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Class 3 Half Term Homework


Writing Competition-  A Persuasive Letter to Scrooge 

1.Please open the power point below, then click on the file and read the popular story ‘A Christmas Carol’ by famous Victorian author Charles Dickens. It tells the story  of mean miser Ebenezer Scrooge. (You may also want to watch the animated film. It is a PG so you must ask your parents’ permission.) I am sure that you will enjoy it.
2.I would like you to travel back in time to early Victorian London and write a letter to mean, greedy Scrooge asking him to help Dr Barnardo with the homeless problem. Use the information that you have learnt about Dr Barnardo in your history lessons and the modelled examples in the rubrics on the following pages to help you write your letter.
3.The full letter can be found at the end of this power point. You can magpie ideas but don’t be tempted to copy. You can also use the internet to research and add further information but you must aim to include all of the rubric targets on the following slides.
4.Don’t forget to edit the rubric targets in the margin.
5.There will be PRIZES for best effort. Good luck- you are all brilliant!


Class 3 Newsletter- Term 1

Class 3

I am delighted with all pupils in Class3. They have worked enthusiastically this term and have produced some amazing work, particularly in English, maths and art. Well done to all.

In English, we have enjoyed reading Oliver Twist and The Railway Children as they link to our class project on the Victorians. Our essential question is ‘Why did Oliver ask for more?’ The children have written fantastic newspaper reports about a landslide in The Railway Children and are currently writing and editing a sequel which, when finished, will be published and available to buy on Amazon. We are very excited! I am sure that the final result will be brilliant as there are many talented writers in Class 3.


In Art, we have studied the Victorian designer, William Morris and the children have created their own beautiful designs that are linked to nature and reflect his style. The class are excellent at critiquing and helping each other to improve their work. We are currently studying Lowry and the children’s final outcome is to create their own scene from Oliver Twist reflecting Lowry’s style and technique.


In maths, the children have learnt about place value and we have moved on to the four methods of calculation. They are particularly good at long multiplication and enjoy the ‘Turtle Head’ method. I am sure that they will be more than happy to explain.

Autumn Term 2021 Topic Web- The Victorians

Class Texts

  • The Railway Children
  • Oliver Twist
  • Fair's Fair
  • Poetry: The Jabberwocky


Homework will be handed out on a Monday and will be handed in the following Monday. 


PE/ Swimming

PE and swimming are on Friday at the Meres Leisure Centre. Swimming kits only need to be in school on a Friday but PE kits must be in school Monday to Friday.

Thank you

The Railway Children trailer

Friday 15th October


Watch this clip and see what it is telling you about forces 

here  Complete the work and see where forces are acting around you. IF you have suitable resources see if you can make a parachute and test it. 



Watch the clip on the Purple Mash 2do that has been saved. Can you write about the rite of passage and link it to any other rites of passage we have studied. 



See if you can find a Cosmic Kids Yoga session, or a Joe Wicks work out to do. If not work hard on your throwing and catching to help you with your rugby skills. 

Welcome to the Class 3 page of Denton CE School.  



Hi Class 3
Welcome back to school. We have a great term ahead of us. We are studying the Victorians and our class texts are the Railway Children, Fair's Fair and Oliver Twist. Please see our topic web below to find out more.
We have some exciting learning outcomes this term: a published book (a sequel to the Railway Children that will be available to purchase on Amazon); a puppet theatre in D&T (which you will use to perform your own Oliver Twist play) and many more.
The highlight of the term will be our class trip to Burghley House to celebrate a Victorian Christmas. I can't wait!
Have a great term and work hard.
Mrs Finder

Class 3 Home learning Timetable

English Booklet- to last for the whole week

Sum5.8.1 - Describe position- Teaching Video

This is "Sum5.8.1 - Describe position" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Maths Sum5.8.2 - Draw on a grid- Teaching Video

This is "Sum5.8.2 - Draw on a grid" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Maths Teaching Video Sum5.8.3 - Position in the first quadrant

This is "Sum5.8.3 - Position in the first quadrant" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Maths Video - Translation with coordinates

This is "Sum5.8.5 - Translation with coordinates" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Maths Video Sum5.9.4 - Reflection with coordinates

This is "Sum5.9.4 - Reflection with coordinates" by White Rose Maths on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Uploading your work to your own Purple Mash folder. Please click on the Video below

Still image for this video
Hi Class 3

The way that you hand in your work has changed. You are no longer going to hand in your work to the Class 3 blog. Instead, you are going to upload your work to your own personal folder. In this video, I will show you how- it is not difficult. As a result, you will only receive alerts/ messages on Purple Mash that are relevant to you.

Mrs Finder

Important: How to find Class 3's 'Teaching Videos' and 'End of Day Story Videos'- it's easy!


Large videos cannot be uploaded onto the Class 3 page so they must be saved to the 'Video' section of the Denton website. To find them you need to:

1) Scroll back up to the top of this page

2) Click on 'Children'

3) Click on 'Videos'

4) Scroll down to 'Year 5/6' and you will see our videos. 

5) You will find our end of day story and teaching videos in this section

Purple Mash

I am really impressed with the way that you are all using Purple Mash to communicate and upload your work. You have been great at logging in each day, saying hello, completing your 2dos and uploading your work. If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to send us a message and we will respond as soon as we can.

Remember to upload and save your work in your own work folders on Purple Mash. This will allow us to read your work more easily and offer clear feedback . Apart from Maths and Art I would like you to type your work on Word if possible. This will make it much easier to upload, save to your work folder and mark.


Keep up the fabulous work.

I am proud of you all



If you are running out of books to read, you can access free online e-books at Oxford Owl. 

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General Information/ Websites
Maths Extension Activities

To add photos/ pictures to the Class 3 Blog messages you need to:

1. Take a photo of your work

2. Save it in a file in your computer

3.Open the Class 3 Blog page

4. Click on the white cross in the green box (top right-hand side of screen.

5. Write your title in the title box.

6. Write your name in the summary box.

7. Click inside the content box.

8. Click on the add image icon (it has a plus sign in the bottom corner).

9. Click on 'Choose File' at the bottom of the screen.

10. Click 'From my PC'.

11. Go to the file that you have saved your picture in.

12.Click on the picture/ image that you have chosen (it should be saved as a jpeg).

13. Click 'Open'.

14. It will then load it into your message.

15. Good luck! You might need an adult to help you.

Websites to Support Home Learning

Growth Mindset


This year we will be helping the children to develop a Growth Mindset. This aims to increase their resilience, perseverance and independence in their learning. Further information can be found by following the link below.

British Values
Useful websites for additional homework ideas.