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Mandela Class


Welcome to Mandela Class' page. I am Mr Boulton and I have the pleasure of teaching 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.   

 PE is on Monday and Fridays, please ensure your child's PE kit is in school at all times.

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.



Year 3 Summer 2

In Literacy we will be writing recounts on the eruption of Vesuvius! We will be assuming the character of Pliny and we will be writing a recount. Later in the term, we will be writing a story on escaping from Pompeii.


In Numeracy we will be continuing the National Curriculum with a focus on problem solving and reasoning. 


 In RE we will be learning starting our Journey in Love unit. We are also going to be learning about the Sacrament of Reconciliation

 Our Class Topic is: Tremors!

In History we will be learning all about Pompeii and the legendary Mount Vesuvius. We are going to look at what a typical Roman town looked like.


In Geography we will be focusing on the physical geography of the earth, its layers, tectonic plates and the highly unpredictable world of volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. 


In Science we will be learning about plants! We will be carrying out experiments to find out what each function of a plant does, and how it carries out the functions. 


In Art we will be drawing and modelling Pompeii, and the devastating state it was left in after Mount Vesuvius' eruption.


In D&T, we will be designing and making earthquake-proof structures, 


In PE we will be doing athletics. We will be focussing on sprinting, jumping and throwing.