Pott Shrigley Class 3 2023 - 2024

Mrs Novacki

Teaching Assistant

Mrs Fairhurst

Class 3 Teacher

March 2024


A very warm welcome back to the end of our Spring term! The children came back in January inspired and passionate, and I can't wait to see the things they will achieve this half term.

As always, this half term is very busy during the lead up to Easter, with plenty of exciting opportunities and trips planned for Class 3!

In English we are starting our new text, 'When We Walked on the Moon', a book that tells the story of the Apollo Missions, when incredible intelligence, engineering and bravery allowed humans to stand on the moon for the very first time.. They will be building upon the writing skills they excelled in last half term through composing an exploration narrative and creating an informative mission log from the point of view of an astronaut. As usual, the children blew me away with their writing last half term, and I cannot wait to see what they produce in the next four weeks! 

This half term, the children put back on their 'Geographer Hats' and explore the topic of earthquakes. The children will explore the movement of tectonic plates and learn about seismic waves by creating their own seismographs. They will learn about life in an earthquake zone and compile and practise a class earthquake drill. To tie in with their D&T topic - Resistant Buildings - they will find out how buildings are built to withstand earthquakes and then design and test their own earthquake-proof structures.

In Maths, the children will be learning about fractions and decimals, which they will apply to number work and reasoning problems. We will be using concrete, pictorial and abstract resources to secure our knowledge and develop our mastery skills. Please keep an eye out on our Class Padlet for what your child will be doing throughout the week. 

In Science we are looking at Earth and Space. The children will be doing hands-on, practical experiments, creating three TV show-style episodes to teach others about the solar system, lunar cycles and night and day. We will be partaking in a class trip to Jodrell Bank, where we will get the opportunity to visit the the First Light Pavilion, the Planet Pavilion, the Space Pavilion, and the Star Pavilion. They will also get to see the giant Lovell Telescope in action. This will also help deepen their knowledge in redgards to our current English text. 

In RE, the children will be exploring The Exodus, looking at the story of Moses and his freeing of the Israelite slaves, and how this has impacted both Christian and Jewish faiths. In Computing we will be exploring spreadsheets, where the children will be gaining key skills that will help them greatly throughout their lives. It will also give children opportunities to discuss their experiences of using ICT and how it is used in the wider world. 

Homework in Class 3 will be weekly spellings, sent home on a Monday for the children to learn and return by the following Monday, ready for our weekly spelling test. There are numerous ways that children can learn spellings to help apply them to their work, so please do ask if you would like advice on how to best support your child with this. All children have their Spelling Frame log ins to help them at home. 

Reading remains a core part of our curriculum. The children have frequent opportunities to practice independent, guided and whole class reading. As a school, we would ask that you please read with your child at home as much as possible, to keep their love of literature consistent and contribute to the development of their fluency and comprehension skills, which are invaluable across the curriculum.

The children will continue to be active throughout the week, working with the fantastic AT Sports on Thursday afternoons and partaking in Forest School on Friday afternoons, so please ensure your child has the correct kit and water bottle on those days.

If parents have any queries or are worried about anything in particular in regards to their child, please do not hesitate to contact myself or Mrs Willis.

Warmest wishes 

Mrs Fairhurst

Files to Download

Pott Shrigley Class 3: News items

Heads Up 29th September, by Mrs Paton

Heads Up 15th September, by Mrs Paton

Pott Shrigley Class 3: Gallery items

English, by Mrs Fairhurst

Children in Need, by Mrs Paton

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Shrigley Road, Pott Shrigley, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 5RT

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