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End of Term 4 Newsletter

Congratulations to Class 3 writing competition winners

Class 3 have produced super work for their project this term and have enjoyed finding out about Natural Disasters- particularly volcanos. They have worked hard to prepare for their television news broadcast about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79. We will add the video to the Class 3 page of the school website as soon as it has been edited.

The children have also produced excellent written work about the eruption of Vesuvius in AD79 and I was very impressed with their newspaper articles for the writing competition - well done Class 3- superb use of the 5w's, figurative language and eyewitness accounts. Please see the photographs for examples of the work and the winners.

I am particularly pleased with class homework this term- the children have put in a huge amount of effort and I am very impressed! We must now focus on daily reading at home in order to further improve the children’s comprehension and writing skills.

Year 6

SATS week for the Year 6 children begins on the week beginning Monday 9th May. The children have worked incredibly hard and are producing good results. They have important homework to complete over the Easter holidays to help them to prepare further.

Have a lovely holiday

Mrs Finder and Mrs Ainsworth


We have done some fabulous science this term. We were so busy learning so much that there are not many photographs! However, we have investigated a range of materials and their properties, we have looked at thermal and electrical conductors and insulators. 


We tested to see if materials were electrical insulators or conductors Do you think this felt is a conductor or insulator? 

We also tested out irreversible changes by carrying out some baking at home- it was tough! 

PE lessons this term Class 3 worked really hard on their gymnastics

Home Learning Wednesday 30th March

English- Can I summarise key events in a story?


Please click on the link below and read Chapter 1 of Pig Heart Boy. Summarise the events in one sentence and accompany with a picture.

Repeat for Chapters 2-5.


Please practise the songs for the performance 'We Will Rock You'.

Maths- please complete, mark and correct

Home Learning Tuesday 29th March

Geography- Natural Disasters

Research and Map Skills


Create a collage of an erupting volcano

Collage - Escape From Pompeii

Dive into abstract collage and create this landscape of Mount Vesuvius. Great if you are reading Escape From Pompeii.

Maths Reasoning- Please complete the paper then mark and correct

Home learning- Monday 28th March

Reading Comprehension- Please complete the practise paper then mark and correct

Maths- Please complete practise papers then mark and correct

Home Learning WB 21st March

TV News Broadcast ppt

World Book Day

Home Learning WB- 31-01-2022

English and History- Please complete lessons 1-5


Volcanic Art- Complete pages 1-5 of the Art Journal

Spring 2022- Natural Disasters


This term, our topic is Natural Disasters (around the world, in ancient and modern times).  We will be studying a variety of natural disasters: volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, forest fires etc.

Our essential question is:

'Is a natural disaster always a disaster?'

Later in the term we will have a writing competition where the pupils will produce a balanced argument linked to this question. The results will be displayed on this web page. 

We will study the eruption of Vesuvius in Pompeii AD79 and produce and film a news report that we will share on this website once complete.


Please see the termly overview below.

Termly Overview- Natural Disasters Spring 2022

Natural Disasters Vocabulary Spring 2022

Letter From Newsround- Natural Disasters Spring 2022

Class 3 Victorian Christmas Trip to Burghley House December 2021


Class 3 had a wonderful trip to Burghley House and took part in a range of exciting Christmas activities: making salt dough Christmas decorations; creating Victorian scrapbooks; visiting the old kitchen and learning about food and cooking methods in Victorian times; playing a range of Victorian parlour games that were often played on Christmas day. Please see the photos below.

Class 3 Newsletter- December 2021


Class 3 have had a brilliant term- what an amazing class!

They always work to the best of their ability, work extremely well alongside each other and produce excellent work in all areas- particularly English, Maths, Science, Art, D&T and History. They have enjoyed their Victorian project this term and have produced fantastic stories linked to the Railway Children which will be published and available to purchase in the New Year. The children worked well in pairs writing, critiquing, editing and redrafting. The results are excellent- well done to all.


Class 3 have read a wide range of Victorian fiction including Oliver Twist and the Railway Children and have worked hard to produce their Christmas play- The Night Before Christmas.


The highlight of the term was visiting Burghley House where they took part in an authentic Victorian Christmas. They loved the parlour games, stories and creative activities (see photos).


In Art the children have studied Lowry and their final outcome was to recreate a scene from Oliver Twist in the style of Lowry. They paid close attention to distance, perspective and colour. In D&T the children had to design and build a Victorian puppet theatre to perform a scene from Oliver Twist. They worked superbly in teams of four to fulfil the design brief. In Maths, the children have been working with fractions and have produced some great work- solving problems and reasoning. This topic will continue after Christmas. They have taken part in excellent investigative work in science linked to forces.


Next term’s project will be Natural Disasters. Our essential question is ‘Is a disaster always a disaster?

We will study the eruption of Vesuvius and the effect it had on Pompeii and surrounding towns. This topic always captures the children’s interest and they may wish to research it over the holidays.


Writing Competition linked to the essential question- Why did Oliver ask for more?


Congratulations to our writing competition winners. They made excellent use of the boxed-up plan to create superb explanation texts that answered our essential question- ‘Why did Oliver ask for more?’ Their writing was supported with evidence and facts from our history lessons and class texts.


Happy Christmas Class 3- a great term’s work.

D&T- Making Our Victorian Puppet Theatres

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

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

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

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Maths Video - Translation with coordinates

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Maths Video Sum5.9.4 - Reflection with coordinates

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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



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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.