St Johns Nottingham

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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.

 

Class 3's Diary Dates

Monday 19th April: Back to School (Summer Term 1)

Monday 3rd May: Bank Holiday 

Thursday 27th May: Break up for Half Term

Friday 28th May: INSET Day

Monday 7th June: Back to School (Summer Term 2)

Wednesday 28th July: Break up for Summer Holidays

 

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 C3 takes place on a Wednesday afternoon. Children should come wearing their kits. More information about kits can be found here: Uniform and Kits

Swimming has unfortunately been postponed due to current guidelines, but Bramcote's guidance can be read here: Swimming Guidance

C3 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

Every June, 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 

 

Homework

Weekly spelling lists can be downloaded below.

To be tested 6th May (Set 6): Year 3 and Year 4 

 

Homework for the current half term can be downloaded below.

Creative Homework: Castles, Knights and Tudors

 

Summer 1 Topic List

Shared Reading: The Adventures of King Arthur by Angela Wilkes

Topic: Castles, Knights and Tudors

Science: Living Things and Their Habitats

RE: What is the Trinity?

Spanish: Qué Frutas te Gustan? (Fruits)

 
  

Castles and Knights

We have been busy beginning our new topic, Castles and Knights! We've explored the different parts of a castle and why certain parts of a castle are essential for defence! We have also written postcards from three different types of castles in the UK - Concentric, Motte and Bailey and Stone!

 

Super Scratch (Coding and ICT)

On Friday afternoon, we began learning about a new program in ICT called Scratch! 

Scratch helps us to understand how to program characters and we have already learnt how to make our 'Castles and Knights' themed characters have a race! We had lots of fun experimenting with the direction buttons in our coding sequences. 

 

Fabulous Fairies

Michael Ross, an author living in Derbyshire, is publishing his second book of original, short fairy stories! Class 3 have enjoyed drawing fairy pictures that will illustrate his latest book. Have a look below at some of our fantastic fairies!

 

Mindfulness, Mental Health and Wellbeing

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! Children's Mental Health Week this year is all about Expressing Yourself! Click on the link below to find out more!

 

Children's Mental Health Week 2021 Activities: Express Yourself 

The Happy Newspaper: Issue 1 Issue 2 Issue 3

Getting Outdoors: Getting Outdoors

Art and Craft Activities: Mindfulness Doodling

Emotions and Mindfulness: Focus Sheets

To have a go at some Mindfulness Challenges: Challenge Cards

Mindfulness Sheets: Colouring

To listen to a calming story: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, and The Horse

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

 

Back to School Activities: Social Story 

To discuss going back to school: Discussion Cards

To reflect on our time away from school: Lockdown Positives and Reflection Sheet

C3's Virtual Library: Choose a Book!  

   

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

  
 

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, resources, pictures, and a list of helpful links,    click below: 

C3 Home Learning Page