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STEM - 3D printing - November 2019

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Art - October 2019

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Science graphs - March 2019.

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Lenten Footprints - March 2019

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We made Roman shields from cardboard - November 2018

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Do you like our Roman mosaics?

November 2018

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We love our reading corner in Class 3. What kind of books do you like to read?

Welcome to Class 3

The staff in Class 3 are Miss Green and Mrs. Hanley

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We hope that you had an amazing summer and that you are ready for the new school year.  We are eager to get going with the exciting things planned! 


In Maths this term we will developing our skills in place value, statistics, addition and subtraction, multiplication and time. Each week the children will take part in a times table challenge on a Friday. We are going to make sure we are secure with the 2, 5 and 10 times tables before quickly moving on to 3,4 and 8 times tables. Year 4 children are expected to now begin learning all the remaining times table facts (6x, 7x, 9x, 11x,12) with corresponding division.
Times tables rock stars is an extremely useful resource to help support multiplication facts. Your child will have received their log in and a guidance leaflet. Please encourage them to access 10 minutes each day as rapidly knowing their multiplication facts will help with many objectives covered this year.

Abacus online:

To log on to your child’s work area please visit:

Follow the steps below to login: [use lower case]

  • username: enter the first 4 letters of your christian name and first 4 letters of your surname
  • password: pupil
  • school code: sgps

If you have difficulty in accessing your account please let me know.


In Literacy we are going to be learning lots of new writing features and grammar skills. We will be using ‘The Stone Age Boy’ to write genres including character and setting descriptions, stories and instructions. We will also use Language and Literacy texts throughout the year which builds up our reading, grammar and writing skills. In reading, the children have a range of age appropriate reading challenge texts to access throughout the year. These can be read together, and we ask their books are brought into school each day. Once your child has finished their book, they will be required to complete a reading review to add to their comprehension book. We hold weekly ‘reading meetings’ to discuss and summarise the texts.  

Spelling - Children will take part in a weekly spelling quiz which will take place on a Friday linked to the rule/pattern we have looked at in class.

Please encourage your child to learn their spellings at home as this supports their writing.

Religious Education

This half term we will be learning about homes and what makes an ideal home. We will also explore the family of God and will begin to learn about Baptism and how we join God’s family.

Our other faith topic is Judaism. 

We also have a class Collective Worship to help us reflect on each topic.  

Autumn Term – History focus

As Historians this term we will explore “What was life like in Prehistory?” Our topic, "Do you have to be brave to live in a cave?" is going to be very exciting and engaging. The children will begin their historical enquiry with primary and secondary sources to generate questions to explore. They will become archaeologists to explore the topic much deeper.  As part of the History topic this will link with our Science, Art and D&T learning. Keep checking back on our page to see what we find out!


Class 3 PE days: Monday and Thursday. 
Children need to make sure they have their kits in school all week.
PE Kit – Shorts, white t-shirt, pumps/trainers, jacket/tracksuit bottoms (outdoor)

This term we will be exploring skills for: gymnastics, dance, football, athletics and hockey.


Our French for the Autumn Term focuses on:

1- Numbers 0-10  
2- Greetings & Response
3- Classroom instructions 4- Ask/give name
5- Number revision
6- Colours



Science week 2019 really was action- packed. We spent time exploring parts of the human body, evaluating our school menu and designing our own food plates. We measured our heart rate in PE and used our results to design bar charts in Maths. All the children worked extremely had and had a great week exploring Science!


As we are in the season of Lent, we have thought carefully about how we can follow in Jesus' footsteps. We designed our own footprints to show what we will do. Each day we will add one to our RE display in the classroom to guide us through the day.


 Welcome back and Happy New Year to you all! 

Autumn was a busy term with our school’s 90th celebration, Class 3’s trip to ‘invade’ the Museum and our ‘Roman’ class assembly....

Our topic for the Spring Term is Geography based. As a class we will be looking at, ‘Settlements and the community.’ The children will lead their learning by discussing and generating questions to explore.



Some of the writing styles for this term include: poems, playscripts and stories. These will link to texts from the Language and Literacy scheme followed in LKS2. Reading high quality texts enables the children to build their vocabulary and allow for class discussions. We will also continue to work on our sentence structure, grammar, comprehension and spelling. Please encourage your child to practise their spellings at home and return their sheet to school. Modelled handwriting lessons are taught in KS2 and children are encouraged to take care in all written work.

Reading Challenge:

What a success! Class 3 are keen to read and share their opinions of books they have read along with making recommendations to each other – Well done and keep it up. Remember, the more you read, the more your vocabulary grows.


The children have been working extremely hard in Maths and I’m sure this will continue. This term we will be deepening our understanding of number and place value. Including: multiplication and division, mental strategies, shape, measure and angles. Maths learning will look at fluency as well as reasoning and problem solving to show a deepening of understanding. As a school, we use a scheme called Abacus. I have added some games and videos for you to access at home linked to what we are looking at in class.


To log on to your child’s work area please visit:
Follow the steps below to login: [use lower case]


  1. username: enter the first 4 letters of your christian name and first 4 letters of your surname. 
  2. password: pupil
  3. school code: sgps


If you have difficulty in accessing your account please let me know.


Times tables are extremely important. It would be great if you could ask questions at home and encourage quick mental recall for x & ÷ facts. This term the rock battle begins. The children will be given their own username to access TT ROCKSTARS. I will be keeping a close eye on our class ‘Rockstar’ of the week!


Religious Education:

Topics include: Journeys, Listening & Sharing, Giving all and Energy.

Additional Information:

Science –
Spring 1: Animals & Humans    Spring 2:  Sound 

Music - During the Spring term, Class 3 will benefit from the expertise of a specialist music teacher who will deliver ‘BOOMWACKERS’ every Thursday.

P.E – Monday and Thursday are our PE days. Please ensure indoor and outdoor kits are in school on these days.


Homework / Home learning:
- Practise unit spellings set
- Access online tasks set via abacus / TT Rockstars
- 10 minutes reading every night for the reading challenge and complete detailed reviews for class discussions. 

Ask your child about what they are reading, summarise the main parts so far, who the characters are, what they like/dislike about their book and why. 

Additional homework may be set throughout the term for example: topic research, gathering data/opinions, art.





Our topic for the Autumn Term is all about the Romans. We will be asking:

  • Who were the Romans?
  • How have they influenced our lives?
  • Who was in charge of the army?
  • How and why were they so powerful?

As part of our topic this term, a special visitor will be joining us in school with artefacts from Roman times. The children in Class 3 will be able to learn all about the artefacts and why they were so important to the Romans. In Autumn 2, we will be invading Clifton Park museum to continue our Roman topic "exploring".

Our writing this term will focus on using what we read to help us write different genres of texts. These include: setting descriptions, instructions, recounts and poetry.  We will be baking Roman bread to try and taste and then write our own instructions for others to follow. Keep looking on our twitter for some pictures of our baking!

Some of the objectives for this term will be:

  • Number and place value
  • Mental strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Measurement and solving problems
  • Time

This year the children will be working on their times tables. It would be great if you could ask which times table your child  is working on in class and ask them some questions at home.

Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. Please bring both your indoor and outdoor kits to school. This term we are linking PE to our topic and learning Roman dances. We will also be exploring invasion games (basketball and hockey.)  

As part of the 90th celebration for our school we will research playground games from the 1920's and explore these in some of our PE lessons.

Our topics for RE this Autumn Term are:
Othe Faiths Week – Our topic this year is Judaism.
Visitors (Advent)

Headteacher: Mrs. B. Baxter 


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