Class 3 2021 - 2022

Mrs Whalley

Class 5

Last update: 1st May 2021

Welcome to Class 3!


A Message from Mrs Whalley:
Hello and welcome to Class 3! I hope you all had a relaxing summer and are excited to return to school. 

In Class 3 we are reading:

Our English Hook: Who am I? (Gervaise Phinn)

Our Story Time Book: Flat Stanley (Jeff Brown)

In other areas...

In Science we are learning all about Animals including Humans.

In Geography we are learning all about the World. 

In RE we are learning about Judaism.

In PE we are with the sports coach on Tuesdays and have multi skills sports on Thursdays. Please ensure that your child has a PE in school on these days.


Phonics is a key part of our learning in EYFS and KS1. It is the basis of how we read and how we write and spell words. You can learn more about what phonics is and how we teach it here. There are also resources on the page such as sound mats and word lists, as well as ways you can help your child with their reading at home.


We follow a concrete - pictoral - abstract method in Maths. This means that we start understanding concepts by using practical equipment - anything from sharing out cubes or adding using base-10. We then move onto drawing or manipulating pictures to solve calculations. These methods allow us to understand what is happening when we do a calculation (adding, subtracting, dividing, multiplying) so we can then progress on to written methods such as column addition and long multiplication. You can view our Progression in Calculation here to see how we teach the children in class.


Please read with your child as often as possible. If we feel that your child can read their book satisfactorily they can change it once a week. Please sign your child’s book every time you hear them read.

We are not giving out homework at the moment but we would like you to ensure you read with your child as often as possible. If your child receives spellings for their phonics group, please practise these ready for the spelling test on Fridays. 

Useful Websites

  • Bitesize - A primary school resource for children studing Key Stage 1 Maths, English and Science, featuring game activities and tests.
  • Thinkuknow - If you are 5, 6 or 7, I bet you probably like to use the computer for fun. Why not take a look at this website to help you go on the internet in a safe way and know who to talk to if you are worried.
  • Phonics Play - Packed with interactive phonics games
  • Times tables Rockstars - Practise your times tables and earn coins to make your avatar look even cooler. You can also challenge your friends! You will need you log on details that were sent home during lockdown

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