Longtown Community Primary School

Longtown Community Primary School

Class 3 - Miss Edwards & Mrs Reynolds

Welcome to Class 3 at Longtown Primary School!

Autumn  Term

Welcome back to school for what promises to be a busy and exciting Autumn term!

Our history topic this term is Maya Civilisation in which we will be learning about the fascinating lives of this ancient people.  In geography, our topic is 'Farming around the World'  - a subject on which I'm sure lots of children will be able to bring their first-hand experience and expertise to bear!   In science, we are going to be learning about changes of materials, including reversible and irreversible changes and using our science skills to investigate lots of practical problems.

In literacy, we will be enjoying some of Rudyard Kipling's classic stories and poetry ('The Jungle Book', 'Just So stories' and 'If' and writing our own versions.  Our non-fiction focus will be 'explanations' and we will exploring explanations of different aspects of Maya culture (chocolate-making, Pok-ta-Pok) before writing explanations of our favourite hobbies.

In maths, we will be learning more about place value, extending our understanding to larger numbers and negative numbers, and tackling lots of challenging reasoning activities.  We will then move on to calcuation strategies for all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division), developing fluency and efficiency in using different mental and written methods to solve problems. 


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.


Music lessons will continue on Friday afternoons and will continue to be led by the Fairfield music specialist.  We are excited to be introducing the ukelele to music lessons this term!

 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.