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Welcome to Castleton Class!

Please explore our class page to find out about all the topics we will be covering this half term.

Miss Cullen

Useful information:







PE today:  Please wear your PE kit to school.  We take our PE outside whenever possible, so please make sure your kit is appropriate for the weather conditions.


Please bring your reading books (Library trolley and Book Band Book) into school every day.


Spelling test today.

New spelling lists will go live every Friday.


Our learning this term:



We will be using ‘The Tin Forest by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson’ as our inspiration, together with our class novel ‘The Big Book of Blooms by Yuval Zommer’. In addition to this, we will be researching for a non-fiction piece using ‘Who was Queen Victoria? Written by Jim Gigliotti’.

In support of our science topic, we will be immersing ourselves in a range of exciting, botanical vocabulary.  We will use this to create our own impressive descriptions of the character and dreamy forest setting.

Following this, we will then focus on our history topic and, using our subject knowledge and research, create an informative report on Queen Victoria’s life and reign.



The Victorian Era (History)

•To know when the Victorian era took place.

•To know how the laws changed to protect children and the chronology of when this took place.

•To know what everyday life was like for the different classes in the Victorian period.


Plants (Science)

•To identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers.

•To explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant.

•To investigate the way in which water is transported with plants.

•To explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.


Maths Y3: 

Place Value

•Counting in 50s.

•Finding 1,10 or 100 more or less.

•Read, write, partition and compare numbers to 1,000.

•Round to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000.


Addition and Subtraction

•Applying number bonds with 10.

•Add and subtract whole numbers with more three digits

•Add and subtract 1s across 10 and 100.

•To use inverse operations.

•To estimate answers using understanding of addition and subtraction.


Maths Y4: 

Place Value

•Roman numerals.

•Number lines to 10,000.

•Read, write, partition and compare numbers to 10,000.

•Round to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000.


Addition and Subtraction

•Mental strategies.

•Add and subtract whole numbers with four digits.

•Add and subtract whole numbers with four digits and an exchange.

•To estimate answers using understanding of addition and subtraction.