Welcome to our class page!
Earwig 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 gymnastics on Tuesday afternoon and will need to arrive in their PE kits on Tuesday. 

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In Earwig Class this term, we will be learning: 

Subject Content
English In English, we will be focusing on non-fiction information texts with the aim to write our own information texts about a mythical creature. We will then be focusing on change stories, incorporating the use of generalisers, connectives, writer's voice, how setting effects the tone and descriptive writing. 
Maths This term, we will be focusing on addition and subtraction using the column method which incorporating exchanging. We will move onto problem solving with addition and subtraction towards the end of the term, and touch on multiplication. 
Geography In geography we will be learning about rivers and basins, including the water cycle. We will be exploring sources of water including some of the best known rivers of the world. 
History In history, we will continue to study the Ancient Greeks, this term looking at their philosophy. We will learn about the Ancient Greek Gods and Goddesses as well and studying famous philosophers such a Plato, Aristotle and Socrates.
Science In science, we will be learning about animals bodies including humans. We will be exploring the three diets of animals. We will also be discussing human diets and food groups. 
R.E In R.E, we will be exploring Humanists and comparing their beliefs to Christianity. 
Music In music, the children will begin to learn how to read music, through the playing of Glockenspiels. 
P.E The children will be continuing Gymnastics with Mrs Parker and will also be learning team building games with Mrs Godfrey. 
German The children will begin learning the basics of German, saying hello, goodbye and naming colours. 
Computing The children will be learning touch typing. 
Art The children will be exploring different textures, including tactile and visual textures. 


Spelling support: 

Below is a link to all the common exception word spellings from Year 1 to Year 4 for you to practise with your child at home. 

Common Exception Words spelling mat


Class book: The Iron Man by Ted Hughes


Please see our video below to give you a snapshot of how we teach reading:

Knowledge Organisers

At the Isle of Ely Primary School, we use knowledge organisers as a tool to enhance our students learning and to allow parents and carers to support their child's learning. In our knowledge organisers you will find essential knowledge, key dates, vocabulary and key figures where relevant. These can be used as a fun assessment tool which will ensure that students remember more and learn more in the upcoming unit of work.

Science knowledge organiser

History knowledge organiser

Geography knowledge organiser

RE knowledge organiser


Weekly Newsflash 20.11.20

This we have finished our Information texts about mythical creatures. The children worked really hard and wrote some fantastic examples of Information texts. In maths we have continued addition and subtraction, this time, focusing on 3 digit numbers with exchanging. In geography we learnt about one of our local rivers, the River Cam and its' features. In history we further explored philosophers, focusing particularly on stoicism. On Friday we had a fantastic author, Humza Arshad, visit that had all the children in stiches! We also had a virtual visit from Ash Dyer at Cambridge United football club discussing the importance of anti-bullying. 

Weekly Newsflash 13.11.20

This week we have been discussing generalisers, openers and innovating our new texts in English ready to write next week. If you want to find out more about their mythical creature, ask your child to retell their story over the weekend. This week we have continued to work on using column method for addition and subtraction using exchanging. In history, we discovered the three main Ancient Greek philosophers. In art we continued to learn about visual textures through studying Van Gough. In geography we learnt all about the features of rivers. We had a fantastic pyjama day and all children looked fabulous. Thank you for all your donations, have a lovely weekend. 

Weekly Newsflash 06.11.20

Welcome back! We hope you had a lovely half term. This week we have started our new topics by learning about The Water Cycle in geography,  introducing the topic of Humanism in RE and discovering the Greek God and Goddesses in history. In English we have been learning our new Talk for Writing text, Unicorns. The children have been exploring writing techniques, ,such as the use of generalisers. Next  week we will focus on writer's voice and conjunctions. In maths we have introduced the column method, with exchanging. 

Weekly Newsflash 23.10.20

This week, Earwigs have been exploring non-fiction texts in English,  focusing on non-chronological reports. We will be continuing this after half term. In maths we have learning how to add two-digit numbers to three-digit numbers when crossing the hundreds. The children have all worked really hard with this. In science, we have explored fossil types and how they have formed. In reading we finished our class text, Hansel and Gretel, and will be starting a new text, Mr Big by Ed Vere after half term. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the Earwigs for their incredible resilience and hard work this half term and hope everyone has a fantastic week off!

Weekly Newsflash 16.10.2020

This week in English, we have been writing stories. The children worked really hard at these and wrote some wonderful warning story. In maths, we have starting working on addition of three digit numbers including exchanging. We will be continuing this next week.  In science, we had investigated the permeability of different soils. On Thursday, we had a fantastic virtual visit from Marcia Williams the author of Three Cheers for Women. The children were brilliantly behaved and asked some lovely questions. 


Weekly Newsflash 09.10.20

This week in English, we have continued to explore our talk for writing topic, focusing particularly on personification, alliteration, similes and metaphors. The children worked really hard at these and wrote some wonderful examples. In maths we have continued our work on place value, focusing on counting in 50s and ordering numbers to 1000. In science we had investigated what minerals are found in food and how this relates to rocks. In history, we learnt about the mighty Spartans and their feud with Athens. Next week, we have our pop-up author visiting virtually via teams. 


Weekly Newsflash 02.10.20

We have had a fantastic week in Earwigs exploring more place value in maths - this week focusing  on Number lines to 1000 and counting on in 10s an 100s. In English, we have continued with our story, focusing particularly on the use of adjectives, alliteration and contractions to improve our writing. We have further delved into the life of the Ancient Greeks, focusing on Athens and the birthplace of democracy. In RE, we have continued to look at Christianity, focusing on the ten commandments. 

Weekly Newsflash 25.09.20

Earwigs have had a fantastic week returning to formal based learning after two weeks focusing on our recovery curriculum.  We have been learning our talk for writing text, I'll Take you to Mrs Cole, and focused on the use of adjectives and power of three. In Maths we have focused on Place Value and using base ten to represent numbers to one thousand. The children have worked incredibly hard on this and are making fantastic progress. We have also experimented with rocks and learnt about saints in Christianity. In history, we have begun our Ancient Greece topic and the children have been really enthusiastic.

Weekly Newsflash 18.09.2020

Earwig class have had yet another fantastic week and have done some fantastic story writing based on Oliver Jeffers' text 'Here we are'.  Miss Burnford and Mrs Godfrey have really enjoyed hearing their imaginative language and seeing their enthusiasm for their stories.  The children have continued work on our recovery curriculum thinking about how we work well with others, listening skills and what good talking skills are.  When reading ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers we have explored ideas of how diverse our planet is, who can help us if we are struggling and how we can treat other people and our planet. We have also discussed ways in which the planet thrived during lockdown, and how we can continue to look after our planet now. The children have really enjoyed exploring such ideas through the use of this fabulous book!



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