Kneesall C of E

Primary School

Together We Achieve

Class 3

Class 3



Happy New Year! We hope you had a fantastic Christmas and enjoyed a well deserved break with your families over the last couple of weeks. Welcome back to Class 3 in 2022! Our topic this half term is Darwin's Delights. We’re off on an exciting expedition with Charles Darwin and his crew on HMS Beagle. We will trace his route across the vast ocean and stop at the magical Galápagos Islands to see the amazing species that helped Charles Darwin develop his theory of evolution by natural selection. Do you know what’s so special about a lava lizard, or why the blue-footed booby has blue feet? See how animals adapt to their environments over time and meet some of the world’s greatest explorers and naturalists. Imagine how humans will evolve in millions of years. It’s a scary thought. Ready to trace the origin of species? Let’s set sail. 



A few things to remember:

  • Please bring a named water bottle each day.
  • Class 3 PE days this term will be Tuesdays for Year 5 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!


Homework will include:

  • 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!)
  • Times Tables Rockstars
  • One English and one Maths task will be sent home weekly on Thursday to be returned by Tuesday of the following week please.


Our class motto is still: ‘Work hard, play hard’ and we always do lots of both!!

We have a great team of adults at school to work with you. In order for us to do our best we must all work as a team. If everyone does their bit; teachers, teaching assistants, children and parents then we will all achieve our very best. If you ever have any concerns or worries, please don't hesitate to contact us.


We are looking forward to another amazing term! 


Mrs Swain (Class 3 Teacher)

Mr Chicken (Class 3 Support Teacher)