Class 3C

Class 3 is a mixed class of Year 3 and 4 children. The class teacher is Mrs Carr but both Mrs Webb and Mrs Dunn also support the learning as Class 3’s teaching assistants. In Class 3, we aim to make the most of every learning opportunity and we relish this exciting time as the children begin their learning journey into KS2!

Mornings in Class 3 begin with English and Maths (each including a variety of aspects such as guided reading, spelling and grammar, text-based learning, writing skills, ‘memory maths’, problems solving skills etc.) Each term we have a main topic focus and in those lessons we cover science, history, geography, art and DT. Class 3 also study French (Modern Foreign Language) which is taught by Mrs Hawkins. Each week, we also have an RE lesson a PE session and a swimming lesson. We need to remember our swimming kits on a Monday and PE kits on a Tuesday.

Class 3

Home-learning

Each Friday, children take home an English-based task (usually spellings) and a Maths-based task. These are to be completed and returned by Tuesday. Once a term, children will be required to complete a project linked to their topic work (as directed by the teacher). Whilst children are working on projects, this replaces usual homework tasks.

It is expected that children should try to read daily at home with the support or guidance of an adult and that they should aim to change their ‘home-reader’ book weekly.

Around the World – Summer Term Topic

Throughout the summer term, Class 3’s topic will have a distinct geography focus. We will launch our topic by reading the classic book, ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’ by Jules Verne (in English lessons). Whilst discovering the adventures of Phileas Fogg, we will track his journey; learning how to use maps and atlases effectively and increasing our understanding and factual knowledge of the world by practising how to locate countries, learning how the world is divided into continents and finding out about the world’s major cities etc. Following on, we will also study the world’s climate zones and the significance of position, weather and climate.

Later in the term, we will begin to focus on Mexico; considering its geographical similarities and differences with the UK. This will lead us into a historical study of the ancient Mayan civilisation.

Early in the term, we will visit Birmingham’s ThinkTank Museum which will consolidate our learning on the human skeleton and will lead us into a topic on human digestion and diet. Our science learning in the second half of the term will focus on the topic of light.

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