Welcome to Class 3
Our class is made up of 27 enthusiastic, creative and considerate Year 3 and 4 pupils, our teacher Miss Brown and our teaching assistants Mrs Darley and Mrs McNally. 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!
Things to remember:
Our weekly timetable:
Our School Council Representatives
Renita & Leighton Ava & Leighton
Autumn Term 1
In English: This term, we will produce a range of writing based on the book ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit, which links to our Roman topic. Together we will explore the book, write pieces in the role of Train or Livia, recount the events, write detailed descriptive pieces and write an information text on Roman life.
In Maths: Lessons focus on arithmetic, problem-solving and reasoning. This term, we begin by revising and furthering our understanding of place value with numbers up to 4 digits different methods for addition and subtraction. We will also be focusing on times tables as well as the associated division facts. Times tables remain a priority and it is essential that children feel confident with these, including the associated division facts.
In Science: Throughout this topic, we will explore that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways. We will investigate and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment. Children will recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
In History: Our History topic this term is ‘Romans’. Throughout this unit, we will learn about the impact the Roman Empire had on life in Britain. Children will learn about the spread of the Roman Empire, the invasion of Britain and the eventual conquest. We will also look in detail at some aspects of the Romanisation of Britain, such as the building of Roman roads and bath houses. In addition to this, we will have the opportunity to learn about the British resistance of Boudicca and will act in role to look at the events of Boudicca's rebellion from different perspectives. The children will also investigate Hadrian's Wall, examining how, where and why it was built. They will learn about the different features of the wall and use maps to determine its location.
In Computing: children will continue to be taught through the specialist company Junior Jam and children will continue to develop their IT skills this half term.
In R.E: This term, our unit of work is called ‘What do creation stories tell us about our world?’ We will explore the creation stories from Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Sikhism. Throughout the topic, we will consider how these stories have impacted upon the faiths in the past, and how relevant they are today. Pupils will compare and contrast the different creation stories.
In P.E.: 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).
Key documents to help at home
Maths Prompt Sheets
Key words are the most frequently used words in written English. Learning just 100 key words on sight allows a child to read 50% of virtually any text. Key word recognition together with a good knowledge of basic phonics is essential for your child's reading to really take off. Please help by practising these words with your child. Thank you.
Year 3 - Key Word List
Year 4 - Key Word List
Year 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling List
As well as following the given 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.