WELCOME TO CLASS 3B

Class Teacher

Class Teacher

Miss Benyon

Class ETA

Class ETA

Mrs Dudley

Class 3I curriculum

Spring term

Our topic this term is

Ancient Egypt. We will be using the book
‘Egyptian Cinderella’ as a stimulus for our writing.
We be looking and Egypt in detail, finding where it
is in the world, learning about mummification,
Tutankhamun and the pyramids. We are so
excited for this topic. In Maths we are focusing
heavily on multiplication and division. Please use
your timetable Rockstars to help you. Please see
the curriculum planner for more detail on our
topics over the next term.

RE

As theologians we will :

  • Learn about a call to change and the Eucharist focusing on our First Holy Communion.
  • We will also be looking at the British Value of responsibility and respect

 

english

As writers and communicators we will :

  • Write stories about places we have been.
  • Write adventure stories.
  • Write letters.
  • Recounts.
  • Persuasive writing.
  • Write poems that convey an image.
  • Read and listen to a wide range of styles of text.
  • Read and listen to whole books.
  • Engage in meaningful discussions in all areas of the curriculum.
  • Listen to and learn a wide range of subject specific vocabulary.

 

PSHE

We will be looking at friendships and getting on with each other.

  • We will focus on ourselves and why it is good to be me.
  • We will be doing this through drama, reflective time in class, whole class discussions and artwork.

History

As historians we will :

  • Place the time studied on a time line.
  • Use dates and terms related to the study unit and passing of time.
  • Sequence several events or artefacts.
  • Use a range of sources to find out about a period.
  • Observe small details – artefacts, pictures.
  • Select and record information relevant to the study.

Begin to use the library and internet for research

Geography

As geographers we will :

  • Know why a key is needed.
  • Use standard symbols.
  • Locate places on larger scale.
  • Use books, stories, atlases, pictures /photos and internet as sources of information.

Design and Technology

As designers we will:

  • Make realistic masks.
  • Design, make and evaluate a new Egyptian pyramid.

mathematics

As mathematicians we will :

  • Recognize the place value of each digit in a 3-digit number.
  • Read and write numerals to 100 in numbers and words.
  • Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100 and estimate numbers.
  • Add and subtract numbers mentally including 3-digit numbers and units, tens and hundreds.
  • Solve problems including missing numbers and place value and more complex addition and subtraction.
  • Use and recall multiplication and division facts for 3, 4 and 8 times tables.
  • Be able to multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number.
  • Solve problems including missing numbers involving multiplication and division.
  • Learn to measure, compare and add and subtract lengths.
  • Learn how to measure the perimeter of simple 2D shapes.
  • Learn how to tell the time using digital and analogue.
  • Add and take away fractions .

 

 

science

 As scientists we will :

  • Study light and how it is projected.
  • Carry out investigations to show why light is important.

 

Physical education

As athletes we will:

  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, such as basketball, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
  • Continuing to develop our agility, balance and co-ordination through a range of sporting activities.
  • Perform dances.

 

Computing

We will be :

  • Be programmers and bug fixers.
  • Design and write programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts.
  • Use sequence, selections and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output; generate appropriate inputs and predicted outputs to test programs.

 

Music

As musicians we will :

Y3 First Access Recorder

  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts
  • Improvise music using 3 notes
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds – echo game
  • Begin to use rhythm and staff notation

 

Art

As artists we will :

  • Look at the work at Howard Hodgkin.
  • Use clay to make things.
  • To use paper to form a 3D surface.

 

Homework

Homework will be given out on a Friday and we
ask it is brought back by the following Thursday.
Homework is always going over what we have
been looking at in class please do not worry about homework as
long as it is attempted we are happy.
Our P.E days this half term will be Wednesday and
Thursdays.

School Trips

 There will be no school trip this term. Details about this will follow.

Year 3 Assemblies

Our Year group Holy Week Assembly will take place on Wednesday 1st April at 10:30. 

PE Important Information

  • A P.E. kit consists of: a white t-shirt, blue (or black) shorts, and a pair of pumps (indoor use) / sports trainers for outdoor use, which they should leave in school.  As an optional extra, a dark coloured pair of jogging trousers and a jumper can also be worn when we are outside / during the winter months.
  •  If your child has pierced ears, it would be much appreciated if you could remove their earrings on each morning of P.E.  Please note that staff are not able to remove them or cover them, so this will result in your child not taking part in our P.E. lesson and an alternative task will be provided for the child, this is due to health and safety reasons.  Long hair must be tied back.
  • Please ensure your child has a P.E. kit in school at all times.  All P.E. kit must be labeled clearly with your child’s name.  If it becomes lost, it can easily be returned to the rightful owner. If your child does not have their P.E. kit in school you may receive a text message to inform you that they need it for the following week.

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Christmas at St. Paulinus 2019

Christmas at St. Paulinus 2019

As the calendar year for 2019 draws to an end we hope you have a happy and holy Christmas. Here are the Christmas production highlights for 2019 . https://vimeo.com/380447129   Key Stage One sing us out with their carol service  ........... see you next year. ....

Cave Painting

Cave Painting

Year 3 have been studying the Stone Age. We have been looking at how they may have communicated with others. We turned the desks upside down to create a cave and we produced our own cave paintings. We have put these up in class so you will be able to see them at...

Our new Library

Our new Library

On the 15th of November, our local MP came and led an assembly where she shared with the children her love of reading. Her favourite book was the MagicFaraway Tree by Enid Blyton. The children were enthused by her and asked many questions. She then officially opened...

Topics Displays

Topics Displays

Throughout school we have some fantastic topics that we are looking into. Our topic displays are eye catching and show a variety of learning skills through History, Geography, Art and DT. After each lesson children’s work is displayed under the question that they have...

Our New Library

Our New Library

St Paulinus Primary School has launched its new library! The children enjoy their moment of escapism and take advantage to choose their own book and read or share a book with their friends. .     

3I Stone Age

3I Stone Age

To kick-start our topic ‘Stone Age’ we decided to complete some silhouette artwork. We decided on a suitable background and made our silhouette from black card to stand out.  We have put our artwork up on display and they look very effective. We are very proud of our...

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