Welcome to Class 3!
Our class is made up of 25 enthusiastic, creative and considerate Year 3 and 4 pupils, our teacher Miss Brown and our teaching assistant. In Class 3, we respect each other and are proud of each other’s achievements. We work together to create a welcome and warm class atmosphere, where every class member feels valued and loved. We hope you enjoy looking at our class page, photo gallery, videos, links and blog posts!
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Our weekly timetable:
Autumn Term 1
This term we will produce a range of writing based on the text ‘Friend or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo, we will be following the adventures of David and Tucky as they are evacuated from London, the pair feel like the war is a long way away from their new life in Devon. Then one night the skyline of the moor lit up with gun flashes, and the distant crump of bombing miles away brings the war back to them and shatters their new found peace. We will be creating an ongoing story map, character descriptions, letter writing in role, newspaper article, recount and descriptive writing.
In GAPS (Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling) we will focus on using a mixture of simple, compound and complex sentences as well as writing sentences that include conjunctions, adverbs, similes, personification, adverbial phrases and speech. Handwriting and spelling will also be a key focus.
We will be working on number and place value, written and mental addition and subtraction, multiplication and division as well as properties of 2D and 3D shapes. Times tables knowledge is vital, it will a huge aspect of our learning throughout the year and something that must be practised at home.
Our topic this term is ‘States of Matter.’ Throughout this term, we will compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases. We will observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure the temperate at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C). The children will identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.
World War II is our first History topic, the children will learn when and why World War II began and find out about the key individual countries involved. In addition to this, they will discover what it was like for people on the home front and how they contributed to the war effort. They will also learn all about the roles and responsibilities of the men and women who served in the British armed forces; explore the significance of the Battle of Britain; participate in wartime songs, dances and games and develop a sense of awareness and appreciation when learning about different commemorative events. Studying World War II will help children to develop their investigation and evaluation skills; learn to organise information chronologically and understand how past events have helped to shape the world we know today.
The children will be taught by a music specialist, Mrs Russell. The learning is focused around one song, Three Little Birds, with the children developing their musical skills through games, singing and playing instruments together.
Children will continue to be taught through the specialist company Junior Jam and children will continue to develop their IT skills this half term.
Our first unit of work will be ‘What does it mean to be a Jew?’ This unit focuses on what it is like to be Jewish, exploring beliefs about God; about how ideas of God are expressed in stories, celebrations, ritual and action; about Moses as a key leader in the Jewish tradition; about the Torah as sacred text; about the great festivals of religious artefacts.
P.E. sessions take place every Monday afternoon and will be led by our Castleford Tigers P.E. coaches. Please ensure your child has a correct Aberford school P.E. kit in school (both indoor and outdoor).
We will be working on speaking with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity. Looking at numbers, greetings, classroom instructions, colours, animals, fruits, months of the year and days of the week.
Spellings Autumn Term 1:
Homework Autumn Term 1
As well as following the tasks, children are encouraged to read regularly at home and practise their times tables and spellings as often as possible. Please use the web links below to play online games which will reinforce and develop knowledge and understanding.
Below are web links to some great sites. These will help reinforce and enhance the learning taking place in our classroom this year.