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Welcome to Class 7 - Year 3


Our Class Team:

Class Teacher - Mrs Dowling

Classroom Support - Mrs Clare

In Class 7, we are extremely proud of our hardworking and ambitious attitudes toward learning, along with our caring, polite and respectful attitudes towards every member of our school community.

We are becoming increasingly independent and we continue to be extremely organised – here is Class 7’s weekly routine and key points to remember:

Reading: Class 7 love reading! Please continue to support this at home and encourage your child to read at least 5 times per week to earn a bronze reading award. Asking your child questions during reading will significantly impact on their understanding and comprehension skills; skills which are vital to your child’s development.

As always, please sign your child’s diary after they have read.

We actively encourage children to develop their love for reading, so we offer the chance for children to come into school early to complete an extra read. Children can come into class each morning until 8.40am and these reads will be signed off by an adult and will count towards your child’s reading award.

Homework: Literacy – goes out on a Friday, to be returned the following Tuesday

Spellings and handwriting – go out on a Monday, to be returned on a Friday ready for their spelling test

Maths – goes out on a Friday, to be returned the following Tuesday

Time tables – go out on a Monday, to be returned on a Friday ready for their test

(Please note: Maths homework is dependant on your child’s Maths group and is specific to these groups and current learning)

Children should be able to complete all homework independently as it is often simply a recap of topics covered in school. If your child is genuinely finding the homework difficult don't hesitate to inform their teacher before the homework is due.

P.E: We aim to do two PE lessons a week. Our PE lessons take place on Monday and Wednesdays. Please can you ensure both indoor and outdoor PE kits are kept in school during the week.

Author of the term: Our author of the term is Michael Morpurgo and our class book is Cool!

We will continue to update this page with important information, key messages and photos so please keep checking back!

Diaries are checked daily for messages from home, however please free to ring or call into school if you have any questions or concerns. 

Y3-4 Sum 2 18


Useful Websites

http://uk.mathletics.com/signin/      - Mathletics

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/countdown/     - Countdown game

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/     - BBC Bitesize

https://www.roalddahl.com/    - Roald Dahl's website 

Tag Rugby Festival

A few lucky children from Years 3 and 4 were invited to take part in a tag rugby festival. The coaches who run our rugby training on Wednesday afternoons arranged this event to allow the children to use the skills they have now developed. Our children were, as ever, great sportsmen and women and had a great time. 

Here we are getting stuck in!

Internet Safety Week

Internet Safety Week was on the week commening 5th February and during our Poetry Recital we touched upon living with technology at home and how to keep safe online. Below is a powerpoint with key information on internet safety. We hope you find this useful.

A Trip to Roman Chester (Dewa)

Years 3 and 4 enjoyed a visit to Roman Chester, known as Dewa at the time. Here they took part in a Roman soldier march round this ancient city. The new Roman recruits were trained how to use their Roman shields to defend themselves from a range of enemy attacks. We also visited a museum showing us what Roman life was like and had the opportunity to visit an archeaological site digging down 2.5m through time.

See if you can spot our Gladiators Mrs Dowling and Mrs Clare employing different combat styles. Can you guess who faced being beheaded?

Daisy shows us how to use a Roman sword, Isaac models a Roman helmet and Steph enjoys relaxing after lunch in the sun.

Burwardsley visit

Years 3 and 4 visited Burwardsley at the start of the term to consolidate their learning on the Stone Age. Here we entered a roundhouse, made our own woven fences, dug for artefacts like archeologists, and made our very own clay coil pots in the Stone Age fashion. We also went on a habitat walk up Willow Hill where we found signs of badgers, foxes, moles, rabbits and squirrels. The children built their own dens and enjoyed hot chocolate around the bonfire in the evening. A jam-packed fun-filled and educational visit had by all. 

Dental Nurse Visit

Year 3 and 4 had a visit from a dental nurses. They gave us each some solution to highlight plaque in our mouths. This really showed us how we need to clean our teeth really thoroughly! Here we are learning all about dental hygiene.

A Trip Back in Time

We had an exciting visitor to Class 7; he came all the way from the Stone Age! We learned all about what life would have been like in the Stone Age, including how to grind wheat into flour and how to make our own jewellery. This has really set us off on our History topic learning all about the Stone Age.

NSPCC Super-Hero Number Day.

Friday 2nd February was NSPCC number day. Children in out school came in number or Super-Hero themed outfits. We raised a staggering final figure of £186.15 for the charity. In class 7 we spent the day adjusting recipes using ratio and scaling and we weighed out our ingredients accurately to make delicious cakes. We even made the boxes ourselves with nets we had designed using our knowledge of 3D shapes. Here we are enjoying a full day of practical, fun maths.

Chester Zoo Visit

Our school was lucky enough to secure visits to Chester Zoo. Class 7 planned our route around the zoo to ensure we saw as many animals as possible. We loved our day out and learned all about the different types of animals and their habitats. Despite the cold and occasionally wet weather everyone enjoyed this busy, exciting day.

We are bright sparks when it comes to electricity...

Being super scientists, we investigated which types of circuits would conduct electricity and light a bulb and which wouldn't. We worked carefully to discover what makes an complete circuit, what affects the brightness of the bulb and how switches work. Here we are working scientifically.

C'est fantastique

In Year 3 and 4 we have been enjoying our French lessons. We have been learning how to identify the colours in French as well as how to talk about our families. Here is some of our super French work.

Sir Curious - Where Does Chocolate Come From?

In Class 7, Sir Curious surprised us with a quest to find out where chocolate comes from. We were all so excited to find out more...


Mathletics is a great programme to use in school and at home. It is designed to develop and improve all areas of mathematics from arithmetic to problem solving. It will be targeted to your child's particular year group and ability. Children can access this at home using their own log-in and can earn certificates each week. The maths class with the most points in a week also recieves the Mathletics Trophy.

Here is a link


Jack and the Beanstalk

What better way to start our second half term than with an energetic, modern pantomime show.  The children (and the teachers) thoroughly enjoyed the interactive performance of Jack and the Beanstalk. As well as being entertained, we were inspired and children across the school are writing their very own version of the tale. Here are some photos from the wonderful morning. See if you can spot two of our teachers putting on a show with the performers...

PE Experience Day

Class 7 had a lovely day out on 9th October at the Orford Jubilee Hub. We enjoyed an active day jam-packed with physical, educational activities.

European Language

Tuesday 26th September was European Languages Day. We celebrated this across the school and learned all about the language, culture and cuisine of three European Countries: France, Spain and Germany

Reading Plus Online

Do continue to encourage the use of this at home. It is designed to improve reading fluency and comprehension as well as developing inference skills (which are vital skills for the SATs). Children can access this at home using their own log-in and it will contribute towards a reading award as long as it is signed by an adult in school planners.

Here is a link


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