Beech Class (Year 3)

Welcome to Beech Class

Beech class is a class of 35 year 3 children. Our teachers are Mrs Peatman and Mr McLoud, supported by  Mr Hartley.  Mrs Hathaway teaches on a Thursday afternoon.

I hope you have all had a lovely Summer break. We have a few brilliant new topics this term and we can’t wait to get started!

  Our topic for this half term is ‘Around the world’.

We are going to be looking at places around Europe and comparing them to where we live in our Geography lesson, as well as looking at all the places we have visited of the summer holidays.

We will be using our English work to support our topic. We are starting with the story ‘Flat Stanley’. We are learning the story with some actions and writing our own versions. We will be making our own Flat Stanley and sending him on all sorts of adventures. I wonder where Stanley will get to?

In maths we are exploring place value using 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers. We are also going to look at different types of lines as well and doing lots of work on our times tables. Click on the link below to watch some fun videos to help you learn them. The children will soon have a log on for Times Tables rock stars for all sorts of fun activities to work on at home.

In science our first topic is ‘light’. We will be finding out about different reflective materials and working together to make a bird scarer to help Miss Dotchin protect the school allotment!

In RE we have a great topic finding out all about people who have been called by God. We are going to explore some characters form the Bible as well as having some visitors in to talk to us about being called by God.

In ICT we are working on our coding skills. We will be using purple mash if you want to have a go at home.

In PE we are going to be doing Rugby, so wrap up warm! Scot will be coming in to teach us some fun games and playing a match. We will also be starting our swimming lessons on Thursday afternoons.

In music we are looking at reading music and playing glockenspiels.

On Fridays we have our spelling and tables with tests. These will come home in the children’s homework folders.

Keep an eye on this page to see some of the exciting things we will be up to this half term.