Welcome to Class 3
Our class teacher in year 3 and 4 is Miss Murphy. Our class is also supported by Mrs Leddy.
Welcome to Class 3!
Class 3 is an exciting time for year 3 and year 4 pupils, who are transitioning into KS2. We do a lot of fun activities throughout the year in all of our lessons, which you will see on our regularly updated Class Dojo Story. This is also an important time for year 4 children who complete the multiplication check, to assess their recall of multiplication tables to 12. In years 3 and 4 we spend plenty of time preparing children for this assessment.
Class 3 Daily Routine
A typical day in class 3 is as follows:
8:55 – 9:00 Children come into school, eat breakfast and watch Newsround.
9:00 – 9:30 Shared Reading
9:30 – 10:45 Literacy (15-minute assembly on some days)
10:45 – 11:00 Break time
11:00 – 12:00 Numeracy
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch time/Break time
1:00 – 3:00 Foundation subject lessons
3:00 – 3:15 Reading class text
Class 3 Curriculum Overview
As children move into KS2 they develop their confidence and independence. Although we work extremely hard, we have a lot of fun too with our exciting, engaging curriculum.
We cover a range of fiction and non-fiction text types, such as narratives, adventure stories, non-chronological reports, poems. We practise spellings daily and focus on improving children’s handwriting so children can make the correct joins between letters ready for joining upper key stage 2. We focus on developing children’s understanding of grammar through a range of starters and focus lessons. Children are expected to practise their spellings at home, ready for Friday spelling tests.
Each child is given a reading book to read at home. Children will be listened to reading during shared reading sessions, as well as by different adults in school. We use Accelerated Reader in school. Children check their understanding of what they have read by answering questions about their chosen book on an iPad or computer. Their scores will be recorded in their home reading diaries. Reading at home is expected and encouraged; we aim for at least 3 times a week as this will really help your children’s progress.
One of our key focuses in numeracy is times tables, ensuring children are ready for the multiplication check in year 4. We use BBC Super Movers songs (https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/times-table-collection/z4vv6v4) to help children recall multiplication facts, as well as the TTRockstars app. Children can access both of these at home and regular practise is strongly encouraged.
We spend the first term in school understanding key aspects of place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to ensure children have a secure understanding in the key areas of maths. We also cover: fractions (including decimals), measurement, geometry and statistics.
The school year is divided into 3 terms. As we have mixed age classes, topics run in two cycles (cycle A and cycle B). In each term, we cover a range of topics which will be shared with you in our class newsletter. You can also view our long term planning for both cycles below. Our foundation subjects are: science, history, geography, religious education, physical education, art, design and technology, computing, PSHE and music (which is taught by an external teacher).
Long term plans
To be uploaded soon!
To be uploaded soon!
Class 3’s Dojo Story Feed
Activities, Visits & Trips 2019-20
This morning we have completed another multiplication check. Class three have been working very hard each week to practise their times tables. It’s also really important that the children practise at home each week too!
What a fantastic morning class 3 have had at Wolsingham School! We are very proud of everyone who took part and showed brilliant sportsmanship. Each team did fantastically so well done to everyone involved, but a special well done to our blue team who came 2nd overall!
This morning we have been practising curling and boccia ready for our festival on Monday.
We have all joined in and made a fantastic effort!
Next week we are holding our class 3 parent/carer event. It will be on Wednesday at 2pm. We will be designing and creating our calendars to take home at the end of the year. If we have time, we may also look at some of the timetable practise we have been doing on TTRockstars. We’d love it if you could come along!
This half term in literacy we are reading the text: George’s Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl. After exploring the main character (George), we each made a profile from his point of view. Here are some examples of our fantastic work.
After visiting the Mining Art Gallery in Bishop Auckland, Gemma from the Auckland Project came into school to do some art work with us. Norman Cornish created different portraits of special people in his life. As a class, we discussed the important people in our lives and what makes them special. Then, we made portraits of our special people using oil pastels. Look how fantastic they are!
Some pictures from when we made bread last week. It was very tasty!
We also walked around the art gallery, looking at paintings from Norman Cornish and Tom McGuinness. We tried to recreate the art work that we found the most interesting. We learned a lot about mining life and how difficult and dangerous it was.
Today, class 3 visited the mining art gallery in Bishop Auckland. In our groups we each tried dry point etching using Tom McGuinness’ personal printer from around 150 years ago! Our art work turned out very well.
Archived Class information
You can view our archived Class Information on our website.