Kneesall C of E

Primary School

Together We Achieve

Class 3

Class 3


This term our topic is Britain at War. In this project we will look at the causes, events and consequences of the First and Second World Wars, the influence of new inventions on warfare, how life in Great Britain was affected and the legacy of the wars in the post-war period. We will be studying the novel Goodnight Mr. Tom, in which, just before the outbreak of the Second World War, Willie Beech, a thin, withdrawn eight-year-old boy, is evacuated from London. He is placed with a gruff widower called Tom Oakley, who has been a recluse since the death of his wife and child 40 years earlier. Tom is horrified by the abuse Willie has experienced. With quiet authority, patience and sensitivity, Tom takes care of Willie and a bond develops between them. Gradually, Willie’s physical and emotional scars begin to heal. Please see the Class 3 curriculum newsletter for more information about our learning this half term.


A few things to remember:

  • Please bring a named water bottle each day.
  • Class 3 PE days this half term will be Tuesdays for Year 5 (until wk beginning 16.05.22 when Y6 will then have PE on Tuesday afternoons) and Wednesdays for the whole class.
  • In Class 3 you may bring a pencil case to school if you wish. 
  • Please check all you clothes are labelled, especially PE kit and jumpers!
  • As the weather improves please send your child with a sun hat and sun-cream (which they must be able to apply themselves) as appropriate. 


Homework will include:

  • Times Tables Rockstars - we can't stress enough how important this is! Knowing your times tables has an enormous impact on your Maths fluency.
  • Spellings, which will be tested each Monday (these are linked to class learning)
  • Reading (when an adult has listened to you read, please record this in your reading diary  - we aim for at least 3 home reads with an adult per week; 3 reads with an adult will earn you 3 hundred squares!)
  • One English and one Maths task will be sent home weekly on Thursday to be returned by Tuesday of the following week please. Children will receive one hundred square for each piece of homework returned on time. Don't forget to let us know if you want to discuss any homework at the Homework Clinic. We are always here to help you with anything you want to look at together in school. 


Our class motto is still: ‘Work hard, play hard’, especially for the Y6 children with their SATS coming up this half term. We couldn't be more proud of all the children in class 3. They all, always. work hard and are a credit to Kneesall School. Well done Class 3! 

 If you ever have any concerns or worries, please don't hesitate to contact us.


We are looking forward to another amazing half term! 


Mrs Swain (Class 3 Teacher)

Mr Chicken (Class 3 Support Teacher)