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Mandela Class


Welcome to Mandela Class' page. I am Mr Boulton and I have the pleasure to teach Year 3 this year! 


 In Mandela Class, we are also going to read a range of stories which will inspire our writing and cover a range of topics in maths. I can't wait!  

 PE is on Monday and Fridays, please ensure your child's PE kit is in school at all times.

Homework is given out on Friday  and is due on Wednesday and will include a maths task,  literacy task and times tables. If you have any questions about the homework, please ask me before the due date.

Spellings are given out every Monday and are tested on Friday. Make sure you practise them every day! 

 This year, Year 3 will be given a times tables book. Each week we will have a focus times table that we will be practicing. Our target multiplication tables are  x3, x4 and x 8 times tables in addition to the ones learnt in KS1.  Practise at home every night and have an adult sign your times tables book. Times tables will be tested on Fridays. 

Read at home every day and have an adult sign your reading record every day.

Please ensure that you have your spelling record, reading record and times tables book with you every day in school.

I'm available for a chat in the morning and afternoons. Please see me for a chat or if you have any questions or concerns. You can also call the office to speak to me or to set up a meeting.



Year 3 Summer

In Literacy we will be writing Greek myths until half term, focusing on the legend of Icarus and Daedalus and Theseus and the Minotaur.


In Numeracy we will be covering the National Curriculum and focusing on reasoning and two step questions.


 In RE we will be learning about Pentecost. We will consider the power of God's love and the Holy Spirit.

 Our Class Topic is: Gods and Mortals

In History we will be learning all about Ancient Greece! We will consider the daily lives, the battles and wars, the types of soldiers and famous Ancient Greeks.


In Geography we will be considering the physical and human geography of both Ancient and modern day Greece. We will consider the similarities and differences between them. We will learn to draw maps and to interpret information from historical maps of Ancient Greece. 


In Science we will be learning about plants! We will be carrying out experiments to find out what each function of a plant does, and how it carries out the functions. 


In Art we will be drawing Ancient Greek pottery, paying special attention to the intricate details applied to the different types of pottery in Ancient Greece. We are also going to make a giant 3D head of a chosen Ancient Greek god or goddess.


In D&T we will be designing and making wings to escape from King Minos' tower. We will have to select and use a range of tools and use different processes to complete our task.  


In PE we will be doing athletics. We will be focussing on sprinting, jumping and throwing.