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Class 3

20th-24th March















We have been continuing to learn about the countries of the world this week. We have all chosen a country and have been finding out about the human and physical features there. We have started writing a persuasive holiday brochure for our country.

It was World Poetry Day on Tuesday and we celebrated by reading and discussing poetry. We watched Michael Rosen reading some of his poetry and then wrote funny poems in the same style.

In Maths we are making good progress with learning times tables facts and using them in our mental workings out. This week we learned about factors and multiples and how we can use them to understand the relationship between multiplication and division.

In Walk Tall this week we revised all we have learned this term on our relationships with others and put in to practise some of the techniques we have learned to deal with difficult situations in the playground.

In French we are building up our conversations. We are now able to greet each other, introduce ourselves, say where we live and ask questions.














Michael Rosen reading

Chocolate Cake... below


 6th-10th March
















In class 3 this week we have started learning about the world; its  countries, oceans and continents. We are excited about this topic and have enjoyed sharing our knowledge and experiences of different parts of the world. We have enjoyed looking at atlases and finding out more about the countries of the world.

We have read several different fables from around the world. We now have a great understanding of what a fable is and have some great ideas ready to write our own fables next week.

In maths we have been continuing to develop our understanding of how multiplication and division are related. We have been solving problems using multiplication and division and using the times tables we know to work out solutions.









The Fox and the Crow 

                an Aesop Fable                             (Beware of Flattery.)

        A fox was walking through the forest when he saw a crow sitting on a tree branch with a fine piece of cheese in her beak. The fox wanted the cheese and decided he would be clever enough to outwit the bird.

      "What a noble and gracious bird I see in the tree!" proclaimed the fox, "What exquisite beauty! What fair plumage! If her voice is as lovely as her beauty, she would no doubt be the jewel of all birds."

       The crow was so flattered by all this talk that she opened her beak and gave a cry to show the fox her voice.

     "Caw! Caw!" she cried, as the cheese dropped to the ground for the fox to grab.

20th-24th February












Welcome back after a lovely half term.

We have had a great week of learning in class 3 this week. We are continuing to learn about rocks and have focused on earthquakes and volcanoes this week. Lots of the children are very enthusiastic about this topic and have been bringing in interesting rocks and extra research from home to share with the class.

In writing we have concentrated on defining clauses. We have written simple sentences containing one clause (with 1 verb), then added on another clause to create a compound sentence with more than one clause. This has also given us the opportunity to practise using the correct punctuation and proofreading to improve our sentences. In our writing we also learned about the eruption of Vesuvius and wrote letters in the style of Pliny.

In Maths we have been learning to use the column method for subtraction and to increase our recall of the 9 times table.

Next Thursday is World Book Day. We are going to be celebrating the books of Roald Dahl so children may come dressed as a Roald Dahl character on that day.


Epistles concerning the eruption of Mount Vesuvius

Pliny wrote  two letters describing the eruption of Mount Vesuvius approximately 25 years after the event, and both were sent in response to the request of his friend, the historian Tacitus, who wanted to know more about Pliny the Elder's death. The two letters have great historical value due to their accurate description of Vesuvius' eruption; Pliny's attention to detail in the letters about Vesuvius is so keen that modern volcanologists describe those types of eruptions as "Plinian eruptions".










16th-20th January

















We have worked hard in class 3 this week, with some great learning happening. In our writing we have been learning to proofread our work and look for ways to improve it. We all have great ideas about ways in which we can make our writing more exciting for our reader and understand the need to redraft. We are learning to use a range of different sentence structures to effect the reader.

In Maths, we have been further cementing our understanding of place value (the value of the digits depending on where they are in the number) and using it to solve problems. We have also been practising rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 or 1000.

In R.E. we learned about the story of Joseph and imagined what we would do if we were the characters in the story.

We dissected daffodils to help us learn more about pollination and fertilisation, then sketched the cross section. We are learning to make more careful observations in our scientific drawing.

We had fun making animations, showing the stages in the life cycle of a plant. You can see some of them attached below.

In Art, we looked at the painting of Robert Jones  (a local artist) then used watercolors to create a sea scene. Our techniques in art are showing great improvement.

Please remember to send in plastic bottles and tubes next week.







Animation in video below

 9th-13th January












We have continued to enjoy studying legends this week. We have watched sections of ‘The Sword in the Stone’ to help us develop our understanding of the aspects of legends and have focused on characters, settings and plots, ready for writing next week.

In maths we have been learning and practising strategies for finding 10 and 100 more and less than any number. Some of us have learned to find 1000 more and less and to count back into negative numbers.

We looked at the latest exhibition from Kurt Jackson, ‘Obsession, Following the Surfer’ and learned techniques using pastels to produce our own work inspired by Kurt. We used found objects in nature to create artwork showing the structure of flowering plants. In circle time we discussed what makes a good friend and what to do if we have a different point of view to our friends. Using laptops, we found out about artists from around the world and looked at their artwork.






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Class 3  4th-6th January 2017

















Welcome back and happy new year!

It has been great to hear the children’s news of exciting Christmas holidays and to have a brilliant week of learning with them. The children have come back positively and enthusiastically.

We have been listening to Cornish legends this week, reading legends and coming up with ideas for legends. Next week we are going to start creating our own legends based on those we have heard. We have been writing compound sentences using the BOYS co-ordinating conjunctions (but, or, yet,so.)

In Maths, we have been learning to count in different intervals. Year 4s 1000, 25, 6, 7 and 9; and year 3s 50, 100, 4 and 8.

We have started an Science experiment into what seeds need to germinate and have started learning about two local Cornish artists, Robert Jones and Kurt Jackson.

Please see the topic letter which came home this week for more information on our new topic. Also please start collecting plastic bottles and tubes for our DT project.







Last Surf - Kurt Jackson.

Winter Tree - Robert Jones.