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Class 3 Learning Overview Autumn 2020

Class 3 2020-21

 

Welcome back to school everybody!

 

Class 3 is made up of 21 Year 3 children and 10 Year 4. We are usually taught by Mrs Pye and Mrs Fielding.

However, Mr Parsons will be teaching temporarily in Class 3 while Mrs Pye is on maternity leave.

 

Keep an eye on this page for learning overviews, information, photographs and news about everything that will be happening in Class 3 this year.  

Take a look at some of the great learning you can do in Class 3.

 

Jonah Man Jazz

PE- Gymnastics Balancing Moves

This week we have started our new learning about fractions in maths. Today we have been using practical resources to help us understand that finding fractions relates to division and we can use the method of grouping to help us visualise this.
Welcome back to Spring Term! We have a lot going on this term in Class Three so please have a look at our learning overview below to see what we have planned! 
We had a busy DT week at the end of term where we designed and created bags which would be suitable for a rainforest explorer in the Amazon. We used a variety of stitches and skills to sew our bags and we produced some FANTASTIC examples! Have a look at our gallery below to see what we made!

Samba Group Performances

In music this week, we have worked in our team point groups to individually compose a short piece of samba music. Please watch and listen to our group performances and let us know what you think!

Birch Group

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Willow Group

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Visit from Reverend Roland

We were very lucky to have a visit from Reverend Roland this Friday on the 11th October! Our topic in RE this term is 'Called Upon By God' and we have been looking at people who have felt a calling from God. We have so far explored Moses and Abraham, prophets from the Old Testament. We have also looked at Mother Teresa who did wonderful things in her life by helping so many people in need. This week, we have been thinking and learning about members of the clergy who have also felt called upon by God.

 

We prepare questions for Reverend Roland so we could find out more information bout how he was called, what happened and how he felt about it. We learnt a lot and are very grateful for his visit to Class 3!

Measuring Time- Maths

In Maths this week we have been learning about time. Today we have done some practical work where we have estimated, recorded and compared the time it takes us to do certain activities. Have a look at us in action and see if you can work out what activities we are doing!
Class 3 have taken brilliantly to their Samba lessons with the Lancashire Music Service so far this term! They have been exploring a range of traditional instruments and are understanding how to use 'call and response' following the lead of the main instrument. Keep updated with our progress by checking back soon for an update!
Today we began our new ‘Up and Active’ PE sessions and we had a really great time! We started by learning about why physical activity was important for our bodies and we organised different activities into categories. After that, we warmed up with the Pirate Ship activity and then we played a game of Cat and Mouse where the aim wasn’t to be the winner but to engage in physical activity so our hearts were beating quickly and we were feeling out of breath!

Visit to Mellor Memorial

We had a fabulous time on Thursday 25th April when we visited Mellor Church to take part in the 'Easter Experience'. We visited different stations which helped us learn and reflect on the events of Holy Week. Class Three would like to say a HUGE thank you to everybody who helped organised this brilliant afternoon, we loved taking part in the activities! Please have a look at our photographs to see what we got up to.

To end our topic 'Food, Glorious Food!' we baked our own hot cross buns and we enjoyed devouring them, as you can see! We have been learning all about food around the world and as part of our DT learning, we tasted and evaluated current products from supermarkets to help us design and create a recipe to make our own bun. We were able to apply our maths skills of measuring to make sure we followed our recipe accurately!

 

Music Lessons

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Victoria Barry Visit to Class Three

We had a great morning on Friday when Victoria Barry came to visit school. We really enjoyed listening to her story called ‘Darkmoor’. It was very exciting to have another author visit us in school to celebrate World Book Week. We have been inspired for our own story writing and it has been interesting to find out about the life of a real author! 

World Book Day

We have had a great day celebrating World Book Day in Class Three! The children all looked wonderful in their costumes and we have enjoyed a variety of different activities to celebrate our love of reading and books.

Author Visit

Music Lessons

 

We have been doing so well with our music lessons that we have now moved on to writing our own music and creating patterns. Have a look at our note formation!

We really enjoy sharing our homework each week with other children in the class. We have been enjoying giving feedback and discussing each other's ideas.

 

Our homework always links to our topic theme and this week we had to design and create a menu using expanded noun phrases. We watched an M&S food advert before we started which gave us lots of ideas and inspiration for our own menu!

Science- Egg Experiment

We have been monitoring the effects that different liquids have on the shell of an egg. In our experiment, the egg shell represented the enamel of our teeth and we were investigating how liquids with varying amounts of sugar would change the egg. Have a look at the photographs to see what happened at the end of the experiment!

 

We have definitely enjoyed learning about teeth this term and how important it is to look after them.

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This week, our School Council asked each class in the school to spend a morning limiting our resources and sitting in rows to imagine how school life can be around the world, particularly in countries where they don't have the luxuries that we have and quite often take for granted.

 

We had to share our pencils, we couldn't use our interactive whiteboard and our usual equipment was very limited. Although it was difficult, it made us realise how fortunate we are in our school and we also thought of ways we could help those in need.

 

We also got some brilliant collaborative work out of it!

Save the Children- Christmas Jumper Day

Samba Music

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Listen to us doing our call and response activity on Friday!
We are really enjoying our Samba music lessons which we have every Friday afternoon through the Lancashire Music Service. Have a look at our photographs and take a look at us playing a range of musical instruments.

Remembrance Garden

 

This week at school, we have enjoyed creating our own special remembrance garden in the school playground to honour those who died in WW1. We have painted pebbles to display in the area and we have dedicated a special bench to the fallen soldiers of the war. We are going to use this area as a place to think, remember and reflect. 

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