Fox Hill, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S44 6TH

01246 823324

Scarcliffe Primary School

Strive to Shine

Class 3

Class 3's teacher are Mrs Brocklesby and Mrs Sellars with Miss Mathison and Miss Morley as teaching assistants. Our class and school motto is to "Strive to Shine".

This class page is designed to give readers a brief overview of what we are covering in class.  We share more detailed information about what we get up to using the Class Dojo app.  Parents can request login details via their child's class teacher.  

Useful Websites: - For practising your number bonds and times tables. - For your learning of phonics and spelling. - For your homework and other learning opportunities. - For your times tables! - Sign in to complete homework and play against people around the world!

Autumn 2 - 2018

Our topic for Autumn 2 is 'Inventors and Inventions.'  We launched the topic by creating our own inventions by junk modelling.  The models had to have a real life function.  We also had fun trying to design brand new inventions to make looking after a kitten easier - some of the kitty litter inventions could make millions of pounds!!

Later in the term we will be looking at some of the greatest inventors and inventions of all time and we will also get the chance to pitch some of our own ideas in a Scarcliffe version of Dragon's Den.  Why not have a go at our poll at the bottom of this section to let us know what you think is the greatest invention from the list.

In English this term we are learning about different types of poetry.  We will be learning about Kennings, Haikus, Cinquains and may other types of poetry.  Not only will we be writing poetry, but we will all get the chance to perform poems too.  Our focus will then move on to Non fiction writing.  We will be writing persuasive adverts and explanations linked to our own inventions.  

In Maths our focus is on mastering addition and subtraction.  We will be working on becoming more fluent in this area and will also be solving problems and reasoning about these operations.  We will move on to multiplication and division later in the term.  Any online practise on TT Rockstars or Mathletics will help you become more fluent in maths!

Our class will also have a big focus on Christmas this term.  We are looking forward to performing the play at The Bolsover School, our pantomime at Mansfield, the craft afternoons in school and the Christmas party!  

What a busy half term we have ahead of us!!

Greatest Invention!

Autumn 1 - 2018

This term's topic is "Sweets and Treats." We plan to get the children really excited about this Chocolate related topic by taking them to Cadbury's World and comparing this to the fictional Chocolate factory owned by Willy Wonka.  As well as learning about how Chocolate is made, we will also use this as an opportunity to learn about the importance of healthy and balanced diets.  We will be learning:


  • How to write exciting character and setting descriptions based on our own version of the Chocolate factory.  
  • To produce persuasive adverts about chocolate bars. 


  • About the importance of Place Value in numbers and what each digit represents.
  • How to read and write large numbers. 
  • Revise calculation methods previously learned and how to become more efficient in these. 
  • Rapid recall of multiplication facts from all times tables. 


  • The origins of chocolate.
  • The science behind cooking with chocolate.
  • How chocolate is made.
  • Where chocolate and other sweet treats are produced in the UK.
  • What fair trade is.
  • How sugar and other ingredients effect our bodies and how to lead a healthy lifestyle. 

Topics this year:


Autumn 1 - Sweets and Treats

Autumn 2 - Inventors and Inventions

Spring 1 - Romans

Spring 2 - Rainforests

Summer 1 - Children at War

Summer 2 - Mountains and Volcanoes


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