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St Thomas' CE Primary Academy

3K Forgiveness Class

Welcome to Forgiveness Class



Mr Kirkman 

Mrs Fraser 

The Class Teacher is Mr Kirkman and the Teaching Assistant is Mrs Fraser. 


We wish you all a warm welcome back to St. Thomas', as we begin the new school year. We hope you have had a restful and enjoyable summer break with your families during these unusual times. We would like to welcome you all back and we are excited to begin our journey together, for this new academic year. I am very pleased that you are part of my first class at St. Thomas'.



We will begin the year with the exciting topic of 'We Will Rock You!' where we will be exploring what life was like in The Stone Age and Bronze Age. The children will become archaeologists and Historians through investigating artefacts and understanding how it has impacted our lives today. In Science, we will be delving into the world of rocks and soils. In order to support wellbeing in the transition back to school, our PSHE topic will look at Relationships, supporting children with their feelings and emotions and building strong relationships. 


Our RE focus this term is to learn about Hinduism and to understand the importance of their sacred stories. Now the children have made the leap to Key Stage Two and Year 3, we will also begin to explore the French language, beginning with counting, learning colour and words relating to them. In English, children will be learning to write to inform beginning with the text 'How To Wash a Woolly Mammoth'. Maths will provide children the opportunity to embed their knowledge from Year 2, as we will be investigating the place value of two and then three digit numbers. Our Class Novel is 'Stig of the Dump' which will support in understanding of the Stone Age area. 


Our PE lessons will take place on a Monday and Friday. Children will need inside and outside kit as they will be participating in Football and Fitness this term. 


Homework for English and Maths will be set weekly, including weekly spellings and times tables to learn that will be tested on Friday's. Children will also frequently learn to read and spell Year 3 common words. 

Our Class Novel



Stig of the Dump

By Clive King 


Barney is a solitary little boy who often wanders off by himself in the countryside. Exploring an old chalk pit, he finds himself in a cave where he meets a strange boy who wears a rabbit skin and speaks in grunts. His grandparents don't believe Barney when he tells them about his new cave boy friend - but nevertheless, the two enjoy plenty of fun together. 


This lovely story about the unlikely friendship between Barney and stone-age Stig has stood the test of time.

Books to support our learning this term: 



We look forward to working with our children and families throughout the academic year. 


As part of our quest to ensure children grow into respectful, tolerable and grounded individuals, we will be answering an overarching question each term. Please spend time talking to your child about this question and the possible answers and debates. 


Our overarching question: 'Who decides what is acceptable?'


To keep up to date with all of our achievements, follow us on Twitter: @MrKirkTeach