Centipede Class

Welcome to our class page!
Centipede are one of the Year 3 classes at the Isle of Ely Primary School. From this page you will be able to read about our curriculum and learning activities. Children have PE and Dance on a Wednesday so will need trainers and warm clothes.

Who works in our classroom?
Mrs Hibbert, Miss Tyrrell, Miss Housden (PE) and Mrs Parker (Dance).

What are we learning about?

Curriculum Information Autumn Term 1 – September 2017



This term our theme is ‘Heroes and Villains’. We will discuss big questions every two weeks on this theme. Our questions this half term are:
Was Oliver Cromwell a hero or villain?

How would you make the getaway car travel faster?

How can you make the strongest bridge for the superhero cars?


The children will be learning all about diary recounts, using the book ‘At the beach: postcards from Crabby Spit.’ We will then look at alternative versions of traditional tales. Finally we will be performing classic poetry. The children will continue to work on using punctuation in their sentences and concentrating on their spelling. We will also be focusing on and making sure we remember our long ladder letters and curly caterpillar letters in our handwriting.


This term we will start by partitioning and ordering numbers up to 1000. We will then recap different types of measurement such as length, weight and capacity. 2D and 3D shapes will be recapped and we will discover different orientations. We will finally work on our addition and subtraction skills learning different methods.


In Science this term the children will be learning all about magnets and friction. We will compare different surfaces, observe how magnets repel and attract each other and some materials, classify materials and make predictions.


This half term, we are finding out about Oliver Cromwell and Hereward the Wake. We will be doing a local history study finding out about their impact on our local area.


This term the children in Year Three are going to be exploring their running skills in order to apply them to cross country. The children will begin their session exploring running using a range of strides, focusing on their balance and posture, they will then move onto learning about the importance of pace and acceleration. Towards the end of term the children will take part in an inter-house competition, with some children gaining the chance to take part in a competition against other schools. Alongside the practical aspect of PE the children will be looking at the benefits of exercise and effects that it has on the body.


They will be consolidating the skills they learnt in Year 1 and 2 in Dance including rolling, jumping, balancing and travelling. They will learn new skills such as straddle and pike jump, front kicks and forward leap and rolls. They will learn how to mount and dismount a vault.We will also be working towards an in school Gymnastics competition at the end of the autumn term.  Children will prepare a short floor sequence and a bench sequence.  Children will be marked on a number of criteria to be discussed in class.  We are aiming to take 12 children to the Sports partnership competition in the new year.


In RE this half term, we are discussing the question: would celebrating Divali at home and in the community bring a feeling of belonging to a Hindu child? The children will be finding out about Divali and how it is celebrated.


This half term, we are going to be applying the children’s understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures. They will be investigating and analysing existing products and researching key events and individuals in design and technology that have helped shape the world. The children will also use a range of materials and equipment to create different products.


PSHE is covered in our Enabling Enterprise lessons. There are 8 challenge skills which we encourage children to adopt throughout their school life. These are:

  • Aiming high
  • Staying positive
  • Working in a team
  • Problem solving
  • Sharing ideas
  • Listening carefully
  • Using imagination
  • Leading

Our Enabling Enterprise project is think about turning

Home Learning

Children are encouraged to read with an adult at home every evening and to write in their reading records. They should also try to practice their Big Maths ‘Learn It’s’ which are on the Starz page. Over the weekend, have a look at our Starz page to see how you can support your child’s learning at home.


Starz homepage - https://isleofelyprimary.eschools.co.uk/login

Twitter - @CentipedeIOE