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Welcome to 3C!

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Y3/4 common exception words


Below are the common exception words for the lower juniors. These are the words that children are expected to be able to read and spell by the end of Year 4. 

How many words can you read and spell already? 

Forest Schools 19.11.18

This afternoon we took part in a Forest Schools session with Paul, where we furthered our learning of The Stone Age to the Iron Age. What an enjoyable afternoon we had learning how to light a fire in the same way ancient man would have done! Some of us found it trickier than others but we supported each other well.

Paul also talked to us about pre Christian society/religion. 

Broughton Library 15.11.18

This afternoon 3C visited Broughton library. We enjoyed learning about the organisation of the books in the children's section and couldn't believe how many excellent books there were. After choosing our books, we read them quietly before our walk back to school. I think many of us will be back with our parents soon. 


Polite reminder: please remember to return your books to Broughton library once you have read them smiley 

BEP Team Building Workshop 7.11.18

We had a fun morning with Jason from the (BEP) Salford Business Enterprise partnership learning about how to be a good team player. We played games and followed instructions well. 

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In History, we have been learning about the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We did some topic research over the holidays and produced some fantastic homework! (see pics below)


In class we have learnt many things. Did you know that people from the Stone Age were referred to as hunter-gatherers? We stepped into the life of Stone Age people trying hunting and gathering for ourselves and quickly discovered how difficult it must have been to hunt and kill animals to survive. We discovered our very own artefacts in class and tried to make predictions about what they would have been used for. Do you think you know what the artefacts below are?


Returning from the holidays we have begun to question whether Stone Age man was more than a simple hunter-gatherer as we have found evidence of cave art and artefacts that we think were used in ceremonies.

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In PSHE we have been exploring ways in which we can make our classroom a safe and happy environment for us all to work in. Firstly, we devised a class contract. We had some fantastic ideas like; treating others how we would like to be treated, helping each other if we are finding work challenging and always setting a good example with a positive attitude to learning. We all signed this contract as a plea to make our classroom a better place to be!


We realised that our emotions have a lot to do with the way we learn and affect others around us and so we explored the range of emotions that we can feel in just one school day! As our emotions impact on the way we learn and also of others around us, we devised some helpful strategies to help us to deal with them to ensure that we are always in the green zone ready to learn. Did you know that a simple breathing technique can help you to focus? Try it!


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In our topic, 'Animals including Humans', with the help of 'Skelly', we have identified the different bones in the body, and how muscles work in pairs. Following the animal workshop, we have been classifying vertebrates and understanding which animals fall into the vertebrate and invertebrate categories. We will continue to look at nutrition for animals (including humans), and why it is important to eat a balanced diet.



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During Autumn 1, we have been composing our own piece of music, with a link to our class book, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. Children have been working in groups, using musical terms like piano, forte and ostinato in order to create their mouth-watering melodies! 



In R.E we have been learning about our christian community. We had a very special visitor in Father David, who answered each of the children's prepared questions about his role in the parish. Questions ranged from, 'Why did you decide to become a priest?', to 'Do you have a car?!'

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Poetry Recital 


Each term, we will be learning a different poem off by heart. So, by the end of the school year, we will know three poems.

Our poem for the Autumn term is 'Slowly' by James Reeves. Most of you can already confidently recite this poem, but keep on practicing to make sure it's fresh in your mind. 

Half Term Homework 



Miss McDonagh, Miss Jordan and I are so impressed with the effort many of you put into your Stone Age research project over the holidays. It is clear to see that you tried so hard to produce quality work, which you should be incredibly proud of. You will soon see some of your work on the display board outside our classroom. 


Thank you for all your hard work, 3C :-) 


Stone Age Research Project

Thursday 11th October

I'm sure you will all agree that 3C were fantastic presenting our Harvest assembly this morning. They delivered their lines clearly and confidently and I am very proud of each and every one of them. 

Following our assembly, parents joined us for some Harvest activities back in the classroom. Some of us also played times tables games with our grown-ups. We had lots of fun! 


It was lovely to see so many parents- thank you for coming :-) 

Stay and Play

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'Classifying Animals' Workshop 3.10.18

The children had a wonderful afternoon learning about the classification of animals, which will be of great use when we begin this unit in science. They were given the chance to touch and hold arachnids, reptiles, myriapods and many more. Animals included snails, cockroaches, tarantulas, millipedes, tree frogs, snakes, chinchillas, rats and owls! We will be further-exploring vertebrates and invertebrates in lessons and this will prove invaluable, as the children will literally have come face to face with many of the animals we will be discussing!

Class Novel


Our novel for the Autumn term is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. During our English lessons, we have been focusing on using coordinating conjunctions (and, so, or, but, yet) and subordinating conjunctions (because, when, if, that, while)  to extend our sentences. 

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In maths we have been learning about number and place value. We have done a lot of revision of Year 2 learning, consolidating our understanding of numbers up to 100. Some of us have now started to develop our understanding of numbers up to 1000. Like last year, we use lots of apparatus to support our understanding of number. 

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