Class 3

Welcome to Class 3!
 
Class 3 comprises of the year groups 4, 5 and 6. Our full-time teacher is Mrs Mead. Mrs Mead's favourite subjects are Maths and Music and she also loves Reading.
Mrs Ashley is our wonderful HLTA, who helps us in class every morning and also teaches us Spanish on a Wednesday afternoon.

In our class, we are encouraged to play an active role in our topics and choose what we learn building on our own experiences and previous knowledge. We love to be outdoors and enjoy working and learning together.

We all have different talents such as music, drama and all kinds of sport and enjoy sharing our individual expertise with the class team.

Our learning powers are:  Curiosity, collaboration, reflection, resilience and independence!
Ask me which learning power I have used today!

Home Learning
Topic
Each half Term there will be a Home Learning Grid sent home with activities for you to do linked to our topic. Please bring these in whenever you have completed a task.
Spelling
There is a spelling list for each year in the Home Learning Books, which has weekly spellings to learn. Please use the spelling strategies you learn in school to learn these for the Friday Spelling test. Also try to use these words often and accurately in your writing.
Reading
Aim to read for 15-20 minutes at least 3 times per week though every night is best!
Read your Accelerated Reader [AR] books often to prepare for your quizzes but remember to read harder and/or easier books for fun and enjoyment as well. Even in KS2 it is beneficial to read aloud sometimes, so still read to your parents and to younger [or older] members of your family and friends.
Maths Fluency
Each half-term you will have some Key Instant Recall Facts [KIRFs] to learn and practice and a practice activity sent home every week to help you learn these. Practice sheets will be given out on a Friday and can be handed in for me to see any time during the week. Remember the important thing is that you can rapidly recall these to help you with your Maths in class, so think of different ways to remember them.
Autumn Term 2020
The Journey of Democracy from Queen Elizabeth 1 to Queen Elizabeth 11?
English - Writing
This term we will be developing our writing skills through expanding and extending our sentences.
We will be learning how to use:
expanded noun phrases, conjunctions, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, coordinating clauses, subordinating clauses and relative clauses to do this,
as well as punctuation such as:
commas, colons, semi-colons, parenthesis, brackets and dashes.
 
We will be reading a range of texts including both fiction, non-fiction and poetry including:
'Here we Are: Notes For Living On Planet Earth' by Oliver Jeffers
'A Wizard of Earthsea' by Olivia K LeGuin
'Book of Bones - 10 Record Breaking Animals' by Gabrielle Balkan and Sam Brewster
'A Word In Your Ear' by Tony Ross
'Blackberry Blue' by Jamelia Gavin
'Bethlehem - A Christmas Poem' by Carol Ann Duffy.
 
We will also be reading 'Wonder' by RC Palacio as our class novel.
 
Children from the class are welcome to borrow these from 'Mrs Mead's Reading Shelf' to continue reading or reread any of these texts.