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Class 3 have really 'WOWED' me this week with their reading skills!


We have been using our reading VIPERS to help us understand pictures and texts. 


Today, we took part in a picture carousel and used our skills to infer meaning from the pictures. We wrote down our ideas and shared these with the class.


The children have been fantastic at putting on their 'author hats' and looking for clues to understand how the author wants us to feel when we read.


Class 3 - I wonder if next time you read to your grown-ups at home, you can 'wow' them by using your inference skills?


Miss Berridge smiley

Reading for pleasure


We have been really enjoying 'reading for pleasure' in Class 3 this week.

The children have enjoyed getting comfortable in the classroom and using our reading area to enjoy our favourite books.

The children have loved sharing their book recommendations with their friends and have been using our reading 'VIPERS' to discuss their books.







Spelling contractions

Today in Class 3 we have been revising our contraction spellings.

We have been 'surgeons' and had lots of fun chopping up the words and putting them back together to make their correct contractions. We also revised the use of the apostrophe to mark where the letters were. 

This will help us tomorrow when we begin to write our poems.


Well done Class 3, another fantastic day!




Guided reading


Our guided reading book this week is Forest Creatures. Today our focus was vocabulary, retrieving information and identifying key details from the text. We used the contents page to find out what was included in the book. Rainforests on page 12 was our favourite.




Welcome to Class 3


Hello and welcome to class 3's first post on our new website. We are all looking forward to sharing our exciting work with you.


A little update of our first few weeks of the new academic year:

We have been settling into our new classroom and enjoying being back together as a class.

We began the year by creating our own ‘class charter’ which includes our class rules and ways we keep ourselves safe in school. We were lucky enough to win the competition for KS2- we thought of the most ways that our school keeps us safe. This meant we had a fantastic treat of ice lollies on Friday- well done class 3!


We have been working really hard on our work based on our class text ‘The Adventures of Catvinkle’. The children have really enjoyed this book so far and are keen to find out how and why Catvinkle can fly? We have been using our reading skills to understand the characters thoughts and feelings in the text. This has lead to some excellent role play from the children during our hot seating task!



In Science we have been learning about the 5 food groups. The children did a fantastic job of remembering what they have already learned in Year 1 and 2. They built upon this knowledge by grouping foods and learning the functions of the different food types.




We began our geography topic ‘counties’ by visiting ‘The Museum of Derbyshire’ (in our classroom). We learned lots of facts and information about our county- including local foods and special places. 


We are looking forward to another week full of learning in class 3!


Miss Berridge.

Class 3 Newsletter - Autumn (1) 2021