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Email:  headteacher@prioryfields.kent.sch.uk Telephone: 01304 211543 Fax: 01304 211545 Contact Us Astor Avenue Dover Kent CT17 0FS - Welcome to Courtesy Class Page - - Term 1 - Jump to… Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Our teacher is Mrs Kearl and our TAs are: Mrs Cook & Miss Covatti.

Topic - Our topic this term is all about rocks and fossils. We went on the mini bus to Folkestone Warren to hunt for fossils. Mr Godfrey is a fossil expert and he came with us to show us what to look for. We had a successful day and found lots of interesting things to take back to school.

Maths - Maths this term is focused on place value and shapes. We have been using practical activities to reinforce our understanding of place value, using numbers up to 1000! We have also been looking at the properties of 2D shapes, and making symmetrical patterns - maths can be lots of fun!

Star Author - Our Star Author this month is the fabulous Roald Dahl. We are currently reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, but he wrote many, many books. We will be reading others, including his poems, and finding out about this wonderful author loved by millions.

English - In English we are reading the book Stone Girl Bone Girl - the true story of a young girl called Mary Anning who went on to be one of the greatest fossil hunters ever!

School Council Elections - We held an election in Courtesy class to find our representative for the school council. It was a closely run race with three superb candidates.

In year 3 we are learning to play the ukulele! We are lucky to have a musician like Mr Cook come into school and teach us these brilliant skills. We’re hoping to be able to play together in front of the school, so lots of practice ahead!

Courtesy class have been making 3D shapes with different building materials. Here we are making them with Frameworks. We made shapes like this cube, cuboid and triangular prism. We learned to name the parts of 3D shapes - the face, the edge and the vertices. There are so many 3D shapes - sphere, cube, cuboid, prisms, pyramids and more!

- Term 2 -

English - Our fiction book this term is Stone Age Boy. It tells the story of a boy who was walking through the woods, when he tripped and fell down, down, down… into the Stone Age! Or was it all a dream? We just don’t know…

Term 2’s topic is Stone Age to Iron Age

We have started to find out about how everyday life was long, long ago. Homes, clothes, food, activities were all very different to now. Imagine a world with no shops, no electricity, no plastic and no fabrics. It’s hard to think about!

Our Star Reader for Term 2 is Dick King-Smith.

He wrote so many books – I wonder if you can find out just how many?

He worked as a farmer when he was young. This gave him a love of animals, and he went on to write many animal stories for children. We are reading The Hodgeheg at the moment.

One of his most famous stories is The Sheep Pig, which was made into a film and renamed Babe… maybe you’ve seen it!

PE -  Mrs Parnell is leading gymnastics every Tuesday – please make sure the children remember their PE kits!

We are also doing reading comprehension and dictionary work in our English activities. It’s very busy in Year 3!

We imagined what it might be like to creep through a dark, scary cave. We did some drama using a black blanket to make a cave, and pretended we were in the Stone Age!