Welcome to Class 3
We are a class of Year 4 and 5 pupils and our teacher is Mr Musgrove. We have a great classroom with fantastic views across the valley, and we all love it! We hope you will regularly visit our page, and enjoy sharing some of our best moments over the coming year.
Class 3 Newsletter
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Class 3 Spring Newsletter
Pupils had previously been working on their writing skills by describing a range of different settings and landscapes. Pupils could practise these skills again by using a range of online pictures to generate ideas and then form them into paragraphs. They could use the 5 senses to describe what they can hear, see, smell, taste and feel, and then build on this with a range of sentence starts (fronted adverbials), and a variety of figurative language (similes, metaphors, personification etc). Please look at the following examples to help. Describe setting
Mental arithmetic – children would benefit from frequent practice of all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) using a formal written method. Little and often really does help to keep these methods fresh in their minds.
Decimals, percentages and fractions – pupils had previously learned about fractions and it would be beneficial if they could practise converting these fractions into decimals and percentages.
Everyday, pupils would complete 3 minutes of TTRockstars during maths lessons. Children can continue to do so and can use their username and password to access this website and complete a range of times tables. Frequent practice would be a benefit for children as multiplication and division skills are used through large parts of the maths curriculum.
Living Things and their Habitats
Children could build on their prior learning of grouping and classifying living things by researching the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird. They could use the internet to investigate these differences and then produce fact files or illustrations to present these findings.
Class 3: 2018 – 2019
Choral performance of ‘The Highwayman’
This term Class 3 have been investigating the language of Alfred Noyes’ famous poem ‘The Highwayman’. Pupils had the opportunity to learn more about the characters and recite their roles with expression, sound effects and other performance techniques.
Pupils in Class 3 have been learning how to create and strengthen structures using a range of materials such as wood and cardboard. They then decorated these to reflect what a Roman villa would have looked like in Roman Britain.
Class 3: 2016 – 2017
Arbeia Roman Fort
Class 3 enjoyed a super day our at Arbeia Roman Fort as part of our “Romans in Britain” topic. We really enjoyed being recruited by Maximus the Centurion, who trained us to be excellent Roman soldiers. We learned how to be Archaeologists and we found lots of Roman remains. We had a great day!
Through Autumn Term Class 2 and Class 3 are taking part in Peer Tutoring. Every Thursday morning the Year 5 children coach a Year 3 in solving mathematical problems and challenges. Year 4 support Y2 in their use of Bug Club by listening to them read and asking questions to develop their understanding.