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Welcome to Class 3

 

Dates for Spring Term 2024

 

Monday 

  • Reading diaries will be checked- four or more reads in a week will earn a house point. Every 10 reading house points earns a small prize!
  • Spelling test
  • Homework is handed out on a Monday and must be handed  in the following Monday
  • Sports club with Mr Edwards

 

Tuesday 

  • Collective worship in church

 

Wednesday 

  • Year 5 11+  lunchtime club

 

Friday

  • PE. Please make sure children have suitable clothing for indoor and outdoor PE. Earrings must be removed. PE kits need to be in school Monday-Friday. Children will swim on a Friday morning and will require a swimming hat.

 

 

Essential Question: Is a natural disaster always a disaster?

 

This term. Class 3 are studying Natural Disasters. Please see the project web below for out learning outcomes.

Class 3 Project Web

Science- properties and changes of materials

This term Class 3 have been discussing the properties of materials and the different states of matter. They discussed how a material can change state by heating, melting, condensing and cooling and in this lesson children investigated how to separate materials. The children tested various methods including sieving, filtering and evaporation. 

Virtual Skipping Challenge

 On a wet and dreary day Class 3 were fortunate to be able to use the village hall to participate in a 'Dan the skipping man' virtual skipping challenge. The children were set 5 different challenges:

  • single bounce

  • double bounce

  • running on the spot

  • slalom

  • speed skipping 

It was hard work but great fun! The children all worked exceptionally hard to try and achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold. We look forward to receiving the certificates. 

 

Volcanic Eruption Poetry

Class 3 have written some amazing poems about volcanic eruptions- linked to our essential question. They used peer critique to edit and re-draft their poems and ensure that they were suitable for their KS2 audience.

There are excellent examples of simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration and onomatopoeia. The children also experimented with hyphenated words and brackets. 

The poems manage to capture the mood and destruction of a volcanic eruption perfectly.

January 2024

Writing Competition

Essential Question- Why Did Oliver Ask For More?

Class 3 wrote some amazing essays over the Christmas holidays. They provided an answer to our essential question- Why did Oliver ask for more?

They linked their answers to our class texts- Oliver Twist, The Railway Children and a Christmas Carol. They provided historical evidence describing childhood poverty in Victorian times. I am extremely proud of them all. See the photograph below for our competition winners.

 

Class 3 Newsletter- December 2023

 

Class 3 have had a great term.

They always work to the best of their ability and have produced excellent work in all areas of the curriculum. They have enjoyed their Victorian project and have written a fantastic sequel to the Railway Children which is published and available to purchase on Amazon. Click here for website

 

The children worked well in pairs writing, critiquing, editing and redrafting. Well done to all- ‘Together we can.’

 

The highlight of the term was visiting Newstead Abbey where they took part in an authentic Victorian Christmas. They loved the parlour games and creative activities.

 

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 bridge with a controllable pulley to raise and lower the drawbridge. They worked superbly in teams of four to fulfil the design brief.

 

(Please see photographs of these activities on the Class 3 page of the school website). Click here

 

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

 

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

Class 3's published book- available to purchase on Amazon

Christmas Play 2023- A Victorian Christmas with Scrooge, Dr Barnardo and Tiny Tim

 

A great performance by Class 3. Well done.

D&T

 

Class 3 loved designing and making their Victorian bridges. They included a motorised pulley system that raised the drawbridge to allow ships to pass through. The children worked brilliantly in their teams to solve problems and fulfill the design brief. 

Completed Bridges

Well done Class 3. All of your model bridges are excellent. The electrical circuits all work to raise and lower the drawbridge. Queen Victoria would have been very impressed with your bridge building skills.

 

Working as a team to make their bridges- 'Together we can!'

Class Trip

A Victorian Christmas at Newstead Abbey

 

In our Project Based Learning this term, we have been studying the Victorians with a particular emphasis on the divide between the rich and the poor. To enable the children to research further, we  visited Newstead Abbey to take part in a Victorian Christmas.

 

On arrival, the children:

 

  • Travelled back in time to Newstead Abbey, the Victorian home of the Webb family and characters taken from the census in 1871
  • Dressed as children of the estate workers, permitted into the ‘big house’ to watch preparations for Christmas.
  • Enjoyed a day of roleplay, experiencing the wonders of a grand country house with sessions including ‘herb bag’ making in the Victorian kitchen, parlour games in the Great Hall, the ‘Magic Lantern’ show and looking at the rooms the children lived in and the toys they would have played with in the nursery attics.
  • Ate a Victorian lunch

We had a fantastic day and the staff commented on the children's exemplary behaviour and excellent manners. We look forward to visiting again.

 

Please see the photos below.

Class 3 topic web and key vocabulary for parents

Essential Question: Why did Oliver ask for more?

We will be comparing the lives of rich and poor people in Victorian times.

 

Final Outcome

A published Railway Children sequel written, redrafted and edited by the children of Class 3. Available to buy in autumn term 2.

 

 

Class Texts

This term we are studying the Victorians and our class texts are 'The Railway Children' and 'Oliver Twist'. 

 

 

Art: Final Outcome

 

This term the children have been studying the artist Lowry. The children enjoyed painting a scene from Oliver Twist in the style of Lowry. After evaluating his art work, the children practised distance and perspective, 3D drawing, industrial buildings, churches and smoky skies. They practised these skills in their art books then used them to produce their final outcome. Peer critique allowed them to edit and improve their work.

Science- Forces

In Science this term Class 3 have been learning about forces. The children have carried out several investigations focusing on the importance of repeated readings. The children have enjoyed making parachutes to investigate the effects of air resistance, trying to pick up jelly cubes, some in oil, with chop sticks to investigate friction and exploring and creating various mechanisms including levers and gears. 

Anti Bullying Week: Odd Socks Day

Monday 13th November

Term 1 Newsletter

 

Class 3 have had a brilliant first 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 of the curriculum. They are enjoying their Victorian project and have produced fantastic stories linked to the Railway Children which will be published and available to purchase before Christmas. The children worked really well in pairs writing, critiquing, editing and redrafting. The results are excellent- well done to all.

They had a great time at PGL and enjoyed taking part in all of the activities. Please visit the Class 3 website to view the photographs.

Reading has been a big focus this term- we are using drama to help us get into role and understand characters’ thoughts and feelings. This helps the children to produce detailed answers when responding to comprehension questions. The children really enjoy it.

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. The final outcomes will also be added to the Class 3 page of the school website.

 

Next term, we have planned an exciting trip to Newstead Abbey where the children will be able to dress up and experience a Victorian Christmas.

The year 5/6 football team

The year 5/6 football team showed great skill, determination and sportsmanship at a recent tournament for small schools. They played 6 matches in total, lost one, drew 4 and won one. This meant they placed 5th overall. This was an amazing achievement as some of our children have never played competitive football before. The whole school are incredibly proud of them.  

Writing: Summarising key events in the Railway Children using expanded noun phrases and fronted adverbials. Well done Ema.

Reading and Drama: Conscience alley and hot seating during a reading comprehension lesson help us to understand and empathise with characters.

Art: 1. Lowry Discovery Page 2. Using Lowry's techniques to draw characters form Oliver Twist

Music

This term, Class 3 have been studying the composer Edward Elgar and his role in Victorian society and his continued influence today. They have enjoyed working together to compose music in the style of Elgar.

 

 

 

PGL

Class 3 had a great time at PGL. Their behaviour was excellent and they worked as a team, supporting and encouraging each other.

 

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2022-2023

Year 6 Leavers 2023

Term 6 Newsletter

 

This term the children have really enjoyed studying WWII. Work has been linked to our essential question: ‘In History, how has war changed lives?’ They have produced excellent written work for their portfolios and I am very impressed! Well done Class 3.

 

D&T

The children have designed and made fantastic controllable WWII vehicles. They had great fun testing them over various terrain. The children worked really well in their teams, supporting and encouraging each other. Class 3 produced excellent WWII art work in the style of Henry Moore (please see the Class 3 website page).

 

Cricket and Countryside Day

We had a fabulous time at the Cricket and Countryside Day. The children particularly enjoyed meeting the hounds and the orienteering, as well as playing cricket. They behaved impeccably as usual and were a credit to the school.

 

Leavers

And finally, a sad farewell to our amazing Year 6’s as they move on to exciting times at secondary school. They have shown fantastic team spirit this year and have become strong, confident individuals who are always ready to take on a challenge. I know that they will do well- we will miss them all.

I look forward to working with the Year 5’s again in September- they have produced amazing results this year and I am proud of them.

Good luck Year 6.

I hope that you all have a happy and safe summer holiday.

Class Trip to The Holocaust Centre Newark

Class 3 D&T- Controllable WWII vehicles

Fair Testing our WWII Controllable Vehicles (focus- variables and mean average)

Class 3 worked superbly in their groups to create robust controllable WWII vehicles that can travel over various terrain and complete challenges. The children devised their own fair tests and put the vehicles through various tasks. Well done Class 3.

Cricket and Countryside Day at Knipton Cricket Ground

WWII blitz art in the style of Henry Moore

Class 3 Gala Dinner- Roots to Food

 

Class 3 planned, prepared and served a delicious, healthy three course meal to their families, with help from Darren (Roots to Food). They designed and created the menus and name cards, set the table and made table decorations.

The children were amazing. Professional, polite and welcoming, as always. The parents had a lovely time and were very proud of their children.

Food Preparation

Table Preparation

Serving the drinks

Live cooking in front of an audience

Serving the meal

Science

We have covered work on Electricity and Light this Summer term. We have improved our working scientifically skills and investigated how to make a bulb shine more brightly. 

 

When we looked at light we used our PE lesson to study how our tennis racquets and balls formed shadows. Perhaps over the summer holidays you could experiment with a variety of shadows. 

 

When we placed objects in water the refractive index alters how we see images. 

The Eye

When we looked at the structure of the eye we made a paper model to help us remember the parts of the eye.

NSPCC Workshop

The children took part in a great workshop today that helped them to speak out and stay safe

Flat Stan First Aid Training

 

Class 3 had an enjoyable and informative afternoon with their first aid instructor. They learnt:

- How to call 999

- How to check if someone is breathing

- How to perform CPR

- How to deal with burns and bleeds

- How to apply bandages and slings

WWII Diary Writing Competition

 

Congratulations to our summer writing competition winners: Ema, Hayden, George, Eliza and Oscar. They wrote excellent WWII diary extracts in the style of Flossie Albright's 'My Secret War Diary.'

 

Well done!

Summer Term 5 Newsletter

Essential Question: How has war changed lives?

 

We have a great topic this term- WWII. The children are busy in class, working creatively to produce writing portfolios linked to our class texts- Goodnight Mr Tom, The Lion and the Unicorn and The Piano. The children are focusing on a range of genres including diaries, letters, stories and newspaper reports- all linked to WWII. They are very supportive of each other, helping to critique and improve their writing.

 

We have also been finding out about the WWII artist Henry Moore. The children are in the process of creating a personalised piece of creative WWII art using a variety of media: photography, paint, pastels and collage. Their final outcome will be exhibited on the school website.

After half term we have a very exciting Design and Technology topic. The children are looking forward to working in groups to design and make a controllable WWII vehicle that can travel over varied terrain. They will test the vehicles on the playground. We will include the photos/ results in our next newsletter!

 

Finally, I am delighted with the way Year 6 tackled their SATS tests. They were hardworking, supportive and mature- well done!

WWII Art: Henry Moore- The Blitz

Class 3 Overview- Summer Term

Class 3 Timetable- Summer term

Spring Term Newsletter- Africa

Essential question- What does equality mean to you?

 

Class 3 have really enjoyed their Africa topic this term and have produced some excellent work. In History, they travelled back in time to Ancient Benin and wrote very persuasive letters to the Oba asking him to abolish slavery. We were very impressed with their editing techniques, use of formal language and clever vocabulary.

The children have also enjoyed researching zoos. They have written fabulous zoo stories from an elephant’s perspective and their final outcome for this term was to write a balanced argument, answering the question ‘Should zoos be allowed?’. This time they focused on animal rights and enjoyed the drama activity conscience alley- they were able to clearly express arguments for and against with supporting evidence. Their arguments were clever and convincing.

The children produced superb African oil paintings in the style of African artist Francis Sampson. Please see the examples below.

The children have worked very hard this term and deserve a well-earned rest. We hope you all have a lovely Easter and look forward to seeing you next term when we begin our new topic- WWII.

Spring Term Overview

Coronation of King Charles 2023

The children had a wonderful time at the Coronation party. Click on the link below to watch a video of the day and listen to our coronation song. 

Link to the Coronation Party

We love reading

 

Class 3 have really enjoyed reading our class text- 'Journey to Jo'Burg'. It is set against the dangerous landscape of apartheid South Africa and is the inspiring story of two brave children who will do anything to save their little sister.

It links to our essential question: 'What does equality mean to you?'

 

Class 3 have written some excellent book reviews- well done.

P.E.

Class 3 enjoyed their cricket taster day. They played superbly in the rain and learnt many new skills.

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Many Miles by Class 3

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This week in music Class 3 have been learning to sing in 3 part harmony. This is part of their music topic 'Journeys'. The children were introduced to the song 'Many Miles', practised and performed in one lesson. They did a fabulous job listening to the music, keep time and identifying the structure.

World Book Day

Class 3 had a great day. They arrived at school in their comfortable clothes and pyjamas and were delighted when they found out that we were going to focus on the book 'The World's Worst Children' by David Walliams. 

First we listened to the story of 'Grubby Gertrude' who fell victim to her own grubbiness and then the children created their own Rubbish Monsters and wrote a short story to share with the children in Class1- the children enjoyed reading them aloud.  After that, we listened to the story of 'Blubbering Bertha' who was based on David Walliams' sister- she loved to get him into trouble! Blubbering Bertha ended up getting caught out by her own lies.

 

The class then created their own character for 'The World's Worst Children'. Well done Class 3.

Art

The children researched, designed and made excellent African tribal masks on their African Day.

Oscar painted a fabulous picture of Naledi and Tyro on their dangerous journey to Jo'Burg- this is the focal point of our Africa display.

English

In English, the children have written a poem about an orange tree using figurative language. It is linked to our class text Journey to Jo'Burg.

In music Class 3 have been studying Joseph Bologne- Chevalier de Saint-Georges. They have been writing an opera all about his life and his achievements.

Project- Africa

Class 3 African Drumming Day

 

Class 3 enjoyed learning a range of tribal drumming techniques. They also had the chance to work as a team and experience tribal dancing. At the end of the day they performed to their parents. Well done Class 3.

Science- Which parts of a plant are used for reproduction?

Class 3 have been learning about how plants and animals reproduce. To showcase our learning about the parts of a flower that are responsible for reproduction we were able to dissect a flower. We had to explain the part of the flower it was, if it was male or female and how that helped in reproduction. Well done Class 3! 

My Style Art

 

Medusa by Oscar

Writing- Class 3's published Greek Myth

Dentonia and Medusa

Available to purchase on the Feeedaread website

Happy Christmas Class 3

 

We have had a great term studying the Ancient Greeks and have produced some wonderful work. I am particularly impressed with your Ancient Greek myths. The book will soon be published and you will be able to share your excellent work with friends and family.

 

Have a lovely Christmas and I look forward to seeing you in January.

Our project is Africa and our essential question is 'What does equality mean to you?'

D&T- Pandora's Box December 2022

Class 3 have worked really hard this term to design and make Pandora's box

 

Task:   to design and make a sturdy box decorated with Greek art

Audience: Zeus

Purpose: to imprison the evils

 

Design Criteria:

The Gods are angry with Prometheus for stealing fire & are determined to punish mankind.

The children have designed, made & decorated a box, containing the 8 evils and Hope to punish Pandora & her family; it must:

-meet Zeus’ specifications (sturdy, attractive and persuasive)

-be linked to the essential question

-be decorated with Greek art.

 

 

Greek Day at Harlaxton School- December 2022

 

Class 3 had great fun at Harlaxton and spent the day as Ancient Greeks. The took part in the following activities:

- Greek stories

-Greek quiz

-Ancient Greek puzzles and games

-Battle re-enactment

-Mini Olympics

 

Please see the photos below.

Greek Gods Poetry Competition Winners (November 2022)

Well done Dylan, Grier, Ollie, Hailee and Ava- winners of the Class 3 poetry competition. They made excellent use of rhyme and included interesting facts about the Ancient Greek gods and goddesses.

Odd Sock Monday- Antibullying week (November 2022)

Question: Why are Class 3 wearing odd socks?

Answer: To celebrate our differences during anti-bullying week.

 

What would the world be like if we were all the same?

 

It is important to celebrate and respect our differences.

Remembrance Day in Class 3 (November 2022)

Autumn Term 2022- The Ancient Greeks

 

Essential Questions: What did the Ancient Greeks do for us?

Published Class Book: Dentonia and the Evils

 

Class 3's writing outcome for Autumn 2022 is to write their own Greek myth called 'Dentonia and the Evils'. Dentonia, beloved daughter of the recently deceased King, is the heroine of the story. Unfortunately, the crown has been stolen  by her evil cousin. In order  to claim it back, she has to complete a deadly quest to find the evils that have been released from Pandora's box. The only problem is that they are controlled by Medusa, a terrifying gorgon who turns her victims to stone...

Will Pandora succeed? 

 

Class 3 will write and edit their myth throughout Term 1 to ensure that it is ready for publication. It will be available to purchase on Amazon in December 2022. 

 

Please read the letter from the publisher below.

Perseus and Medusa Story Maps (September 2022)

 

Class 3 read the Greek myth- Perseus and Medusa. They have all produced excellent story maps, summarising the main events. Please see below for three great examples.

PGL- September 2022

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Year 6 Leavers 2022- We will miss you!

Class 3 Newsletter- July 2022

This term the children have enjoyed learning about Charles Darwin and survival of the fittest. Work has been linked to our essential question:

 ‘Does nature decide who survives?’

They have produced excellent written work for their writing portfolios and I am very impressed! Well done Class 3.

 

D&T- Healthy Biscuits

The children have researched, designed and made delicious healthy biscuits using wholemeal, organic ingredients and healthy added fruits. The children worked really well in their groups, researching, supporting and encouraging each other.

 

English

Science - Summer Term

We have been really busy in our Science lessons. Looking at Evolution and Inheritance- Including working out what children would look like if their parents were a Mr Man and a Little Miss. 

We made our own microorganisms and had to decide how they might help or hinder us. Some of them look quite menacing! 

 

Army Day- Team building exercises

Class 3 loved their army day. They had to work as a team to formulate strategies to reason and solve a variety of problems- please see attached photos.

 

Art- 3D sculptures

The children designed newly evolved animals with special adaptations that allowed them to survive in a given environment- please see attached photos. I am very impressed with the results.

 

Year 6 Leavers- Super SATS Results

And finally, a sad farewell to our amazing Year 6’s as they move on to exciting times at secondary school. They have shown fantastic team spirit this year and have become strong, confident individuals who are always ready to take on a challenge. Their SATS results were superb and I am incredibly proud of them- well done. I know that they will do well- we will miss them all. We still have the water fight and picnic to look forward to so get your water pistols ready Year 6!

I look forward to working with the Year 5’s again in September.

Good luck Year 6.

I hope that you all have a happy and safe summer holiday.

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Class 3 Newsletter- May 2022

English and Maths

It’s been a very busy term for the Year 6 children in Class 3, preparing for and completing their SATS tests. I am incredibly proud of the children’s determination, perseverance and hard work. Year 5 worked brilliantly alongside and also produced excellent work. Well done Class 3.

Writing

We have a great topic this term- ‘Survival of the fittest’. The children are busy in class, working creatively to produce writing portfolios linked to the books ‘What Mr Darwin Saw’ and ‘Pig Heart boy’ and standards are high (as usual). The children are focusing on a range of genres including biographies, stories, diaries and recipes- all linked to survival of the fittest. The children are supportive of each other, critiquing and improving their writing in order to produce work of the highest standard- well done.

Congratulations to Olivia and Calin who have won this term’s writing competition. Please see the photo below.

Cooking/ Science

Class 3 really enjoyed their ‘Roots to Food’ cooking challenge at the village hall. They had great fun preparing a healthy banana loaf (to help celebrate the Queen's platinum jubilee) with top chef Darren. Only natural sugars from fruit and honey were included in the recipe and the children worked hard in their teams to present their work professionally. The results were amazing- please see Aeva's (Year 6) excellent recipe for 'Denton's Jubilee-icious Banana Bread' and the class photos below.

PSHE- Trip to Warning Zone

This term's trip to Warning Zone taught the children life skills and many valuable safeguarding lessons. Class 3 learnt about safety on roads and near railways, fire in the home and the dangers of alcohol and drugs.

They were taught to understand risks, peer pressure, anti-social behaviour and consequences. With the Internet and online presence being so widely accessed from a young age, their E-Safety zone educated the children on cyber-bullying, grooming and scammers.

The children had a great day. Please see the photos and read Ava's (Year 5) excellent information text below.

Next Term

After half term we have an exciting Design and Technology topic. The children are looking forward to working in groups to design and make healthy biscuits. We will include the photos/ results in our next newsletter. We will also focus on designing and creating a newly evolved animal sculpture that fits in with our essential question- ‘Does nature decide who survives?’ We will study the geography of the local area and the children are also working hard in music and look forward to presenting their work to parents at the end of the summer term.

 

Have a great holiday and enjoy the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

 

Mrs Finder and Mrs Ainsworth

Congratulations to Class 3 writing competition winners. They wrote excellent recipes for their banana loaf.

D&T/ Science/ PE/ English

Roots for Food- May 2022

 

Class 3 had great fun preparing a healthy banana loaf (to help celebrate the Queen's platinum jubilee) with top chef Darren. Only natural sugars from fruit and honey were included in the recipe and the children worked hard in their teams to present their work professionally. The results were amazing- please see Aeva's (Year 6) excellent recipe for 'Denton's Jubilee-icious Banana Bread' and the photos below.

'Denton's Jubilee-icious Banana Bread' by Aeva- Year 6

PSHE- Trip to Warning Zone

May 2022

This term's trip to Warning Zone taught the children life skills and many valuable safeguarding lessons. Class 3 learnt about safety on roads and near railways, fire in the home and the dangers of alcohol and drugs,.

They were taught to understand risks, peer pressure, anti-social behaviour and consequences. With the Internet and online presence being so widely accessed from a young age, their E-Safety zone educated the children on cyber-bullying, grooming and scammers.

The children had a great day. Please read Ava's (Year 5) excellent information text below.

Art

Super Volcanic Art Work. Well done Class 3- you made excellent use of pencil, pastel, oil paints and collage.

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. 

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

Science

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

Music

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

Maths- please complete, mark and correct

Home Learning Tuesday 29th March

Collage - Escape From Pompeii

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

TV News Broadcast ppt

World Book Day

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

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

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

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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

Reading

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

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ 

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General Information/ Websites
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
Homework
Useful websites for additional homework ideas.

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