Welcome to Class 3
A very warm welcome to Class 3 where you will find 29 enthusiastic and hard working pupils in a mixed Year 3 and Year 4 class. We currently have 15 children in Year 3 and 14 children in Year 4. The class is taught by Mrs Warner and our teaching assistants Miss Coates and Mrs Ibbetson. We are very lucky to have Mrs O'Neill too who teaches all maths lessons to our Year 3 cohort as well as the Art.
In our class we like to ensure learning is exciting, fun and 'sticks'. We demonstrate respect towards each other and value everybody as individuals. We enjoying discussing and sharing our ideas and we understand our rights and responsibilities as learners. We are happy, friendly and caring. We are a team and a family.
We hope that you enjoy looking at our class page and photo gallery.
Things to remember:
Key information and messages will be posted on your child's Class Dojo page, so please keep an eye on there!
Monday: Reading Books and Reading Records handed in to be changed (signed 3x each week by an adult at home)
Thursday: Homework deadline (Handwriting, TT Rockstars and Spellings)
Friday: PE kit.
New Spellings and homework given out
Daily: Please remember your clearly named water bottle, reading book and reading record
Class 3 have had a wonderful start to the year although the first day back was all a little strange. Frogs on lily pads had taken over the classroom and appeared to have comfortably 'moved in' to Class 3. We became roving reporters, quickly gathering together a report for Mrs Crossley and Mrs Goddard about this strange occurrence. We met the deadline and all frogs - and lily pads - were returned safely to their natural habitat and Class 3 were able to resume business as usual! This was a wonderful launch to our English work for the next few weeks which is based around the picture book Tuesday.
We have had a wonderful 8 week half term, packed full of learning, visits and visitors!
We have enjoyed our English work based on Tuesday and are currently using the novel Varjak Paw as our stimulus for writing. We have written newspaper articles, learning all about the features required to write an article successfully, have written an informal letter and are now building up to writing our own narrative.
We have worked our socks off in maths, working through place value and addition and subtraction methods using the White Rose small steps and have loved our learning about The Stuarts, Western Europe, Electricity, Electrical art printing and Healthy Snacks. We have also learnt to sing and play ABBA's Mamma Mia on the glockenspiels in music. In our Spanish, we are perfecting our pronunciation of the seasons and have thoroughly enjoyed the beginning of our Mandarin lessons with Miss Qiao from Gorse Academy. We can't wait to learn more.
We have had the wonderful opportunity to take part in an ARTS enrichment where we enjoyed a music workshop in school and this was followed up with a visit to Leeds City Art Gallery and the Henri Moore museum in Leeds where we had an action packed day.
Along with a focus on Black History month and disability awareness in whole class reading and collective worships, our Harvest Festival worship in church and our British Values workshop in school where we learned more about equality and democracy, this really has been a full and enjoyable first half term in school :-) We look forward to seeing what Autumn 2 will bring.
Autumn 2 has turned out to be equally as busy as Autumn 1! In English, we have thoroughly enjoyed reading a story from another culture and have participated in drama, reading and writing activities based on Journey to Jo'Burg. We created story maps, have written setting descriptions, captured diary extracts and composed a newspaper article. All of this has supported our learning in Geography too where our topic was Africa. Did you know, Africa is made up of 54 individual countries?
Our Maths learning took us on a journey with our multiplication facts and we discovered ways to make our times tables even easier by using known facts to support our calculations. We also found out how to measure area by counting squares.
As historians, we delved deeper into the Stuart period discovering facts about the plague and the Great Fire of London - both of which occurred during the reign of Charles II. As scientists, we investigated states of matter and thoroughly enjoyed conducting experiments with ketchup, hot dogs and chocolate (not all at the same time)!
In Whole Class Reading, we have recognised: Bonfire Night, Remembrance Day. Environment Week and different cultures through the extracts we have read and we are proud that our fluency is continuing to develop.
Our term finished off with Christmas Dinner Day, Christmas card making, a whole school visit to the Carriageworks to see Snow White, a Christmas movie and Class 3's Christmas Party led by Michaela. So much fun crammed into one week. All of this whilst still continuing with topics.
We are ready for a well deserved break over Christmas but can't wait to see what excitement and new learning 2024 brings! :-)
Class 3 Documents
Class 3 Homework
Your child will be expected to read each day for 20 minutes.
Please ensure you sign their reading records at least three times a week and send these back into school daily for us to keep our records up to date.
Spelling homework will link to learning in class. Information regarding the spelling rule and the chosen words will be sent home each week. Your support in helping your child to learn the spellings throughout the week is much appreciated. Children are expected to write out the spellings, cover and check.
In line with the raised expectation for KS2 timetables, the children will be expected to complete 10 games on Timestables Rockstars per week. Each game lasts 1 minute, the timetables set for each game match the learning we are doing in class that week.
Arithmetic is a focus throughout school this year and each week the children will be expected to complete a quick 10 question arithmetic task which will be sent home in their books every Friday.
Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling List
Below are web links to some great sites. These will help reinforce and enhance the learning taking place in our classroom this year.