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Mars Class Year Three

Welcome to Mars Class


Our Staff:

Class Teacher: Mrs Hall & Miss Campbell

Teaching assistant: Miss Parker

Learning support assistant: Mrs Cox-Gray



Key information


School hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:40am - 3:20pm

Friday 8:40 - 2:20pm


Swimming - Tuesdays

PE - Wednesdays

Fridays - spelling and big maths test



Dear Parents/Carers,


We are really excited to begin Summer Term with Mars Class now that Miss Clarke has started her maternity leave. We have both really enjoyed the time we've already spent with the children and are raring to go with some exciting learning ahead. 


Monday: Miss Campbell

Tuesday: Miss Campbell (Swimming)

Wednesday: Mrs Hall (PE)

Thursday: Mrs Hall 

Friday: Mrs Hall 


Please do get in touch if you have any questions or queries.  


Kind Regards,

Mrs Hall, Miss Campbell and the Mars Team

DT Baking Seasonal Crumble

Out trip to The Royal Festival Hall

Check out our new book corner!

Contact the Class Teacher

Science - How many paper clips can fit on a magnet? 8.11.22

Geography- Using an atlas to investigation countries in the northern and southern hemisphere 31.10.22

Bow arts 20.10.22

Our class

English - 'Coming to England' - making a caribbean fruit salad 3.10.22

Our first class kenning poem 6.10.22

RE - acting out the story of Buddha


'Reading gave flight to my imagination and strengthened my understanding of the world, the society I lived in and myself'(Malory Blackman, OBE; Children's Laureate 2013-2015).


What are we doing to encourage a love of reading?


We share books with the children individually and a class text is chosen and shared with the entire class, by the end of the day . 

How to READ with Your Child

Reading with your child at home will help them to succeed with their understanding of the world around them. It builds their vocabulary - therefore helping to improve their speech, their writing, Comprehension skills and empathy of others.


This is an important part of reading. Before the children become confident readers, they need to know how to match sounds to letters and then how to blend those sounds together to read words. Each morning, we practise recognising digraphs (two letters, one sound) and trigraphs (three letters, one sound) to support with reading and spelling words. 

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song



Our writing is linked with our reading. Everyone is given the opportunity to listen to the class text. The children are then asked questions about the book, in order to check their comprehension and to correct any misunderstandings. They will then use what they understand to create different types of writing, in the form of:


Diary entries 



Setting descriptions 



We continue to use the Big Maths scheme, which includes daily teaching of basic skills and calculations. Each Friday, the children are assessed on their quick recall of the Learn It facts which have been taught. 

Calculation policy

2. Using the CLIC Challenges | Big Maths

Using the Big Maths Beat That! Challenges? This video explains how to use the CLIC Challenges each week, from the creator of Big Maths, Ben Harding.