Silkstone Primary School, High Street, Silkstone, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 4LR

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Silkstone Primary School

A School with Soul

Welcome to Class Three 


Hello and welcome to class 3!

The class teacher is Miss Kat Heeley and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Claire Hobson. In class 3 we will all work hard to make sure we feel proud of ourselves. To support this we will have a reward jar where children can earn a reward for their effort, work, kindness and much more! Once our class jar is full we will enjoy a treat together as a reward for our hard work.

Spellings will be set each Friday ready for testing the following Friday. We will look at these in school too but please help your child to practise these each week. Homework will be shared on Seesaw each Friday.

Reading books will be changed on a regular basis so children always have a book to share with you at home, please encourage your child to read to themselves and with you. Reading helps us to learn new things, takes us places we haven’t been and helps us to create our own stories. Please bring reading records to school on a Thursday and Friday as children will read with an adult in school one of these mornings during the first half term.

Our PE days will be on Tuesday and Friday this half term so please make sure your child comes to school with their PE kit on these days.

Labelling cardigans and jumpers would really help to relocate a missing item to the correct owner, I will encourage children to put jumpers and cardigans on their peg but it helps if they are clearly labelled – just in case they go for a walk!

Finally, please feel free to ask if you have any enquiries, big or small! I will be on the door before and after school and will be happy to help.


Curriculum Overview Summer 2024

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We are Dancers

Class 3 enjoyed a street dance lesson today. We learned some new moves and enjoyed making a routine to music. 

We are Artists

Class 3 really enjoyed Fabric Lenny working with our class. We made mixed media pictures of a bison to link to our Stone Age topic. We used acrylic paint and posca pens to create our designs. 

Curriculum Map for Spring 2

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We are Historians

Class 3 had a great day at Creswell Crags. We enjoyed exploring a cave and learning about tools from the Stone Age. It was great fun trying to hunt a bison. We also identified rocks and grouped them in igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic and looked at their properties. It was a lovely day out and we all agreed it was a super way to learn more about the Stone Age. 

We are Scientists

Class 3 really enjoyed looking at the properties of rocks to find out what each rock was called. We tested the rocks to see if they were permeable or impermeable and recorded our results.

Curriculum Plan for the Spring Term

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Woodwork in DT

Class 3 have really enjoyed using the tools to make a wooden frame. They worked safely and correctly used the tools supporting each other to make a super frame.

Father Christmas

We enjoyed having a chat with Father Christmas when he visited school.

We are Artists.
Here are some photos of us making outdoor sculptures inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. 
These photos were taken inside the classroom. We enjoy working on our own, in pairs and as a group. 

Bagshaw Museum

We had a fantastic time exploring the world of Ancient Egypt at the Bagshaw Museum. We worked as historians, learning about daily life and the beliefs and customs of the time.

Curriculum Information for the Autumn Term

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Learning in Year 3 2022 - 2023

Lenny and Whale

We had a super morning working with the artists Lenny and Whale to help develop ideas for a permanent art work at Cannon Hall Farm.  We used cardboard, paint and posca pens to create masks.

World Book Day

We enjoyed sharing our favourite books with each other and dressing up as book characters. 

Stone Age

We transformed our classroom into the Stone Age by creating our own cave complete with cave drawings.

Cresswell Crags

We had an amazing time at Cresswell Crags as part of our Stone Age unit of learning. 

NSPCC Number Day

We dressed up and participated in maths activities to support the NSPCC Number Day.

Father Christmas

We enjoyed our visit to see Father Christmas in his grotto on the morning of our Christmas Fayre.  It was lovely to see him and he kindly gave us all an early Christmas present.

Fabric Lenny

We were really excited to work with the artist Fabric Lenny once again.  This time we worked with chalk, pen and acrylics to create some wonderful collaborative pieces of art.

Run for the Trussel Trust

It was a lovely sunny day when we ran a mile to raise money for the Trussel Trust, who run the Barnsley Foodbank.