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Mandela Class


Welcome to Mandela Class' page. I am Mr Boulton and I have the pleasure to teach Year 3 this year! 


 In Mandela Class, we are also going to read a range of stories which will inspire our writing and cover a range of topics in maths. I can't wait!  

 PE is on Tuesdays and Swimming takes place on Fridays in the Autumn term.

Homework is given out on Friday  and is due on Wednesday and will include a maths task,  literacy task and times tables. If you have any questions about the homework, please ask me before the due date.

Spellings are given out every Monday and are tested on Friday. Make sure you practise them every day! 

 This year, Year 3 will be given a times tables book. Each week we will have a focus times table that we will be practicing. Our target multiplication tables are  x3, x4 and x 8 times tables in addition to the ones learnt in KS1.  Practise at home every night and have an adult sign your times tables book. Times tables will be tested on Fridays. 

Read at home every day and have an adult sign your reading record every day.

Please ensure that you have your spelling record, reading record and times tables book with you every day in school.

I'm available for a chat in the morning and afternoons. Please see me for a chat or if you have any questions or concerns. You can also call the office to speak to me or to set up a meeting.


I am excited about starting our learning this Spring term, with opportunities all throughout the curriculum present for your children to learn new knowledge and skills. 


In English this term, we will be exploring the story of 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes, and writing biographies on our classroom's namesake, the great Nelson Mandela. We will also be writing explanation texts.


In Science, we will be investigating forces and magnets, with opportunities for the children to carry out investigations of their choosing. 


In RE, Year 3 will be learning about the Eucharist and the importance of benevolence and cooperation. 


The children have a fantastic opportunity this term in computing, where they will be making and editing videos on a subject of their choice using a video editing software. We will also be looking into how networks operate and thinking about the internet, and how to stay safe. 


'Where on Earth are we?' is our Geography topic this year. We will be considering our place on the Earth on a grand scale, as well as locally- we will be going for a walk to the River Thames to spot some landmarks and learn about our stunning local geography. 


In Spring 2, we will be learning all about the stone age for our history topic- specifically focussing on the way of life and tools used by the people who lived in this prehistoric age.


This term in PE, we will be doing football and gymnastics- please ensure your child's PE kit for both outdoor and indoor PE is in school at all times!