of persuasive writing.

Numeracy this term will focus on properties of shapes and measurements. The children will be applying their knowledge and understanding of these units to problem solving. As well as this, they will also be collecting, representing and interpreting statistical information about the local area.

Homework will continue to be set each Tuesday and due in the following Monday. This will typically involve a Mathletics task for numeracy, as well as either a topic or literacy task.

Our PE days will now be Wednesday and Friday. The children are required to have a clearly named PE kit in school for our Friday sessions. This includes a white t-shirt, blue shorts and trainers/plimsolls. As you are aware, we begin our swimming sessions at Somerhill on Wednesday mornings. This is a fantastic opportunity for the children and I know many of them are very excited! The children will need a swimming costume, towel and brush in their swimming bags every Wednesday. Please ensure that earrings are not worn for these PE sessions and that long hair is tied back.

Please also be reminded that the children are not entitled to free fruit at playtime. This means that you will need to give your child a healthy snack for them to have at morning break.

Thank you for your continued support.

Miss Kerridge

2 years 9 months ago

Class 3 were sent on a mission to planet Choccy! They had to collect, investigate and identify rock samples from a strange new planet. They drew the rocks carefully and then used the rock properties chart to help them identify which type of rock it was.

If the rock sample was lumpy and contained pebbles or fossils = sedimentary rock.

If the rock sample had crystals or air holes = igneous rock.

If the rock sample looked like it was in layers = metamorphic rock.

Mission controller Miss Kerridge was very interested in their findings and felt they deserved a choccy reward!

2 years 9 months ago

Class 3 had great fun on Friday baking cakes for Zeus. We know that the Ancient Greeks believed that Zeus and the other gods/goddesses were there to watch over humans and teach them lessons (even though the gods themselves often didn't behave!). So we thought we would bake Zeus some cakes to sweeten him up and show him we are well behaved and hardworking in Class 3. Throughout the week we have been learning about weight in numeracy and we put all our learning and skills into practice. We had to carefully measure out all the ingredients, reading and interpreting the scales accurately to make sure our cakes were perfect. They certainly tasted good and we think Zeus would have been proud!

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