Longtown Community Primary School

Longtown Community Primary School

Class 3 - Miss Edwards & Mrs Reynolds

Welcome to Class 3 at Longtown Primary School!

Autumn  Term

Our Geography topic this half-term is 'Farming around the World' in which we will be learning about the factors affecting farming and how farmers manage and work with the land in different locations. Given our children's first-hand experiences with farming, I'm sure they will be able to bring their expertise to bear in comparing and contrasting UK farming with that in other parts of the world!  

In Science, we will be learning about forces, using our science skills to investigate lots of practical problems and recording our findings in different ways.  To enhance our learning, we will be visiting 'We the Curious' in Bristol and participating in 'Colourful Chemistry' and 'Innoventions' workshops.

In Literacy, we will be studying historical fiction through 'Streetchild' by Berlie Doherty.  Children will analyse how the author creates character and setting, as well as predicting and imagining how different parts of the story will turn out and writing their own versions.  Our non-fiction focus is reports and children will be writing information reports linked to our geography topic.

In Maths, we will continue to develop our fluency in calculation strategies, looking particularly at using efficient methods of division. We will then focus on fractions, decimals and percentages, understanding the links between them and developing our calculating and reasoning skills. 


P.E. sessions will be held on Monday and Friday afternoons, led by Coach Tom.   Please could your child leave a pair of trainers,  shorts, a t-shirt and a sweatshirt in a bag in school until each half Term or end of term when it can be brought home to be washed.


 Class Information

 Please note:

  • Please could children leave PE kits in school for a half term, this way they won’t have to remember it twice a week. The children will need outdoor P.E. clothes.
  • Forest Schools is on alternate Thursdays. Children need to bring in warm Forest School kit.

 Weekly activities

Children will all have a homework diary this year to help keep track of reading at home and homework tasks.  Homework will be given out on Friday and should usually be completed by the following Thursday.  

Homework set may vary depending on what is being studied in class and the needs of children.

  • Children should read at home regularly and make a note in their diary when they have read.  We appreciate parents' support in encouraging regular reading.
  • Spellings will be sent home weekly to learn (test on Fridays). Your support in helping children understand the spelling 'rule' or pattern and the meaning of the words is appreciated.
  • A maths task set on www.mymaths.co.uk or,  sometimes may be a worksheet task, to practise and consolidate skills.


 If you would like to discuss anything with us, please do not hesitate to ring or drop in after school for a chat.


Recent activities 

 Class 3 recently walked on the Darrens overlooking our school and tested out their Navigation Skills.