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St Matthew’s
Church of England Academy

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St Matthew’s
Church of England Academy

Class 3

Welcome to Class 3!

Mrs Spencer and Mrs Shaw welcome all pupils, parents and carers to our Class 3 page.

The learning for each half-term will be updated, along with photos of our work.


PE days are Tuesdays and Fridays and children need to come to school wearing the correct kit.


Homework is distributed on Fridays, to be completed and returned the following Friday. 



This Spring term, we will be reading Michael Morpurgo's Kensuke's Kingdom. Class 3 will step into a world of imagination and invention to explore English skills including story structure, drama, creative writing and more.


The children will continue to study spelling, punctuation and grammar through their reading of the text over the spring term.


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This half-term, we are learning about Money, Statistics and Time.


We will continue to practice our Times Tables throughout the year. These are key for our the progression of arithmetic skills and underpin the Maths curriculum in KS2 and beyond.


All pupils will be given their own Times Tables Rockstars log in. This fantastic resource should be used at least 3 times a week at home, in addition to any maths homework.


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This term in Science, Class 3 will learn about scientists and their inventions that have changed the way we live. This will include Alexander Graham Bell and his invention of the telephone, Garrett Morgan and the invention of traffic lights using basic electrical circuits, the work of Thomas Edison and the invention of the lightbulb, and more.



This term, Class 3 will learn about the history of Stoke on Trent. This will include the history of our school, evidence left behind by Anglo-Saxon's and Roman's in the local area, as well as the impact of the pottery industry and canal network on Stoke-on-Trent. The unit will incorporate maps of the local area and a visit to experience the pottery industry for themselves.



In Art we will explore the work of British Art. Throughout the term, children will discover the work of six different artists, using their art to inspire creativity and experimentation with a range of media including postcards, illustrations, memory boxes and cut-outs. 




This term Class 3 will continue to master the art of playing the glockenspiel, learning different rhythms and melodies in groups to perform as a class. This will include playing musical games, exploring the dimensions of music (melody, pulse, rhythm, pitch, texture, timbre and dynamics), singing and playing instruments.



Throughout the term, children will explore issues around Being Yourself.



We are exploring what it means to follow God. Throughout the term the children will study the story of Noah's Ark, considering why he was chosen by God and what it means to make a covenant.



In Computing we will learn basic drawing and Desktop Publishing Skills.



In French, we will be learning about our school in French through speaking, writing, games and song.



Our PE days are Tuesdays with Mrs Spencer and Fridays with Bee Active.


Long Term Plan 2023-2024