Class 3

Welcome back Class 3!

We are sure you all had a fantastic holiday 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!

There are lots of exciting  things happening over the next few weeks! Our topic this half term is Vicious Volcanoes, which will include learning all about the history of  volcanoes from across the world, the different types of volcanoes, what happens during a volcanic eruption and how volcanoes are formed. We will also be linking it into our English work by writing our own volcano adventure stories, writing an information text on a certain volcano and creating image poems about them. 


For our Hook Day we will be creating our very own volcanoes which, with the help of Science, we will erupt ourselves!



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


In English, we will be looking at Adventure stories, information texts and image poems.

After half term we will be continuing to read How To Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell. 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 Thursday afternoon. However, we would like all children to attend school on a Thursday 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.

Futhermore, on a Thursday afternoon, the Year 3 children will resume with their swimming lessons. Please can children have:

Swimming costume or trunks (no shorts), swimming cap for longer hair.

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