Welcome to our class page.
Here you will find out what we have been doing in class and any other information that you may need to know.
Mrs Jones is the class teacher supported by Mrs Peachey who teaches the class on a Monday and a Wednesday afternoon.
The Teaching Assistants who work in the class are Mrs Rollins, Mrs Mills, Mrs Kings and Miss Casey. They work in the class at different times during the day.
PE is on a Monday and a Wednesday. Please make sure your child’s kit is in school including pumps. We will send it home at the end of the half term to be washed.
The children are really enjoying learning their times tables using the Times Table Rockstars website. https://ttrockstars.com. We are encouraging the children to practise their times tables regularly now so that they will be ready for the times table test in Year 4. the Multiplication check is a National Test set by the Department for Education.
Autumn 3 week 4
In English this week the children learnt the suffixes er and est and added them to root words such as tall (taller, tallest) small (smaller, smallest) quiet (quieter, quietest). We have still been using the text of Escape from Pompeii to learn about different natural disasters. We have been thinking about how we can show how a character is feeling in a book rather than writing how the are feeling, for example, He moved his heavy legs as he tried somewhere to lie down (to say that they are tired.)
In maths, we are still are still learning the multiplication facts for the 4 times table. We have been counting in 4s and reciting the facts such as 4×4=. The children are beginning to learn their tables so keep working hard with the Times Tables Rockstars and see if you can beat Mrs Jones and Mrs Rollins.
In Science the children enjoyed investigating a variety of rocks to see if they were waterproof and how strong they were. The children loved it!
Autumn 2 week 3
In English this week, the children have learnt the homophone there, their and they’re. They have practised putting the correct word into sentences, for example, The children are over there. They put on their coats. They’re going outside. We have also started to innovate the ending of Escape to Popmeii by changing the volcano to a Tsunami.
In maths, we have started to learn about multiplication by looking at equal groups, for example 4 equal groups of 3 is 12. We will continue working on the 3, 4 and 8 times table
In RE the children have been looking at the different parts of the Mass and focused on the Gospel reading.
In Science the children have enjoyed investigating different types of rocks and doing observational drawings of them. In geography we have used an atlas to find volcanoes around the world and have begun to find out how a volcano works.
This half term our topic is Disaters! The book that we are reading in our English lessons is called ‘Escape from Pompeii’ which is based on the time Mount Vesuvius erupted. We will also be thinking about other natural disasters and using these as a basis for our writing.
St Martin de Porres class have settled in really well in Year 3.
Our topic this term is Ancient Egypt and so far we have looked at a world map to find where Egypt is and we have been finding out all about the different gods.
We really enjoyed our trip to the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. We looked at lots of different artefacts from Ancient Egypt. We also saw the Staffordshire Hoard and found out about Birmingham through the years.
Just a reminder that book bags need to be in every day please and PE is on a Monday and a Wednesday.