Welcome to Class 3's webpage!
This is where you will find out information about the year, including newsletters, home learning, and updates on all the exciting things we are learning about in class 3.
If you ever have an questions or worries please do not hestitate to ask, my door is always open!
Every Friday the children will be set a task to complete relating, where possible,to the unit of work we have been learning about that week. It will be either sent home or will be allocated on the activelearn website.
Please make sure this is completed by the following Thursday.
Also, please remember to read your books at least three times a week!
In addition, there will also be a weekly spelling list sent home based upon the sounds we have been exploring in class. Please see the table below to find out what sounds and words the children will be learning in Autumn term 2.
(will be sent home to be tested the following week)
|Sound||Words To Learn|
|8.1.18||Prefix ‘mis’||misunderstand, misbehave, misspell, misinform, misadventure|
|refill, reform, refresh, reuse, recycle|
bravely, suddenly, slightly
|29.1.18||Suffix ‘ous’||poisonous, famous, adventurous, ridiculous, marvellous|
Various tricky words.
Overview of the year
Please note: there may be amendments, for example, due to time constraints or visits being fully booked/too costly.
|Y3||Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring||Summer|
Long, Long Ago
(War of the Roses/Tudor Explorers)
|Possible Visit & Magic Moments||Cresswell Crags, Worksop||Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre & Donington le Heath Manor House,
Magna (Shakespeare Festival)
Explore a cave
Build a den in the woods
Build a campfire
Visit a battlefield
Go barn dancing
Go salsa dancing
Make a life-size head
Live like a Roman
Make a pizza
Make a pancake
|Act on stage in front of a large audience|
Rocks & Soils
Henry Tudor (Henry VII)
War of the Roses
Princes Imprisoned in Tower
Sir Walter Raleigh
Sir Francis Drake
|Geography||Compare counties of
Countries of GB and
Compare settlements and land use
Routes of Tudor explorers
Compass and 4-figure grid reference
|Artists/Designers||Stone Age rock paintings||Roman architecture, focus on the arch||
Van Gogh ‘Self-Portrait’
Leonardo da Vinci ‘Mona Lisa’
Holbein ‘Henry VIII’
Frink (head sculptures)
|James Burbage (Globe theatre architect)|
English folk music
Mozart ‘The Barber of
Puccini ‘Nessun Dorma’ & ‘Si mi chiamano Mimi’
American and Asian music
Blues composition with lyrics
Prokofiev ‘Romeo and Juliet – Dance of the Knights’
Mendelssohn ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘MND Wedding March’
Tudor music on recorder
|RE||-||Christian Stories: What Makes Jesus an Inspiring Leader?||How and why do Hindu People Worship their Gods and Godesses at Home and in the Mandir?||Christian Worship: How and Why do some People find Peace and Strength by Belonging to a Church?|
The Caring School
Feelings, Friends and Friendships
Loss, Separation and Relationships
SRE - Differences: Male and Female
Keeping Myself Safe
The World of Drugs
Global Citizenship – Human Needs, Human Rights
Rights and Responsibilities
SRE – Personal Space
My Healthy Body – Food and Healthy Eating
My Healthy Body – Taking Responsibility for my Healthy Lifestyle
SRE – Family Differences
Star Dancer – Beth Webb
The Secrets of
Soul Eater – Michelle Paver
Fire Dreamer – Beth Webb
Stig of the Dump – Clive King
A Roman Rescue (Part of Charlie and the Bandit Adventure series) – Kelly Gerard
The Romans: Gods, Emperors and Dormice - Marcia Williams
The Time-Travelling Cat and the Roman Eagle – Julia Jarman
The Time-Travelling Cat and the Tudor Treasure – Julia Jarman
Our current topic is...
Our topic for this term is the Tudors, with focus on ‘Tudor Explorers’.
We will learn about different explorers, such as Francis Drake, Christopher Columbus & Walter Raleigh, their travels and how we have benefitted from their discoveries. We will use maps to look at the countries and continents they visited, as well as the routes they took.
Keep scrolling to see our previous topics and learning!
The Ruthless Romans
Our second topic in Class 3 is 'The Ruthless Romans'. This is a history-based topic that will allow us to explore how the Romans lived. We will look at Roman mythology and Gods, as well as exploring how Roman soldiers lived. In addition we will be researching Roman inventions and how they help us in modern life.
Class 3 had the chance to be Roman soldiers at Murton Park. We signed our contract to enter the army (in Latin), made clay oil lamps, practised our marching and learnt how to fight in battle. What an amazing day we had! And a big thank you to all of the parents who came along to help!
Have a look at our photos below!
Long Long Ago
Our first topic in Class 3 is 'Long Long Ago'. This history-based topic will take us through the following halt term. We will delve into the ‘Stone Age’ and look at the way that our country developed from the use of primitive tools to the discovery of metals and moving through to the ‘Iron Age’. We will learn about their simple ways of life and how they learned to survive by the introduction of farming. We will also learn about the discovery of metal and how this shaped new ways of life and how the development of tools still exists today.
Our Trip to Creswell Crags
Class 3 had a fantastic day at Creswell Crags to explore our topic 'Long Long Ago'. We were taught how to search for food, hunt for animals, light fires and how to be 'zooarchaeologists'! We also had the opportunity to explore the caves that stone age and ice age people lived in. How facinating! We aren't so sure we would survive the Stone Age, but we had a fab day. Take a look at our photos to see what fun we had!