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John Hellins Primary School

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Class 3

In Class 3, we aim to learn through exciting and hands on projects that are led by the children’s interests. Lessons are then planned and delivered in line with the National Curriculum.  The children’s interests influence our projects, and highly skilled teaching ensures full coverage of the National Curriculum objectives across the year and over time.  The projects run for an entire term, they involve exciting days for the children including trips, visitors, child led ‘Google’ days and WOW days.

The current Class 3 project is ‘Amazing America’ and we will be looking at a range of different topics to do with America and how it was founded. This will be a really exciting and immersive opportunity for all of the children to learn. During this project, we will be looking at how America was founded and in particular at native Americans and their lifestyle whilst also having our own themed day around being native Americans. We will be looking at a range of famous structures that America has to offer before designing and making our own skyscraper fit for New York. We will look at space, this will involve us investigating the different planets in our solar system, we will also look at why America travelled to the moon.

During our projects, we aim to have opportunities for children to enhance their Literacy skills; writing at length as well as focusing specifically on grammar, punctuation and spelling objectives though a range of themed books.

Mathematics is also included, where possible, in our project and covers the objectives in the Year 3 and 4 curriculum. We teach Maths in practical and exciting ways, ensuring we deepen the understanding that children have of the three key areas; Problem Solving, Reasoning, and Fluency.

It’s going to be a really good and exciting term for class 3. The children will really enjoy this topic, where there will be a lot of opportunities for learning!



  1. Year 3 - 4 and 5 - 6 Common Words
  2. C3 Project Planning Diagram Summer 2018
  3. C3 Project Planning Summer 2018
  4. C3 Spelling Guidance Booklet Summer 2018