Class 3

Welcome to Class 3

This terms Learning Journey is titled ‘Coastline’.

In our Coastline Learning Journey, your child will use maps to learn about the location of the world’s seas and oceans and keys to learn about map symbols. They will also find out about the directions on a compass. They will have the opportunity to learn a how Captain Cook is linked to the town of Whitby. They will learn about the human and physical features of a coastline and will also research the tourism industry and consider what features make a place a successful tourist destination. Children will use their new coastal learning to help inspire their writing in poetry and to write a persuasive advert to entice people to visit the coast.

In Science this term, our unit is ‘Animals including humans’. Here we will learn about the importance of nutrition, types of skeletons, functions of the human skeleton and the names of bones and muscles in our bodies.

In Art this term we take inspiration from a great.  We will aim to create a piece of artwork based on J.W Turner’s style by using a range of techniques. Turner is famous for his landscape paintings that often show ships in storms which works very well with our Learning Journey this term. We will explore his life and work, identifying what Turner’s paintings have in common and then creating our own piece of art in response to his work.

In Maths, Year 2 will be focusing on money. This will be followed by work on multiplication and division. Year 3 will continue their learning on multiplication and division. After that, both Year 2 and 3 will move on to fractions

Learning journey linked subjects: Literacy, Geography, History, Art


In Class 3 we have a ‘Reading route’ to encourage the children to read. This year the theme is a reading tree. Once a child has read five times at home with an adult, children will be moved on to the next stage of the tree. There is a total of six stages. Once a child reaches the finish line they will be rewarded with a prize. For your child to move up they will need to read at home with an adult and that adult will need to sign their reading record. This will be monitored on Fridays. A total amount will then be calculated and this total will be used to compete against the other classes to win Hamish the reading bear. If won by our class the bear can then come home with your child to hear them read at home. I cannot stress enough the importance and influence reading on a regular basis can have on a child’s development and learning. Lots of reading is vital and helps with learning in all areas of the curriculum. Reading certificates will continue to be given out and are given out each week to encourage the children to read at home. Thank you for your support in this area.


Children will receive a list of spellings every Monday and they will be tested on these spellings on the Friday of that week. Please help your child in learning their spellings using the look, cover, write and check method. A spelling sheet is provided and then monitored on Fridays. Children who complete the spelling sheet are rewarded with dojos.

Beat the clock

Beat the clock will to take place on Fridays. This is a 10 min race against the clock where children will answer a range of times table questions. Children start on stage 1 and if they mange to correctly answer all questions and beat the clock they move on to the next stage. Please encourage your child to practice their times tables at home where possible.

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