Welcome to Class 6!
In Class 6, we have a mixture of Year 2 and 3 children. Our teacher is Miss Degnan and our teaching assistants are Mrs Godwin and Mrs Hammill.
We are looking forward to an exciting year, throughout which we are going to be learning about a variety of amazing topics! We have created our own class rules and will continue to show the Fruits of the Spirit as we learn and play with our classmates.
As we are now in year 2 and 3, we are trying to become more independent learners. To do this, we try our best in every lesson and try to remember all our belongings (including our school bags and PE kits). We love to share our achievements with our parents and carers through our weekly certificates, stickers, house points, webpage and twitter posts.
Our PE lessons take place every Tuesday and Thursday, however PE sessions may sometimes change, so please ensure PE kits are brought to school on a Monday and kept in school until Friday, before being taken home at the weekend.
Our homework will focus on 3 priorities: reading, spelling and times tables practise.
Reading – Ideally, we would like children to read with an adult for 10 minutes every night, however we appreciate that this is not always possible. On these occasions, children may read to themselves and write their own comment using the sentence starters found in their reading records.
Times Tables and Spellings – Children will be given the relevant homework for their current year group. Children should write out their spellings and times tables three times a week to practise. Please see your child’s homework books for more details.
Our Class 6 newsletter contains more details on the interesting things we will be focusing on each term. If there is anything else you would like to know, please do not hesitate to ask Miss Degnan.
Thank you for visiting our Class page!
Miss Degnan – Class Teacher Mrs Godwin – Teaching Assistant
Mrs Hammill – Teaching Assistant
We are Writers!
This year we will be looking at a range of writing styles, authors and genres. We really enjoyed describing a haunted house for Halloween using prepositional phrases! Are you brave enough to go in our haunted house?
We have loved writing alternative narratives and creating dialogues using ideas from C. S. Lewis’, ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’. We imagined how Lucy would reach the icy, towering castle to rescue Mr. Tumnus from the white witch.
We are Scientists:
This term, we are going to be learning all about Animals, including humans in our science lessons. We have been learning all about the different skeleton types and the reasons why animals need skeletons. We can also label some of the bones in the human skeleton.
This term, we are learning all about rocks in our Science lessons. We have been sorting, grouping and comparing rocks in different ways as we learn more about their properties. We have also been learning about how to test the different rocks and what we need to do make sure our tests are fair.
We are Mathematicians!
Throughout this year, we will be exploring all areas of maths! We have been learning to read the time this term. We can read the class clock to work out how many minutes until lunchtime! We have also been reading digital times and comparing the different clock faces.
We love exercise!
This term, we will be learning all about invasion games and learning gymnastics with Glen. We have been learning to create more complicated sequences, which include forward and backward rolls, tuck and star jumps and even cartwheels!
We have been learning about invasion games with Mr. Hopson. We have been developing strategies to attack and defend as well as learning the rules of netball.
We are learning about our Catholic faith!
This term, we will be learning about God’s vision for every family. We have been thinking about how we should treat our families and thinking about the big question – What makes a house a home?
This term, we have been learning about promises. We acted out a baptism and learnt about the different signs and symbols used during the sacrament. We have been trying to answer our big question why do we make promises?
We have been planning and delivering our own liturgies this term. We really enjoyed our ‘Stay and Pray’ class liturgy when our families came to worship with us. Whilst planning our liturgy, we have been thinking about how we can prepare during Advent for the birth of Jesus.
We are Artists!
This term our topic is painting. This term we studied the work of local artist, Aaminah Snowdon. We looked at lots of her artwork and chose our favourite animal paintings. We then learnt how to sketch the animals and recreated them using water colour pencils. We have learnt how to blend colours to make new colours and make our paintings more realistic.
We are Designers!
Throughout the year, we will be designing and making a variety of products! This term, our topic was healthy snacks. We researched, designed, made and evaluated our sandwiches using different healthy ingredients. We enjoyed trying new healthy foods and thinking about how to make our packed lunches healthier.
We are preparing for our First Holy Communion!
This year, our Year 3 children will begin preparing for their First Holy Communion. We will update our webpage with more information closer to the time.
We are Dementia Friendly!
Our School is working alongside Dementia Awareness to become a Dementia Friendly school. Throughout the year, we will be taking part in activities to help this. Some of our children attended a Walk of Remembrance to help support people with Dementia.
We Will Remember
Some of our children have been remembering the brave people who have died in wars protecting our country. We remembered brave men and women, who served in the Royal Air Force, by laying a wreath at the Airman’s statue. We also remembered fallen soldiers by attending a Remembrance service at the Cenotaph in Thornaby Pleasure Gardens. We have prayed for all those affected by wars around the world in our class liturgies. We have also celebrated the life of Emma, a parent who sadly passed away. We had a liturgy wearing Emma’s favourite colour, yellow, and planted daffodils and wrote a poem in her memory.
Year 3 Information