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Gamston Church of England Primary School

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Class 3


Class 3 on Sports' Relief Day!

Class 3's Curriculum Overview








  • Stories that raise issues/ dilemmas
  • List poems
  • Stories with historical settings
  • Explanations


  • Stories by a significant author
  • Poetic styles
  • Information texts
  • Instructions


  • Oral traditional stories
  • Persuasive writing
  • Performance poetry
  • Recounts



  • place value
  • X & ÷
  • Shape
  • + & -
  • Properties of numbers
  • Measures
  • Handling data
  • Fractions
  • Time
  • Problem solving
  • Money


  • decimals
  • place value
  • X & ÷
  • + & -
  • Measures
  • Handling data
  • Properties of numbers
  • Time
  • Fractions
  • Shape
  • Problem solving
  • Money


  • place value
  • X & ÷
  • Area & perimeter
  • + & -
  • Shape
  • Properties of numbers
  • Handling data
  • Fractions
  • Measures
  • Problem solving
  • Money




  • Circuits & Conductors
  • Sounds
  • Water
  • Flowering Plants
  • On the move

(skeletons & muscles)

  • Circulation



Y5 – Graphical Modelling

Y4 – Writing for different audiences

Y5 – Analysing data &

asking questions

Y4 – Developing images from repeating patterns

Y5 – Evaluation information plausibility & questioning

Y4 – Branching databases


  • Journeys of life
  • Celebrations
  • Places of Worship
  • Writings
  • Creation & the Environment
  • Judaism




  • Swimming
  • Dance
  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Dance
  • Hockey
  • Gymnastics
  • Gymnastics
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Tennis

Project/ Topics

Ancient Egypt


Keen to be Green



  • Timelines
  • Importance of the river Nile
  • Farming
  • Egyptian artefacts
  • Pharoahs
  • Mummification
  • After life
  • Gods
  • Writing





  • Map work
  • Aswan Dam
  • Rivers & tributaries
  • Erosion
  • Flooding & protection
  • Coasts
  • Water cycle
  • Weather patterns
  • Oceans
  • Tropical seas
  • Global warming
  • Climate change
  • Weather forecasts
  • Eco footprints
  • Waste & recycling


  • Egyptian boats
  • Shaduf
  • Cartouche
  • Estuary models
  • Dams
  • Seaside paintings
  • Coral reef art
  • Junk sculptures



  • Music for Christmas production of ‘An Egyptian Nativity’

·         Young Voices

  • Writing new lyrics to highlight green issues




Dear Parents,

Thank you for all your support with all the homework activities. Hopefully this note will clarify a few points.



Two pieces of homework will be sent home most weeks, which will be related to the work the children have covered that week.

This will usually be sent home on Friday, but as it is very important that the children are able to follow their chosen 'out of school' interests, these do not need to be returned until the following Thursday. Please give your child any help they require to complete the activities, as one-to-one tuition is invaluable. Please do not spend more than 30 minutes on any piece of homework.



A list of words taken from the Medium frequency word list and Year group spelling lists will be sent home each week for your child to learn.


READING - Please enter the text your child has read in the appropriate space in their Reading Diary for each week. This could be a book from school, home or the library, or a newspaper, comic or cereal packet! Reading should be done at home at least twice each week.



Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries about the homework set.                                   


Many thanks,

                                                                                                           Julia Lake




The children have been busy in the school garden this term getting the beds ready for planting. They have planted beans, pumpkins, radishes, butternut squash and a courgette.

Mrs Green has very kindly given up her lunchtimes to run a gardening club which the children have really enjoyed doing. This will continue for the rest of this term.





Working in the garden




The children recently wrote a piece of writing of their own choice about Springtime. We would like to share this story written by Dylan and a poem written by Connor.


The Woodland People


It was two days before spring. The small but clever woodland people were extremely busy turning winter into spring.


First they shook the flowers from their long winter sleep so that the early sunshine and rain could help them grow.


Next they splashed the flowers with colour, their magic paintbrushes could create any colour of the rainbow, red for the tulips, yellow for the daffodils and purple for their favourite, the delicate bluebells. They went around checking that every bluebell could ring by tapping it gently with a miniscule twig, the beautiful sound awakening the trees from their boring, lifeless sleep.


The next day the woodland people generously helped the lovely birds by going round the woods collecting twigs and small feathers to make their nests extra warm and cosy for the eggs that they will lay. That night there was an enormous storm which blew many of the birds' nests out of the trees. The woodland people were frantically trying to think of ideas. Suddenly the youngest of tribe said "How about we use my see-saw to launch the nests back into the trees?" Everyone cheered happily and in no time at all the nests were safely back in the trees. Everything was ready for spring to begin!






And here comes the final round and Spring is winner of the first day

Ooh that must have hurt

And Spring is down for the count

On number 3 Spring rises again and Winter is out

On the second day Spring plants



but Winter can't take that much but Winter still fights back even with his white top



But just then Spring hits Winter and Winter's down

one     snowball disappeared

two     pile of snow disappeared

three  present disappeared

four    Christmas card disappeared

five     piles of snow disappeared

six      gardens of snow disappeared

seven  presents disappeared

All of winter has nearly gone

eight   Christmas cards disappeared

nine    snowdrops disappeared

ten      snow piles have gone


So Winter is knocked out and Spring wins

But maybe it might be different next year?






Our next 'Big Write' will be in June. Details will follow shortly.



This term we are studying 'Water' which will involve finding out about rivers, the sea  and the Water Cycle. We will be finding out about how rivers change over time through erosion and how people are affected by flooding and drought. We will also be looking at the coastline where the rivers meet the sea and the deep seas.


Our science work will also be linked to our topic work and we will be finding out about how water exists as a solid, liquid and gas in everyday conditions. The children will investigate the properties of these different states of matter and how they change from one to the other. They  will then apply this to the water cycle and consider the importance of water to daily life.


During the past few weeks we have been studying Information texts in our English lessons. We looked at features of Information texts before producing our own Information texts on river animals using ICT. We hope you like them.



As part of our science work we have also been looking at the effects of flooding and drought. We created these posters to try to persuade people to save water.


Some of the Y5s were lucky enough to be invited to a science afternoon at Worksop College where they had a fantastic time doing a variety of experiments. These included hunting for and identifying minibeasts, investigating pendulums and testing household substances to find out if they were an alkali or an acid.



We also went to the river Idle in Gamston to look at the features of rivers that we have been studying

We could see the effects of erosion.
The measuring stick showed us the water level.
Roman measured a 20m distance from the bridge.
Elle threw bread into the water.
George timed how long it took to get to the bridge
This told us how fast the water was flowing
We looked at how it meanders through the fields.


During the Autumn term class 3 studied Ancient Egypt.

We made boats and then wrote instructions so that someone else could could make one.

We've also written our names using hieroglyphics.

Click on the link below to read some of the fantastic list poems we have been writing.

This link will take you to some of the stories the children in class 3 have written.

Special Mentions - 18 July 2014

Special Mentions - 11 July 2014

Special Mention - 4 July 2014

Special Mentions - 27 June 2014

Special Mentions - 20 June 2014