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Class 3



Spring Term in Class 3


Welcome back we hope you have had a lovely Christmas holiday and are ready for the New Year. Our class page on the website will keep you up to date with information, what’s happening in Class 3 and to give you a feel for our fabulous children and class.


Teaching Structure




Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – Mrs Dobinson

Monday, Tuesday Wednesday – Mrs Parkin



Wednesday – Mrs Parkin

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday – Miss Banks


Our new topic this term is the Romans, as well as Mapping our local area. We will also be learning about Amazing Bodies and Our Changing World in Science. We are really exited about our forthcoming residential trip to London and as part of this we will be learning about democracy, debate and the Houses of Parliament.


Computing - In computing we will be learning about Coding and how to programme are own animation adding sounds, movement and backdrops to create games and stories. We will also be using out iPads to support our learning in these lessons.


French – The children will continue to be taught French last lesson on Friday by Mrs Walsh.


Spellings – The children we be given an overview of their spellings for this term and it will be stuck into the homework diaries. They will be taught their new spellings for the week every Thursday morning and spelling checks Friday mornings. Children have logins to Spelling shed where they can practice their spellings both at school and home.


Reading – Children are responsible for changing their book once completed. They independently read every morning before lessons start and we expect the children to read daily at home. When your child reads at home this needs to be recorded in reading records - a mixture of reading aloud and independent is great.


Guided Reading – This will take place with Mrs Dobinson on a Monday. English homework will be handed out on a Monday to be handed in the following Monday based on our text looking at different areas of reading from VIPERS.

V – Vocabulary

I – Infer

P – Prediction

E – Explain

R – Retrieve

S- Sequence and Summarise



Maths - Please continue to help your child to learn all their tables, having a solid understanding of these really help in sessions. Each child will have a Times Table Rockstars username and password to help with practise both in school and at home. Our times table test will take place each Friday alongside a Big Maths test, the Learn Its are based on the previous week’s test.  Maths homework will be given out on a Monday to be handed in the following Monday.


Music – Class 3 will begin with singing lessons on Friday afternoons. We have a music specialist in school this term and we will be preparing for our trip to Manchester Arena as part of the Young Voices concert in Spring Term – watch this space!


PE – On a Monday afternoon the children will be taken to Penrith Leisure Centre to do Gymnastics. On a Tuesday, they will have Dance lessons with Andrea Stones.  Kits must include, trainers, socks, joggers/leggings, tops, hoodies/jumpers. We have football, netball and other festivals coming in this term too, where children will have the opportunity to represent school in competition so please ensure PE kits are in school everyday.


If you have any concerns or questions about school or your child, please contact us directly on one of the following email addresses and we will do our best to support you.


We are all looking forward to another term filled with learning and laughter.

Mrs Dobinson, Mrs Parkin and Miss Banks.