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Striving for life in all its fullness. John 10:10


Miss Robinson and Mrs Lock - Class 3

Welcome to Class 3


This page has useful information about the day to day running of Class 3 and about what we get up to in our busy, exciting classroom. 


We work alongside Mrs Landers and Mrs Willis, our teaching partners.



Summer Term 


Writing: Children will craft narratives, information pieces and persuasive arguments inspired by the adventurous tale of 'The Boy who Biked the World' by Alastair Humphreys. Children will be analysing instructive and explanatory texts to understand their structures and purposes and apply the techniques in their own writing. Children will learn about persuasive devices and how they can be used effectively to convince and influence readers. They will work towards creating a travel guide, utilising persuasive techniques to engage their audience and convey information persuasively.

Maths: Children will focus on number and place value, addition and subtraction, properties of shapes, multiplication and division, fractions, position and direction, decimals and measurement (mass).

Science: Plant Reproduction 

Identify what plants need to grow healthily.

Describe the structure and function of the parts of flowering plants.

Investigate how plants transport water.

Describe the life cycle of a flowering plant.

Explain seed dispersal methods.

History: Why did the Romans settle in Britain?


Explain the meaning of empire and invasion.

Understand the chronology of the Roman invasion of Britain.

Identify the consequences of the Roman invasion.

Create an interpretation of Boudicca using sources.

Explain why the Romans needed a powerful army.

Identify a soldier’s equipment.

Explain how the Roman army was organised and perform simple manoeuvres and drills.

Make observations about an artefact.

Explain the meaning of legacy, identifying how the Romans changed Britain and ordering legacies by their significance.


Geography: Are all settlements the same?

Locate some cities in the UK.

Describe the difference between villages, towns and cities.

Identify features on an OS map using the legend.

Describe the different types of land use.

Follow a route on an OS map.

Discuss reasons for the location of human and physical features.

Locate some geographical regions in the UK.

Identify and begin to offer explanations about changes to features in the local area.

Describe the location of New Delhi.

Identify some human and physical features in New Delhi.

State some similarities and differences between land use and features in New Delhi and the local area.

Art and Design: Sculpture and 3D - Abstract Shape and Space

Design and Technology: Structures: Constructing a Castle 

Music: The children will be exploring time signatures and performing together, performing rhythms expressively, exploring rhythmic texture and creating and notating musical texture.

Computing: Esafety, Programming in Kodu, Programing in Scratch

MFL: French transport and a ‘circle of life’.


If you have/would like to share any information or expertise on any of the above, please let Miss Robinson know!


Please follow us on 'X', formerly Twitter, @AslocktonSchool to see us in action on our incredible learning journey in Class 3.


Trips, visits and residentials:


Autumn term:  Bikeability and Swimming

Horticultural show, Harvest Service and the KS2 Carol Service.

Residential trip to York (dates to be confirmed)

Spring term:  Ancient Egyptian workshop with Partake Theatre. 

Easter Service. 

Summer term: Sports Day, KS2 summer performance. 


Useful information:


PE: Our PE lessons are on Monday  afternoons.  Children may come to school in P.E kit which should include appropriate clothing and footwear for both indoor and outdoor activities and the weather that day as most P.E lessons will take place whatever the weather.   Please make sure that all items of clothing are named.

Outdoor Learning: Where possible we will spend time learning outdoors and will enjoy using the outdoor learning area and the large grounds we are fortunate to have as a school. Therefore please can you ensure that your child has a suitable waterproof coat every day in school. If you wish, you can provide your child with a named pair of wellington boots which they can leave in the outdoor shoe box. This will enable us to provide opportunities to take their learning outside. 




Reading and spellings  form part of weekly homework and any additional homework will be sent home, with an accompanying explanation letter.


Spellings will be set on a Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday. 10 new spellings will be sent home every Wednesday to be learned for the following Wednesday. Children should know how to spell the words and be able to use them in a sentence. This is very important and will also be tested. Spelling Frame will be used as a way to practise their weekly spelling rules at home.


Times tables will be practised on a Friday and any children needing extra support will have an intervention on Thursdays. Children can use to practise their speed of recall of times tables facts up to 12x12. This will support their learning in preparation for the National Multiplication Tables Check in Year 4. Children have been given personal log in details to to practise at home.


The Year 3 Reading Challenge - we would like the children to read at least three times a week and to see the planner signed at least three times a week by an adult please. The reading section of the diary will be looked at every Friday and table points for reading will be awarded. Children who read 3 times a week, every week in a half term will be invited to a reward activity.  


Creative Homework may be assigned once every term. This will always be themed around our current learning topic. 

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