Welcome to Class 3
Our teacher is Miss Curzon
Mrs Lupton is our teaching assistant
World Book Day – lots of fantastic costumes. We had a lovely day sharing our favourite books and writing our own versions of Gorilla by Anthony Browne.
Love our planet days – Class 3 and 4 went on a Welly Walk to explore our local area and collected resources to build bug hotels, which were very popular!
We had great fun in the snow making snow volcanoes, using chemical reactions, and measuring the lava flow. We were investigating whether the steepness of the slope will effect the distance the lava travels.
Class 3 have begun their topic of Transport and Trade this term with a visit to Beaulieu Motor Museum. We focused on the development of transport through the ages and looked at the differences this has made to people’s lives. Our day included a presentation about the differences in transport, a tour of the motor museum, a ride in ‘The Gumdrop’ and on the monorail and a trip around the The Top Gear Museum.
In topic this term we have been learning how to build Art Bots and writing instructions on how to make them and explanation texts about different contraptions. In order to make our Art Bots we had to learn to read and follow instructions, how to make a circuit and have a good understanding of electronics. It definitely took a lot of resilience! Once we had made sure our circuits were working, it was very exciting to watch them draw some brilliant rainbow patterns.
In science we were measuring the distance a car travels on different surfaces to test the amount of force different materials have on a toy car. We learnt that the car travels further on smoother surface this is because a smooth surface has less friction than a rough surface. We tested the car on bubble wrap, sandpaper, carpet, the table, cloth, cardboard and wet floor area. We compared the amount of friction each material had on the car by rolling the car down a whiteboard and measured the distance the car had traveled from the whiteboard on different surfaces. We had to think about how to make our investigation fair.
In Class 3 this term our topic is Electronics and we have kick-started this with a visit from the scrap store. We spent the morning building robots out of recycling and throughout the term we will learn about how we can use electric circuits to develop movement.
Please see our Parent Planner below for more details of our learning this term.
Each Tuesday your child will be set homework, which is usually due in for the following Monday. Their homework normally includes a task on mathletics (children have their own log in details) www.mathletics.co.uk , spellings and one other piece which may be related to literacy, science or topic.
Spellings: each week your child will be given a list of spellings to learn for the following week, these spellings will consist of words we may come across in our learning and words year 3 are expected to know. I am sure your children will appreciate any help you can give them with learning their spellings.
Reading – each week I will set the class a challenge of reading 5 times a week at home, they will then receive 5 house points and a superstar sticker for their chart. We also have a star reader each week, the more you can hear your child read the better!
Please click on the links below to download these PDF files.
Here are some really fun and useful websites for games to help your learning: