Class 3C

Welcome to class 3C

Our class teacher is Miss Cheel. If you have any questions or you would like to talk to her about anything, she is on the KS2 playground before and after school every day,

In 3C we all have a love for learning and are always trying our best to achieve our potential!

This half term in English we have been reading ‘The Houdini Box’ by Brian Selznick. We have been looking at the different features within fiction and non-fiction texts, wrote a biography all about Harry Houdini and looked at the features of a letter. We then wrote our own letters from different characters perspectives in the book focusing on using conjunctions, spelling and tense.



We especially enjoy our Enquiry lessons and this half term we are answering the question ‘What if you were born in the 1900s?’ We have been comparing activities from the 1900s with activities we do now, creating our own board games, looking at old films and creating one similar using 2Animate and we even made a flip book to show how animation works.



In Science our topic is Forces and Magnets. We have all been engaged in this topic and have been learning so much through experiments. We have been finding out how gravity works, how magnets attract and repel and how friction works. Here are some pictures of us carrying out the exciting experiments!

In maths we really enjoy a challenge! We are now working extremely hard to get ready for year 4. We have been working on our place value and our mental strategies for addition and subtraction.

In PE this half term we are so lucky and have Dan the cricket coach in every Tuesday to teach us a range of skills needed to play cricket – we are having so much fun!




To find out what we are learning about each half term, the Year 3 curriculum plans can be found here.

Each half term we have a learning reflection event to celebrate the work we have been doing. Our parents and carers are invited into school so that we can show them what we have been learning.

Parents and carers in 3C are also connected to school through ‘Seesaw’. This means that they can enjoy watching their children’s progress every day.

In Year 3, we also work on developing good learning habits. You can see them all by clicking on this link: GCPS Learning Habits


Important things to bring to school:

Water Bottles – children can bring their own water bottle into school and store it by the sink in the classroom. Please make sure that water bottles only have water inside.

Reading Folders – children need their reading book and reading diary in school every day.

PE – children need their PE kit in school every day. PE kit consists of a white t- shirt, black shorts and plimsolls/sand shoes.

Homework – Homework is sent home every Friday and needs to be completed and returned to school by Wednesday morning.


Please visit our Twitter page @GCPSyear3 to follow our regular updates of the children’s learning and important information.

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