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Class 3DS! 


Welcome to our new Class page. We look forward to sharing our learning with you throughout the year!


Meet the Team:

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Learning support assistants

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What have we been learning this week? WC 5.11.18


Another busy week in Class 3DS!

Firstly, thank you to all those who attended our Class Collective Worship on Wednesday. It was such a lovely occasion to gather together and reflect on our theme for the week, ‘belonging’.

In English, we continued reading our fantasy novel, ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’. We designed persuasive advertisements and we wrote postcards as characters from the book.

In Maths, the children consolidated their learning of written methods for addition and subtraction and learnt how to round 2 and 3 digit numbers to the nearest 10. 

In Science, we began our new topic, ‘Sparks might fly’ linked to electricity. The children had some great knowledge and understanding so far and the posters that they produced for homework were excellent!

On Wednesday, some of our children had their Scoot Safe session which was led by a South Ribble Coach. The children learnt maintenance and safety skills which they were able to apply successfully during our practical session during the second half of the afternoon. There is another session scheduled for Wednesday 14th November for the children who have not yet had their training.

Thank you for your support,

Team 3DS

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What have we been learning this week? WC 29.10.18


We hope that you all had a wonderful half term break. The children have certainly shown lots of enthusiasm on returning to school this week!

In English, we have begun our new fantasy unit linked to the, ‘Firework Maker’s Daughter’ and have looked at vocabulary to describe fireworks.  The children have enjoyed completing some work linked to the characters in the story and they have made predictions about the upcoming chapters.  

In Maths, the children have continued to learn formal written strategies for addition and subtraction using the column method. They have also so completed some problem solving work involving calculations with missing digits.

In Creative, the children have completed their art work from before half term. The children engraved polystyrene blocks and used rollers and paint to create repeating patterns of skulls. The children did such an amazing job and they evaluated their work effectively.

In Science, the children have finished the unit on, ‘light and shadows’. They have completed an investigation linked to shadow size changing in relation to the light source distance. The children also created some superb information leaflets detailing their knowledge about light, shadows and reflectors.

Enjoy the weekend,

Team 3DS

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What have we been learning this week? WC 08.10.18


Well done everyone for working fabulously this week!

Thank you to all those who attended Parent’s evening on Wednesday after school – it was lovely to meet you and discuss your child’s transition into KS2 so far.

In English, we have completed our newspaper reports linked to Fairy tales. The children did a great job of trying to include all the necessary features and the work they produced was excellent!

We have also started our new unit on performance poetry. The children have analysed and review poems linked to the Great Plague. The children were very successful at finding examples of rhyming couplets, alliteration and even metaphors!

In Maths, we have been carrying out addition of three digit numbers using practical resources. We have also moved on to learning more formal written methods of calculation; including column addition with three digit numbers.

In Creative, we have been learning about the importance of recycling to reduce our carbon footprint on the planet. The children have used recyclable materials to design and create a class caterpillar which we will use as part of our display in class.

In Science, we have been using light sources and objects to make shadows. The children have also been using scientific vocabulary such as: transparent, translucent and opaque.

Have a restful weekend,

Team 3DS

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What have we been learning this week? WC 24.09.18


Well done to everyone for working super hard this week!

In English, we have begun our new unit on Newspaper reports. We have analysed the features of them and have looked at how the text and photographs are organised on the page. We have also been learning the difference between fact and opinion. If you spot any interesting articles or headlines over the weekend then please feel free to bring these into school next week and we can use them for display on our English working wall. Our homework this week is also linked to this so please check the information in your green books.

In Maths, the children have been adding and subtracting multiples of 100 and adding ones to 3 digit numbers. The children have completed practical work linked to this and they have worked well to find relating number calculations to previously learnt facts.  

In Creative, the children have continued learning about the Plague. They have continued and completed their diary recounts from last week and we held a debate linked to quarantining the village of Eyam (a village in Derbyshire that was affected by the Plague).

In PE, we have been learning throwing and catching techniques and how to best use space during invasion games.    

Don’t forget, it is our Macmillan Coffee Afternoon next Thursday 4th October so come along at 2pm and let’s raise some money for an excellent charity!

Have a restful weekend,

Team 3DS

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What have we been learning this week? WC 17.09.18


Another great week in Class 3DS so well done to all!

In English, we have used our plans from last week to create our own fairy tale stories based on ‘The Pied Piper’. The children have spent time writing a beginning, middle and an ending for their stories and they have had time to edit and improve their work in order to write up a final version. The children’s stories have been very successful and will be displayed in the Key Stage 2 corridor so look out for them at the up and coming parent’s evening on Wednesday 10th October.

In Maths, the children have been comparing and ordering numbers on number lines, completing problem solving questions and finding 10 more and 10 less than a given number; some using 4 digit numbers.   

In Creative, the children have continued learning about the Plague. They have learnt about the Plague doctor and other roles that were needed to control the disease and avoid it being spreading. The children have also started to write diary recounts in roles as different characters from the era.


Let’s hope that the rain stops in time for the weekend,

Team 3DS



What have we been learning this week? WC 10.09.18


Another lovely week settling into our new classroom and routines as part of Key Stage 2.

In English, we have been sequencing the story of the Pied Piper which the children did fantastically. Following on from this, we have begun planning our own version of the popular tale with our own made up characters and instruments. The children will begin to write their own versions next week in stages throughout the week.

In Maths, we have continued learning about place value and the number system. The children have been counting on and in back in multiples of 50 and have been comparing numbers up to 1000.

In Creative, the children have started learning about the Plague. They have learnt some gruesome facts linked to causes, symptoms and treatments of the deadly disease which they found very interesting!

Towards the end of the week, some of the children planned speeches to stand as candidates for this year’s school council. The standard of the speeches was excellent so well done to all who delivered their speeches in front of an audience. The ballot papers are being counted over the weekend and the new councillors will be announced next week!

Have a restful weekend,

Team 3DS

What have we been learning this week? WC 4.09.18


The children have had a wonderful start to the new school year in Class 3DS. They have grown so much over the summer holidays and have already begun to show signs of independence during their first few days in Key Stage 2! It’s been such a hectic week settling in to a new classroom with new surroundings and routines but everyone has tried so hard. Despite it only being a four day week, we have managed to cram lots in…

In English, we have started our new unit on Fairy tales. The children have completed book reviews and some character work linked to popular fairy tale stories. We have also read, ‘The Pied Piper’ and have compared it to the Disney animation version. The children have completed some speaking and listening activities in the role of characters from the story which they also thoroughly enjoyed!

On Wednesday, we had a visit from Paul Cookson (a poet) who proved very popular with both the children and staff. We completed a workshop in the hall and amongst other activities, composed and performed our very own poem linked to fairy tales all in the space of 45 minutes!

In Maths, we have been recapping on our knowledge of place value and the number system. The children have been reading and writing numbers in words and numerals up to and including thousands. We have also been using place value equipment to complete some problem solving activities.

In Creative, we have begun our new topic, ‘The Plague’. The children have discussed their knowledge of past events and have shown good understanding of London in 1666 compared to 2018.

On Thursday, we had a Jujitsu taster session which was great. If your child is interested in attending an extra-curricular Jujitsu club then please return he reply slip from the letter given out.

Well done to all the children this first week back, let’s reach for the stars this year!


Have a lovely weekend whatever the weather,

Team 3DS

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Important information:










Homework due in




Invasion games


Spelling Test

Homework set

Spellings set




Please ensure your child has their full labelled P.E. kit in school!


Children are able to independently change their reading books on any day - please encourage them to read and change them regularly. 

Library books can be changed once a week.



Dates for your diary:

* Year 3/4 boxing extra-curricular club to commence on 14.09.18 for a five week block. 

* Class 3DS Collective Worship on, 'Belonging', 9am on 07.11.18.