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Class 3

                     

Welcome to Class 3's Page!

We are a fantastic, fun and friendly bunch of Year 3 and Year 4 children, who love learning and work extremely hard to be the very best that we can be! Our class teacher is Miss Mayo and our two terrific teaching assistants are Miss Smith and Mrs Groves.

On this page, you will be able to find out about all of the exciting things that we have been getting up to as well as being able to access useful information and dates.

 

Key Diary Dates for 2020/2021

Friday 16th October: Break up for Half Term

Monday 2nd November: Back to School

Friday 13th November: Children in Need Non-Uniform Day

Tuesday 24th November: Swimming Begins

Tuesday 8th December: Last C3 Swimming

Friday 11th December: Christmas Jumper Day

Monday 14th December: Santa Fun Run on the field

Wednesday 16th December: School Christmas Dinner

Thursday 17th December: Class Christmas Parties

Friday 18th December: Break up for Christmas

Monday 4th January: INSET Day

Tuesday 5th January: Back to School

 

Useful Information

We have adapted our daily school timetable to incorporate distancing guidelines and government advice. C3's general timetable can be accessed here: Timetable

PE in Class 3 takes place on a Wednesday and Friday afternoon. More information about kits can be found here: Uniform and Kits

Swimming at Bramcote begins on the 24th November. Guidance can be found here: Swimming Guidance

Class 3 have a spelling test every Thursday afternoon. We understand that some spellings can be tricky to learn so it is important to practice regularly and look out for the patterns that can help you! When children reach 150 correct spellings, they will receive an exciting treat! The Year 3/4 Statutory Spelling list can be accessed here: Spellings

In June 2021, Year 4 children will be sitting a new Times Tables test. We have daily practice in Class 3 but it is encouraged that children also practice at home. There are many fantastic websites and apps to use but we love using 'Hit the Button' in Class 3, which can be accessed here: Hit the Button

 

Reading Rocks

Reading is a regular and enjoyable part of our day in Class 3 and it is fantastic to see so many children reading at home too! There is an expectation in KS2 that children are reading at least three times per week, signed by an adult at home.

All children have a Reading Bookmark in the back of their homework diaries - for every read at home (signed by a grown-up), children will receive a star. When children have collected 15 and 30 stars, they will be rewarded!

To find out who our C3 Reading Rockstars are, what we are currently reading and ways to support your child with reading at home, click here: C3 Reading Rockstars

 

Super Stone Age Homework

To view Class 3's homework for this half term, click here: Stone Age Homework
Take a look at our Homework Heroes Gallery below!

 

Autumn 2 Topic List

Shared Reading: How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth and Stone Age Boy

Topic: The Stone Age

Science: Electricity

Religious Education: Religious Celebrations

Spanish: Numbers, Foods, Colours and Birthdays

 

Spellings

Weekly spelling lists can be downloaded below.

To be tested 3rd December (Set 10): Year 3 and Year 4

 

Remembrance Day and Children in Need

This afternoon, we learned all about Remembrance Day and why we commemorate it. We understood why we wear poppies and created a beautiful display!

Today, we dressed up in our yellow and spotty outfits for Children in Need. We discussed the importance of charities and helping people who need it the most.

  

 Terrific Topic

We began our new Topic today - The Stone Age! We learned about lots of different key events and gained an insight into how Stone Age people might have lived. We created some fantastic timelines to present the events in chronological order!

This morning, we became Stone Age people and created some super cave paintings!

 This afternoon, we created a fact file all about Skara Brae on the island of Orkney and then used clay to create our own Stonehenge!

 

 Super Science

This afternoon, we learned all about complete and incomplete circuits. We found out that batteries are positive and negative and must be connected on both ends for the lightbulb to shine!

 Today, we continued our learning about circuits and incorporated some buzzers into them! We had lots of fun making a noise!

 

Exciting English

To begin our new English topic all about instruction writing, we followed a set of instructions to create a handprint woolly mammoth!

 

Wonderful World Religions

Today in RE, we explored the Hindu celebration of Diwali. We learned all about Goddess Lakshmi and how Hindus decorate their houses! We then decorated our own Rangoli Patterns!

 

Marvellous Mindfulness

Class 3 have settled in beautifully over the first few weeks of term. If you would like to access any transition information or activities, please click here: Class 3 Transition Information

Although our local area is going through another tricky time and we may be restricted on where we can go and the things we can do, below are some links to tasks you could have a go at to keep you busy!

 

Autumn Hunt: Autumn Walk Checklist

Getting Outdoors: Autumn Outdoor Challenge Cards

Quick Activities: Autumn Activity Booklet

Art and Craft Activities: Autumn Leaf Craft Ideas

Snapshots: Half Term Snapshots

Colouring: Autumn Mindfulness Colouring

To have a go at some Mindfulness Challenges: Challenge Cards

To listen to a therapeutic story: The Little Elf and the Flowers of Hope and Bravery Story

    

A trip down C3's Memory Lane

By clicking on the links below, you can find archived Class 3 photos and the current year's activities! 

2020/2021 Fun

2019/2020 Fun 

 

 Home Learning

To access previous Home Learning Packs, Superstar Shoutouts, and a list of helpful links for the summer holidays, click below: 

C3 Home Learning Page