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Welcome to Class 3


Our topic this Autumn term is:

“Food & keeping healthy”



Using the stimulus of this topic, all literacy learning will have some connection with “Scrumdiddlyumptious”.  We will be writing Recipes and Instructions for our own delicious creations. We will also write Non-chronological reports about famous people including James Lind. We will write Explanations for food-based scientific experiments, use our imagination to describe different food in Nonsense Poetry, and recall and write Recounts of our school trip...(we will let you know where this will be soon!) Finally we will write Advertisements inspired by our research about food from around the world.



We will be revising the understanding and use of place value and number facts in mental addition and subtraction as well as comparing, ordering and understanding place value of 2- and 3-digit numbers, using number lines to compare and round numbers and to find differences. We will  focus on key multiplication and division facts for the 5, 10, 2, 4 and 3 times-tables and on doubling and halving and understanding a half and other unit fractions. Children will be learning to tell the time with increasing accuracy, and identifying, describing and sorting 3D shapes. In measures children will use money to add and subtract and record using the correct notation, and standard units and measurement of length and capacity. They will also work on statistics to interpret data, draw tables, charts and bar graphs.


Science, DT, Art & Geography  

We will  look at two mini topics over the term in Science. “Plants”: the functions of the parts of a flowering plant and how they transport water, and “Humans including Animals”: identifying that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat and identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement. In geography we will map where our food comes from around the world, including investigating “Fair Trade” products and countries. In Art we will do some observational drawing of fruits developing our shading and tone techniques and make some clay models. In D&T we will experiment with a variety of recipes including making smoothies and improve our cooking skills by combining ingredients, design and make our own packaging for a new type of sweet and learn about how to stay healthy and plan a healthy lunch box.



We will be following the Rotherham Agreed Syllabus for R.E. We will also have time for children to reflect more deeply though Philosphy for Children sessions, PSHE and circle time.



Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday.

This term we will be learning skills in Invasion Games, Gymnastics and Dance.  

Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school for these days. Please make sure your child does not wear any jewellery on these days. Whenever possible the lessons will take place outside so sensible shoes (trainers) and a warm jumper would be needed too. Your child’s name must be written in every piece of clothing and footwear. Long hair should be tied up.  



Each Friday your child will have:

  • 10 spellings to learn (These will be tested on the following Thursday).
  • A short maths or SPAG homework task


Also, it is the school policy that children should read at least three times for ten minutes to an adult every week.



Reading can include the school book or the on-line books on Bug Club.


The project homework task is set termly.



Homework project 

(Please return to school by 15th November)

We will display your work in class, you will get dojo's and certificates for all your hard work and effort, so be creative!

What will you choose to do?

  • Write a shopping list for your family’s weekly menu and calculate how much it will cost. Don’t forget to look for Fairtrade options.
  • Keep a food diary to record the different types of food you eat over the weekend. Report back; in your opinion, has your family got a balanced diet?
  • Make an alphabetic list of foods from A to Z. Is it possible?
  • Make an information booklet about a festival that involves eating a special type of food. There are lots to choose from!
  • Make a dish from a recipe book and take photographs to share back at school. Remember to wash your hands before getting going!
  • Write an imaginative story which starts…‘You’re not going to eat me are you?’ said the...
  • Make a fabric dye from a strongly coloured fruit or vegetable. Try beetroot, carrot, tea, spinach or strawberry. Try dip-dying an old white T-shirt or handkerchief into your coloured dye. What happens?
  • Design and make an exciting sandwich. Bring it in to school for everyone to taste!
  • Plan yourself a weekly exercise regime and encourage a parent or carer to do it with you!