Class 3

WELCOME TO CLASS 3

We have both Year Two and Year Three children in our class. Class 3 is taught by Mr Hogg. We are also very lucky to be joined by Miss Mulligan every day and Mrs Horton Monday to Wednesday. Everyone is extremely excited to be back and really looking forward to this year!

WHAT WILL WE BE LEARNING?

Maths - This term in Maths, we will be working on place value with numbers up to 1000. We will then be using this knowledge to solve addition and subtraction problems as we get later on in the term. We will also be doing TT Rockstars to develop our times-tables, as well as our Rapid Recall Facts three times a week to build our fluency.
English – Our writing lessons this term will be focused on the book George and the Dragon. We will use this book to help gain and develop skills so we become star writers in Class 3. Our reading book for the first half term will be Fantastic Mr Fox.
Science – The first Science topic of the year is materials in which will be doing lots of work exploring whether materials are absorbent and why certain materials are fit for purpose. During the second half term, we will be looking at electricity. Class 3 will become electricians and investigate what we need to make a complete circuit.  
Topic – The topic in Class 3 is the African Kingdom of Benin. We are going to investigate the Benin culture and their way of life. We will be using our Geographical skills to compare and contrast life in Benin to the United Kingdom. Our Art links closely with the topic as we will be creating colourful prints based on African art.

Please keep checking on our page to see what different things we are learning about in Class 3.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

What to bring: Each day, book bags should be brought to school and in them your homework diary, reading book and water bottles. Please ensure to bring a coat every day as the weather is always changing in Bentham.

Spellings: Class 3 will be tested on their spellings every Friday. A spelling list will be sent out at the start of every half term by email and a copy will be stuck into their Brain Builder books. The children will need to learn the class spellings, along with some personal spellings each week. Spelling test books will now go home on Friday for parents to check how their children did but must be returned the following Monday.

Reading Books: Class 3 will use the Accelerated Reading Scheme. Children will choose a book which they would like to read and this will be their reading book for both home and school. It is important that this book comes into school every day. Please ensure children have noted in their homework diaries when they have read at home. Those who are consistently reading at home will receive house points at school.

Brain Builders: Brain builder homework will be sent out in the first week of half term and we ask that these are returned in the last week of half term. Brain builder work will include a range of activities and tasks linked to the different subject areas we are covering in school.

PE:  Class 3 will be doing gymnastics with Mr Hogg on a Monday and games with a coach on a Tuesday. Children will continue to come in their PE kit for the entire day. Please ensure children are not wearing earrings on these days. If they cannot remove them, they won’t be able to take part in the lessons. On PE days, children should come to school in a plain white t-shirt, plain dark coloured joggers or shorts, plain dark coloured jumper (not school jumper), trainers and/or pumps.

If you have any more questions about Class 3, please get in touch using the email below.

Email: Class3@bentham.n-yorks.sch.uk

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