Class 3 - Years 3 & 4
Welcome to our Class 3 page!
Our teacher is Miss. Mill and our teaching assistant is Mrs. Wiffin. On Tuesday afternoons, Mrs Dare teaches us.
PE is on Mondays (with Miss Mill) and Wednesdays (with our sports coach).
Spellings are tested on Monday, when new ones are set.
Please find more information about our class below...
Topic: What's so important about water?
It is so lovely to be back in the classroom, ready to explore another exciting topic this term! We are going to be thinking about the importance of water. This includes learning about plants, the Vikings (and their boats!), the water cycle and so much more!
Please see the overview below for more details about what we will be covering in each subject this half-term. We do some subjects, such as science and history, in blocks so that we have time to develop a real interest in the topics we are learning about, rather than spreading them across the whole half-term. Please bear in mind that the timings and order of this plan may change as we adapt to the needs and interests of the children but the content that we cover will remain the same.
Summer 1 Overview
Topic: How do we use...?
We might be at home this term but we have still got lots of exciting learning to do! This term, our topic explores lots of different 'How do we use...?' questions. Have a look at the PDF below to see the questions we will be finding the answers to.
Although we can't be together in person at the moment, we are going to use Google Classroom to explore these questions together at home.
Topic: What does it mean to be human?
We have got a really exciting topic planned this term, exploring what it means to be human. This includes learning about early humans in the stone age to the iron age, discovering what humans need to survive, considering different beliefs about where humans came from and so much more! Please see the overview below for more details about what we will be covering in each subject this half-term.
Autumn 1 Overview
Autumn 2 Overview
Meet the Teacher
Summer Holiday Packs - Year 3
Summer Holiday Packs - Year 4
Home Learning: Week Beginning 13th July 2020
Topic: Eggatha's Summer Holiday
Hello Class 3,
You have made it to the last week of home learning before the summer holidays! The summer holidays might look a little different for us this year but not for Eggatha! She is making the most of the summer and has gone on a holiday adventure.
In this week's challenge, there are lots of postcards and pictures from Eggatha so you can see what she gets up to. Read the postcards carefully because she has set you some challenges! Eggatha’s challenges don’t need to be long – it could just be a quick video or picture on Dojo – and they are all about things we have already learnt this year so it should help you to remember what you know already.
There are also a few summer-themed (or chicken-themed!) English, maths and other activities at the end that you might like to do while Eggatha is on her travels! We will be uploading more summer activities in a final pack on Friday.
CHALLENGE 15: Eggatha's Summer Holiday
Home Learning: Week Beginning 6th July 2020
Hello Class 3,
We have got just 2 weeks left of home learning before the summer holidays so I thought it would be a good time for us to reflect on the year we have had…and what a year it has been! At the end of this week, I will be sharing with you my own reflections on this school year, including just how proud I am of you all! The activities in this PowerPoint are all about reflections. Some of them are about physical reflections that you can see, others are about mental reflections that you feel. As always please pick out the activities that work for you but I would encourage you to do at least 1 English, 1 maths and 1 other activity during the week.
CHALLENGE 14: Reflections
CHALLENGE 14: English Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 14: Maths Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 14: Other Activities and Resources
Spelling and Mental Maths 08.07.20
Home Learning: Week Beginning 29th June 2020
Topic: Throw Some Shapes!
Hello Class 3,
This week, your home learning challenge is all about shapes. As always, please pick out and adapt the activities to work for you. I encourage you to do at least one English, one maths and one other activity during the week.
CHALLENGE 13: Throw Some Shapes!
CHALLENGE 13: English Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 13: Maths Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 13: Other Activities and Resources
Spelling and Mental Maths 01.07.20
Mrs Newland's Challenge of the Week: 22.06.20
Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a lovely weekend.
I saw from Portfolio and Tapestry that lots of you had had a go at some optical illusion art last week. If so, I hope you kept hold of it for this week's challenge! If not, it's not too late. You can still have a go. I'll upload the instructions to all of the class pages on the school website!
This week, we are going to add to it. I'd like you to experiment with taking photographs of you pretending to fall. Once you have one you are happy with, print it out in black and white, cut it out and stick it onto your art work!
Don't worry if you don't have access to a camera and/or a printer. You can draw your picture instead, or cut something out of a magazine. You could draw a picture of an animal if you prefer..
Ge creative and let me see your masterpieces on Portfolio or on Tapestry!
I hope you like mine!
Home Learning: Week Beginning 22nd June 2020
Topic: Poetry Week
Hello Class 3!
This week, we are going to have a poetry week. The Anglo-Saxons were very fond of poetry. They particularly enjoyed riddles or epic poems, like the story of Beowulf. So, get ready for writing poetry, reading poetry, learning poetry, creating art and music inspired by poetry – lots of poetry!
As always, there are lots of ideas and resources in the documents below so feel free to pick out what works for you. I encourage you to do at least one English, maths and other activity during the week.
CHALLENGE 12: Poetry Week
CHALLENGE 12: English Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 12: Maths Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 12: Other Activities and Resources
Spelling and Mental Maths 24.06.20
Home Learning: Week Beginning 15th June 2020
At this time of year, we would normally be getting stuck into rehearsals for the summer production. We would also be writing our own playscripts in English this half-term too. As we can’t do this together at school, why not do it at home?!
This week, your main challenge is to write and perform your very own play. It could be a puppet show or a chance for you to display some amazing acting. There are lots of ideas in the documents below to help you. Please send me a copy of your script on Dojo and I look forward to seeing any videos or photos of your performances that you would like to share too!
There are also lots of other ideas of things you can do this week. As usual, please have a look through and choose which of these activities works for you. I encourage you to do at least one English (preferably a playscript), one maths and one other activity.
CHALLENGE 11: Showtime!
CHALLENGE 11: English Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 11: Maths Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 11: Other Activities and Resources
Spelling and Mental Maths 17.06.20
Home Learning: Week Beginning 8th June 2020
Topic: SAVE THE WORLD!
This week, we are going to SAVE THE WORLD!!! Are you ready?! We might not be able to save the world from COVID-19 on our own but we can do our best to make the world a better place!
We are continuing to think about Vikings and find out about some Viking heroes but I also thought it was a good opportunity to think about some other types of heroes. See the slides to see what I mean…
Have an awesome week and let’s work together to save the world!!!
CHALLENGE 10: SAVE THE WORLD!
CHALLENGE 10: English Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 10: Maths Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 10: Other Activities and Resources
Spelling and Mental Maths 10.06.20
Mrs Newland's Challenge of the Week - 01.06.20
Good afternoon everyone.
I hope you all had a lovely half term.
Thank you to those who sent their pictures of the toilet roll tube challenge efforts. They were brilliant! You can see pictures of them all if you click on this link:
This week, I would like to create a display/piece of artwork in school to demonstrate what lock down has meant to our community. Perhaps you have learnt a new skill? Perhaps you have discovered somewhere new that is now your favourite place? Perhaps you have been particularly artistic. Perhaps there is one particular thing you have enjoyed doing.
You could send me a photograph, a picture, a poem, a piece of writing, a collage... The possibilities are endless! Please send me your idea via the message section and/or the Portfolio section of ClassDojo. I will then print them out to use in school. I would really like every child to be represented so get those ideas coming!
Have a great week everyone.
Home Learning: Week Beginning 1st June 2020
Topic: Battles and Invasions
Hello Class 3,
I hope you have had a great half-term week and enjoyed the sunshine!
This week, we are continuing with our topic on the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Scots, specifically focusing on battles and invasions leading up to the Norman Conquest. Think maps, timelines, diagrams and maybe even some slow-motion re-enactments!
You can do as many as these activities as you would like to but it would be great if you could do at least one English, one maths and one other activity duringthe week. You will probably need to start with some research – there are lots of resources at the end of this PowerPoint to help with that.
Please don't be alarmed by the size of the PowerPoint, this is because I have tried to attach lots of printable information and resources on the end for those who do not always have immediate access to a computer for their research. If you would find it easier to look at the English, maths and other challenges separately, you can find these below.
Have fun and let the battles commence!
CHALLENGE 9: Battles and Invasions
CHALLENGE 9: English Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 9: Maths Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 9: Other Activities and Resources
Spellings and Mental Maths 03.06.20
Home Learning: Week Beginning 18th May 2020
Topic: Farming and Plants
Hello Class 3,
Well done for all the amazing work you have been doing about Anglo-Saxons and Vikings so far this term. This week, we are going to link our history topic to our science topic for this term: plants.
Farming was a very important part of Anglo-Saxon life. The Anglo-Saxons had to grow many different plants for food. This week, you are going to find out if you have got what it takes to be an Anglo-Saxon farmer.
It would be great if you could have a go at least one of the science, English and maths activities.
CHALLENGE 8: Have you got what it takes to be an Anglo-Saxon farmer?!
CHALLENGE 8: Science Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 8: English Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 8: Maths Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 8: Other Activities and Resources
Home Learning: Week Beginning 11th May 2020
Topic: Myths and Legends
I hope you have all had a good weekend and enjoyed the sunshine.
This week, we are going to have a look at myths and legends! This is part of our topic that we would have been doing in school this term.
As usual, below there are lots of different activities so that you can choose which ones to have a go at. I do not expect you to do them all but I encourage you to try and do at least one English, one maths and one other activity during the week.
If you would like to print this document, there are printable versions which do not have any coloured backgrounds.
Have fun learning about myths and legends and I look forward to seeing what you get up to!
All the best,
Miss Mill :)
CHALLENGE 7: Myths and Legends
CHALLENGE 7: English Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 7: Maths Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 7: Other Activities and Resources
Spellings and Mental Maths 13.05.20
Home Learning: Week Beginning 4th May 2020
Topic: Let the Battle Commence! Part 2 - Vikings
Hello Class 3!
In school this term, we are supposed to be learning about what happened in Britain after the Romans left, including the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Scots. I hope you enjoyed learning about the Anglo-Saxons and Scots last week. This week, we are going to focus on the Vikings.
In this PowerPoint there are some activities linked to this topic. All of the activities cover content that we would have been doing in school this term. This week, you have a science/DT project to have a go at. Please also complete at least one English, maths and other activity. There are a few to choose from!
CHALLENGE 6: Let the Battles Commence! Part 2
CHALLENGE 6: English Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 6: Maths Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 6: Other Activities and Resources
Spellings and Mental Maths 06.05.20
Mrs Newland's VE day challenge
This week, May 8th, is the 75th anniversary of VE day. Below are some activities for you to have a go at!
VE day all resources
VE day information
VE day activities
Home Learning: Week Beginning 27th April 2020
Topic: Let the Battle Commence! Part 1 - Anglo-Saxons
Hello Class 3!
In school this term, we are supposed to be learning about what happened in Britain after the Romans left, including the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Scots.
This week, we are going to focus on the Anglo-Saxons and Scots (we will be looking at Vikings next week).
Below, there are some activities linked to this topic. All of the activities cover content that we would have been doing in school this term. Please complete the English and maths activities and at least one other activity.
CHALLENGE 5: Let the Battles Commence! Part 1
CHALLENGE 5: English Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 5: Maths Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 5: Other Activities and Resources
Spellings and Mental Maths 29.04.20
Home Learning: Week Beginning 20th April 2020
Topic: It's a Small World After All
During this challenging time when we cannot be together, it is easy to feel like everyone is very far away. However, we can also look at it another way; we are all a part of this strange situation and we are all in this together – even with people across the world! It can actually feel a bit like the world has got smaller and we are all more connected than ever. In the midst of a bad situation, we have a great opportunity to connect with our households, our communities and our world. So, my challenge to you this week is to do just that – connect with the world.
Below are some different activities to help you connect with the world you live in. Please choose at least 1 English, 1 maths and 1 other activity to have a go at this week. You might also want to come up with your own activities for this challenge. You will get 2 Dojos for each way that you connect with the world.
Keep going Class 3 – you’ve got this!!!
CHALLENGE 4: It's a Small World After All
CHALLENGE 4: English Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 4: Maths Activities and Resources
CHALLENGE 4: Other Activities and Resources
Spellings and Mental Maths 22.04.20
Home Learning: Week Beginning 30th March 2020
Topic: Three is The Magic Number
As we are Class 3 and this is challenge 3, I thought I would stick to a theme of 3s! In this PowerPoint, there are 21 (a multiple of 3) activities all based around the number 3. Over the next 3 weeks, you might want to try to complete as many of them as you can. You can do the activities in any order and for each activity you complete and upload to your portfolio, you will get 3 Dojos. That means, if you complete all the activities you will get 63 Dojos!!!
There are lots of different types of activities including cooking, craft, drawing, writing, music, problem-solving, sewing, listening to stories, watching videos and even doing some teaching yourselves! These activities cover a whole range of different skills and are intended to be a fun way of covering areas of the curriculum that we either have not yet covered or may need to revise but they are optional so feel free to carry on with your own learning instead if you would rather. Alternatively, if you want to take ideas from these challenges but do them in your own way, that is fine too – whatever works for you! I appreciate that learning at home will look different for everyone.
Have fun and I look forward to seeing what you’ve been up to on Class Dojo!
Miss Mill :)
P.S. You might want to listen to this song again… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU4pyiB-kq0