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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 Mrs Groves and Mrs Truby.

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 2019/2020 

Monday 11th November: Flu Vaccinations

Tuesday 12th November: School Disco (6pm - 7:30pm)

Friday 22nd November: Skipping Workshops

Friday 29th November: Pantomime Trip

Wednesday 4th December: Class 3's trip to Manor Farm

Friday 6th December: Christmas Fair

Friday 13th December: Christmas Jumper Day

Tuesday 17th December: Nativity Service at St Helen's Church

Wednesday 18th December: Christmas Dinner Day

Thursday 19th December: Christmas Party Afternoon

Friday 20th December: Christmas Carols and End of Term

6th January: Return to School


Useful Information 

PE in Class 3 takes place on a Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon. On Tuesdays, Class 3 will be attending statutory swimming lessons at Bramcote Swimming Baths.

Class 3 have a spelling test every Thursday afternoon. Children will then be given new spellings to learn over the course of the following week. 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! 

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! 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!

In June 2020, 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 below.

Hit the Button


Autumn Term 2 Topic List

Shared Reading: The Last Viking by Terry Deary

Topic: The Vikings

Science: Animals and Humans

Religious Education: The Creation Story

Spanish with Miss Lazaro: Colours, Feelings and Days of the Week


Manor Farm Madness

On Wednesday 4th December, Class 3 went on a fantastic trip to Manor Farm Park and Woodlands. We spent all day in the woods and took part in lots of very exciting activities all about our Vikings topic. Class 3 spent the morning playing a trading game and exploring the woods, thinking about Viking homelands and readily available resources and building a den ready to eat our lunches in! After lunch, we had a go at cooking oatcakes on an open fire, Scandinavian whipcord braiding, warrior training, making wattle and daub and fire lighting using a flint! What a brilliant day! 


Class 3's Cracking Christmas

The festivities have begun in Class 3 this week! We have met our new class Elf and decided to name him Elfie (and took a quick s-elfie with him!) The first few doors on our advent calendar have been opened and we've been busy practicing our part in the Nativity! 


A huge "Well done!" to the Class 3 Santas who took part in the Santa Fun Run this week. You looked brilliant in your hats and your enthusiasm was fantastic to see!



It's Christmas Party Day! Our fantastic Class 3 singers visited Rockwell Court with Mrs Ward and Mrs Middleton to spread the festive cheer with their Christmas carols and we decorated cakes ready for the afternoon. We got messy making icing and managed to get sprinkles all over the floor but we had lots of fun!




Children In Need

On Friday 15th November, we all dressed up in yellow and spotty outfits to support Children in Need. We bought and ate lots of cakes, learned all about the history of Children in Need and designed our own Pudsey Bears! 



Harvest Festival

On Wednesday 18th September, we celebrated Harvest Festival in our assembly. Class 3 have enjoyed learning and performing a poem all about looking after others and discussing as a class who our donations may help in our local community.



Super Science

In our Science topic, Animals and Humans, we have been learning all about our bodies and how to keep ourselves healthy. This week, we had a closer look at the digestive system and learned all about the different parts and how they work together. We all got very messy exploring this using the Banana Sandwich Investigation!



Today, we began learning all about our Teeth. We used the iPads to investigate our own teeth and learned that we have four different types - incisors, canines, premolars and molars! We also researched different animals to explore the ways in which their teeth are similar or different to ours. Some of Class 3 chose to research lions, tigers, and leopards whilst some wanted to research snakes and sharks!



To further our learning about our teeth, we began investigating the damaging effects that some drinks can have on our teeth's enamel. Ten different drinks were used, including Red Bull and Coke, to explore which drink would be the worst for our teeth. We began by predicting which drinks we thought would be the most damaging and came to the conclusion that the more sugar a drink contains, the more it would attack the enamel protecting our teeth! Great investigating Class 3! 




Marvellous Maths

Over the past two weeks in Maths, we have been busy exploring column addition and subtraction using our knowledge of place value to help us. Today, we focussed on exchanging hundreds, tens and ones and worked with our partners to figure out some very tricky questions!



Class 3 began their Shape, Space and Measure topic in Maths this week! Today, we learned how to measure accurately and checked we could do this by measuring objects found around the classroom!




 Terrific Topic

In Class 3, we have been exploring the topic of Nottingham. We have looked at old photographs of Nottingham to see how it has changed over the years, investigated what Nottingham is famous for and found out the differences between a city, town and village. Today, we learned all about Robin Hood and had lots of fun retelling the story using the stick puppets we created!



Today, for the end of our 'Nottingham' topic, we created some fantastic artwork based on Goose Fair. We learned that real geese used to be sold at the fair and explored the ways in which Goose Fair has changed over the 267 years it has been travelling to Nottingham. We looked very carefully at pictures of the fair and made observations about the types of rides we could go on and the bright colours and lights that flood the Forest Recreation Ground every October.




Wonderful World Religions 

This half term in RE, Class 3 have been exploring places of worship and sacred places. We have learned about the similarities and differences between the major world religions and made some very insightful conjectures about religious artifacts. Today, we used clay to create some religious artifacts, based on our learning and they look absolutely fantastic!




Fish and Chip Friday

 On Friday 20th September, we made our way outside onto the playground for a very exciting lunchtime. We had our picnic blankets and drinks at the ready and we ate our lunches from real chip shop boxes! Some of Class 3 even managed to sunbathe for a few minutes before we headed back inside for the afternoon! A fantastic time had by all (and there were no seagulls around to pinch our chips!)




All About Us

 Mrs Sutton's group have been very busy working on some super self-portraits this week! The children used mirrors to identify the different colours they would need to use for their eyes and hair and were very excited to share their final pieces!

They will all take pride of place on Miss Mayo's reflection window - keep up the hard work!



The super work has continued in Mrs Sutton's group, with the children exploring the story of The Three Little Pigs. The children have created some amazing models of the houses in the story to investigate which would protect the pigs! The children have also had lots of fun making boats and exploring how to make them float, ahead of our new topic - The Vikings!