Class 3

Welcome back Class 3!

We are sure you all had a fantastic Christmas and are looking forward to coming back! Myself, Miss Nuttall, Mrs Sanderson and Mr Riley cannot wait to see all your smiling faces when you return to school!

I am so excited about our next topic! This half term we are teaming with Class 4 to learn all about ROBOTS! It will include a variety of exciting activities and you will get to become budding entrepreneurs. Over the next few weeks we will combine knowledge about robots with our own inventions skills. We are lucky enough to have been given the opportunity to have a 3D printer in school which you will learn how to use, creating your very own robot model! In addition to this, we will be going to the Museum of Science and Industry to investigate a Robot exhibition, using art skills to design a robot and research inventors and how inventions change over time. It is a fantastic opportunity and I cannot tell you how excited I am.

As part of this, we will be learning about 'The Iron Man' in English, doing a novel study and writing our own version of it. We will also be writing instructions and explanations through topic about the robot we have created.

Our Maths focus this half term is place value, weight and capacity, multiplication and division and 3D shapes.

 

After half term we will be starting a new guided reading book. This book is called The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson. Each child will be provided with a book by school. The system of whole class Guided Reading will continue. We have seen this system of guided reading work extremely well and the children really enjoy reading together as a class.

We also expect children to be reading at home most nights, whether this is independently or with an adult. Please can you ensure that their reading records are signed when they read and returned to school in order to be checked. These are checked daily so the children can read as many books as possible.

 

Our P.E. lessons have been changed to a Monday afternoon. However, we would like all children to attend school on a Monday in their PE kit,as we will be teaching Maths and English in an active way. Please can every ensure they have:

White T-shirt, blue shorts and black pumps for when children are indoors. Hoodie, longer tracksuit pants and trainers for outdoor use only. Can children please ensure that they are able to remove their own earrings for safety reasons for those lessons.

There will no longer be swimming lessons for Class 3.

We will continue using the class reward system Dojo. Children will collect points for a number of things, including participating, hard work and helping others. Each week the winner of the dojo points will ge to take home our very own Gruffulo! Over the weekend it would be fantastic if the children could take a selfie with the Gruffulo in an exciting place and be creative with what they do with him.

 

The door is always open in Class 3. If you ever have any queries, worries or would like anything explaining, please don't hesitate to come in. I am always available and will help you in any way I can. Miss Nuttall is also in class every day with the children and will also be of help if needed.

Miss Lofthouse