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Class 3

Welcome to Class 3

We have 35 children from Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 in Class 3, and they are taught by Miss Shackleton.

Please click here to download a list of words that children should be able to spell and read fluently by the end of Year 6.

Class Three

Year 5 have been reading about the discovery of King Richard III’s body in the car park in Leicester in 2012.     He was not meant to be King because he was the King’s brother.  The King’s son was too young to be King so Richard became King.


He died at the battle Bosworth in 1485. Historians believed that Richard was buried in a friary at Greyfriars in Leicester.  We learnt that a friary is a building where monks live.  Many people believed that the friary was underneath the car park in Leicester.


Year 6 have been reading Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Leila shared her thoughts about the story, “It was very interesting to see how Oliver was treated first of all at the workhouse. It was very intriguing also to see how Victorian children were treated.” She went on to share about Oliver as a character, “Oliver was intelligent but also confused when he got to London. He did not know where to go and just followed anyone who said something. He got into a life of crime. He might stay in that but I am looking forward to finding out about this.”


Year 4 have been reading about the life of Mary Anning.  Rory explained, “I think it is really interesting because I would like to go fossil hunting. Her life started off really interesting too because she got struck by lightning when she was 18 months but did not die.”


Jacob said, “I find Mary Anning really interesting because she liked fossils and all of that.  She did not go to university but she still knew a lot. People did not think she knew much but she did because she loved learning. She read a lot too.”



In Science, we have been learning about States of Matter. The ‘States of Matter’ are liquids, gases and solids.  Erin G recalled what she has learnt:

  • Solids and liquids have a fixed volume.
  • Gas does not have a fixed volume.
  • Liquids can be poured.
  • Solids can be cut and shaped.
  • Gases can be squashed.
  • We measure temperature with a thermometer.
  • We learnt about condensation and evaporation which we also covered in our work about rivers


In geography, we have learnt about ‘Raging Rivers’ this term.  Below, Poppy has done a review of what she has learnt:

“In rivers, there is an upper course, a middle course and a lower course.

Rivers meander in the middle course. This creates a ‘horse shoe’ shape.

Meanders are caused by erosion and deposition.

Deposition is caused when the river leaves sediment behind.

Erosion is caused when water and rocks wear away at the river bank.

The year 6s recapped their learning about the water cycle.

We also looked at the disadvantages and benefits of Dams.”