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Vulcan Class


Welcome to Vulcan Class.

Our teachers are Miss Smith and Mrs Davenport.

In Vulcan class, we are very lucky to have Miss Hamilton, Mrs Heffer and Mrs Eden as our teaching assistants, to help us with our learning.

Our School Councillor is Megan – congratulations on being voted in!

We have started collecting Dojo points as individuals to reward those who really try their hardest and always focus on their learning.

Why not take a look at what we have been learning about…?


Last half term we started our topic ‘Active Planet’, where we learnt a lot about how the Earth is structured, how an Earthquake is caused and why. To begin the topic, we experienced an Earthquake evacuation; which I am sure you have heard a lot about

  As our Topic area suggests, we are now turning our focus to volcanoes. Having learnt about the location of some of the world famous volcanoes and what it looks like inside. We are hoping to make and erupt our own volcanos! We will keep you posted!



In maths we are beginning to apply our new and stronger skills in the four calculations to real life problems including time, money and fractions.

Time is an important aspect of life. In year Three, we spend a lot of time practising how to read and write the time on analogue clocks including those with Roman Numerals and digital times including 24 hour clocks.

We can choose our level of challenge and we are learning about the importance of pushing ourselves and trying our hardest. Choosing our own work allows us to take charge in our own learning and development.



This year, we have been very excited about our English work.

Last half term, we wrote our very own myths after looking at and reading a range of well known ones. We also enjoyed looking at the language play in poems, meessing around with alliteration, onomatopoeia and even the letters in words in order to create our own word play poems.

This half term, we are developing our story writing skills, focussing on fairy tales and traditional tales to inspire us to write our own.


We have regular reading lessons where we are using the reading dogs to help us remember to use all of our reading skills which we are really enjoying! Ask us more about: Rex Retriever, Summarising Sheba and Inference Iggy!



Our modern foreign language is French. We love playing games, singing songs and learning new words. We have learnt about France as a country, how to introduce ourselves and greet people, numbers to 20 and days of the week.


Every week on a Friday we get homework to do for the following Thursday. It is important that children try their hardest at every piece given. If the work is tricky, we can ask our teacher for help or we can go to homework club on a Monday lunchtime.


It is always important for us to read at home to an adult. In class we have a Reading Star chart, every time we read at home and have our reading journal signed by an adult, we earn stickers.



PE and swimming.

We are currently swimming on Tuesday mornings, which we are really excited about, and our P.E. day is Thursday.  It is very useful if P.E. kits are brought into school on Monday morning and taken home on Friday afternoon.