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Elmley Castle C.E. First School

Where a great start matters

Class 3

Welcome to Class Three's Webpage!

We are a Key Stage Two class made up of wonderful Year Three, Four and Five children. 

Our Class Teacher is Mr. Brown and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs.Priestley. 

Some Important Information:

  • We have new spellings each term and are taught a spelling rule to practise at home every Monday. We are tested on these words every Friday and our results are recorded in our spelling journals. Please ensure your child has their spelling journal in school on a Friday, 
  • Reading records are checked every Tuesday, we ask that a parent or guardian listens to us read and signs our record at least once a week. Mr  Brown would ideally like you to read at least 3 times a week at home for about 20 mins each time. However, we endeavouring to become independent readers by the time we reach Year 4.  
  • Times tables are tested every Wednesday and the children's results sheets are taken home each week with a target for improvement. 
  • Forest school is with Mrs.Davies every Wednesday-please make sure you have forest school kit and wellies in school at all times. 
  • PE is every Thursday- please ensure you have suitable kit in school at all times. 
  • We are trying a different approach to homework. Please see our Homework books for details. Please let me know your thoughts.
  • Each term we have a learning log focus for the whole term, 

At the bottom of this page you will find some useful documents explaining how you can support your child's learning in class, recommended books for your child's age group and and links to the latest spelling lists:

Spring Term Topic

Brilliant Britain 

 

Spring Term

Welcome to Class 3's Spring Term Blog

Each week the children will be writing the blog about our events and curriculum.

Young Voices.

On the 17th January 2019 class 3 (year 3,4 and 5) had the pleasure of preforming at young voices at Birmingham in the Rsort World Arena. We had an extraordinary time and loved every single act. There where over 6,000 children that made up the choir and we made such a lovely noise. The main thing that class 3 enjoyed was the dancing by the amazing Urban Strides! We also had a live performance from Tony Hadley ,Sharlene Hector,a message from Hugh jackman and Britains Got Talent golden buzzer winner ,Beau Dermut! It was nice to tell the parents to get up and boogie! We say thank you to the backing singers : Nick,Hatty and Laura-Jane. We say a massive thank you to every one who helped. We hope they raised a lot of money for the charity Teenage Cancer Trust                                              Year4 and 5

    Rugby

Every Friday ,since the start of term , Dave from Worcester Warriors has come to the school to teach Class 3 rugby. At the moment,we are learning the basic skills of tag rugby, because we are all at different levels.It is amazing to have the  Worcester Warriors come to our school. We have only had two sessions,but we have really enjoyed it.We really thank Dave for giving up his time to come and teach us tag rugby.We really love it!!!

                                                 By Year4/5

Thursday 31st January 2019

Swimming

Every Tuesday class three go to Pershore Leisure Centre for swimming sessions. There are three groups, the bottom group, which is for not very confident swimmers, the middle group, which is for people who can swim well, but could use more practice, and the top group which is for confident and competitive swimmers. Gwen, the swimming coach, teachers the bottom group, Mrs Priestley teaches the middle group and Mr Brown teaches the top group.

 

 

Drama Club

Every Monday Jimmy from White  Socks Theatre  comes in to teach the children drama. Jimmy does lots of games with the children. It's so much fun. Over the next couple of weeks, Jimmy will teach the children a play and present it to the parents.

Graffiti Art

Early on Tuesday morning, something strange appeared on the walls of our school. It appears that somebody came on to the site and chalked graffiti art onto the walls. We are not sure who!

Science

Class 3 engaged in a variety of investigations to discover how sound travels and how we can muffle sound.

Swimming

On Tuesday 5th March, four members of Class 3 took part in the ESSA Herefordshire and Worcestershire final. The team competed alongside teams of children from Primary and Middle schools from both counties.The first relay was 100 metre freestyle. Each swimmer swam one length front crawl which is equivalent to 25 metres. The next race was a medley:one length backstroke ,one length breaststroke and two lengths freestyle.All of our swimmers swam brilliantly despite not being in year6 ,which most other swimmers were.We won both our races comfortably,but we haven't found out where we finished.Watch this space!

Class 3 World Book Day 2019

Rugby Tournament

On Wednesday 6th March, KS2 took part in a tag rugby tournament. During the morning, the team played six matches against local schools. I'm delighted to say that they won three, drew two and lost just one. More importantly their sense of fair play, sportsmanship, and teamwork was exemplary.

They also got a chance to show off their new strip

Learning the guitar

Homework Baking Results

Autumn Term Topic: Mexico and the Mayan.

As part of our topic, Class 3 visited Cadbury World. A day enjoyed by all! Your children were a delight to be with. During the lunch interval teachers from other schools held our children up as a model of behaviour. I hope some of you enjoyed the chocolate.

Some examples of our Mayan masks. The children are looking forward to sharing our topic work on our open afternoon-Friday 7th December at 2:30

Some examples of our homework so far!

Maths examples to follow.

Science investigation:

We carried out an investigation to discover what plants need to live.

CLass 3 investigated the reproductive parts of a flower. They then classsified these as either male or female. We then acted out the polination process.

Summer Term: Ocean Deep, Mountain High

Save Our Oceans

Learning about data by playing World Cup football top trumps

SAS taste testing to survive on Kensuke’s island. Can we follow and improve upon these instructions?

Decimal Spirals

Spring Term: 'Victoriana'

As well as a fantastic trip to the Gloucester Life Museum, we learnt all about Victorian inventions. daily life, the royal family and crime and punishment in those days!

Autumn Term:  'Stars and Stripes'

Stars and stripes was an intergalactic learning journey studying our solar system and beyond. We also took a deeper look at our own very special planet Earth.

To start our 'Stars and Stripes' topic we made papier-mâché models of the planets in our solar system!

Look at our amazing learning logs! 

Halloween maths: addition and subtraction spiders!

Before half term we had a maths professor visit who showed us how magical maths can be!

In English we are learning about calligrams.

PGL was amazing! What fantastic fun we had; we conquered our fears and worked together to face the challenges set. 

Spelling Lists for this term Year 3/4 and Year 5

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 Year 4 Term 3B Overview.pdfDownload
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 Summer Term 2 Year 5 Spellings.pdfDownload
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Recommended Reading Lists

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 Brilliant Book List Y3.pdfDownload
 Brilliant Book List Y4.pdfDownload
 Brilliant Book List Y5.pdfDownload
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Guidance on how to support your child's reading

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 t2-e-3900-year-5-reading-with-your-child-parent-advice-booklet.pdfDownload
 Year 3 Reading with Your Child Parent Advice Booklet.pdfDownload
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Guidance on how to support your child in learning their times tables

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 t2-m-4310-a-grown-ups-guide-to-times-tables-how-to-help-your-child-become-a-times-tables-master-booklet-e_ver_3.pdfDownload
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