Boynton Primary School

From Little Acorns, Mighty Oaks Grow

Welcome to Class Three

Our teachers are Mrs Edwards and Mrs Rix and our teaching assistant and HLTA is Mrs Mortimer.

Class Information:

PE: This takes place on a Thursday afternoon. Please send your child into school with their PE kits and remove jewellery if they are unable to remove it themselves. 

Reading: Please remember to keep reading with your child every night. Even if they are able readers please ask them questions and discuss what they are reading. We would like children to read at least 5 times a week. Just a quick note in their reading record book, together with a parent/carer signature, will earn them rewards such as team points.

Maths Homework will be given out on a Thursday to be completed and returned by the following Monday. Please ensure your child completes all of their homework every week. 

Grammar Homework for Y6 is given out on a Monday and is to be completed and returned by Thursday.  Please ensure your child completes all of their homework every week. 

Spelling: Spellings are sent home on a Monday to be learnt for a test on Friday. 


Here is a timetable of a typical week in Class 3 - Summer Timetable 2024


Enjoy these photos from our wonderful trip to London in January 2024 

Our topic this term is...

Crime and Punishment

A warm welcome back to Class 3 after what we hope has been a relaxing and chocolate-filled Easter break.  A fascinating, gruesome and challenging topic awaits us as this term as we explore ‘Crime and Punishment’ in Britain through the ages.

As always, if you have any resources, artefacts or knowledge that you feel you could share with us regarding our topic - then please let us know.

Literacy this term will begin with the narrative poem 'The Highway Man' by Alfred Noyes as we look closely at the characters, plot and historical setting of the poem, focusing on unfamiliar language and word meanings.  We will aim to put ourselves into the shoes of our characters to reason and explain their behaviour and use drama strategies to explore their feelings.   We will look at the techniques writers use to create dramatic effect before using these methods ourselves to create our own narrative poem to perform with passion! 

We will also turn our hand to journalism as we brush up on our reporting techniques and write 'Hold the Front Page' articles about the crimes and punishments we have discovered, as we become roving reporters through time. 

Our preparation for 'SATs' in May continues, and as always, our emphasis will be grammar, spellings, punctuation and reading through daily practice, weekly guided reading sessions and booster lessons.

Numeracy will address the specified curriculum for Year 5 and 6 children incorporating the units of number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, measurements, geometry, statistics, algebra, ratio and proportion. All children will have maths intervention sessions and the Y6's will have booster sessions in preparation for their SATs.

History/Geography this term will travel through British history to discover how 'Crime and Punishment' has changed through the ages right up to the present date.  Beginning with the Romans, we will discover how the Roman justice system still influences law and order today, how the Anglo Saxons and Vikings dealt with criminals and the harsh and often barbaric punishments administered in the Tudor and medieval times. The early modern ages and the Victorians heralded the start of the police force and exportation of prisoners and as we reach present day the children will discuss the crimes and punishments of today's society and how they have been informed by history. Many opportunities here for research, map work and hands on learning through visits and excursions as we learn how crime and punishment today compares to that of the past.   

Art will take inspiration from the illustrations of Charles Keeping and his ghostly drawings of the Highwayman.  We will develop our skills in using different media and create both a charcoal drawing on white paper and a chalk drawing on black paper in line with our Highwayman narrative poems.  We will look at some of the many works of Keeping and in particular how he used rich shades and textures to create his pieces.  Keep your eye on our gallery wall to see our dramatic and contrasting art work take shape! 

Design and Technology this term will see our classroom turn into a work shop as we investigate cam mechanisms and discover how different shaped cams can alter the movement of the follower and how to create a sturdy structure using a variety of tools and techniques.  Our aim will be to design, make and evaluate a devise of torture – to match our crime and punishment topic - with its own moving cam mechanism. 

Science will continue with our unit of 'Space' and in particular the Sun, Earth and Moon and how we discovered they were all spherical. We will also research their sizes and distances from each other, how we have day and night, seasons, different time zones and how the planets and the moon moves across the sky.

Then we'll begin with the biology thread 'Evolution and Inheritance' and think about characteristics that are passed on from one generation to the next and how species have adapted to suit their environments. We will go on to discover the process of natural selection and how the understanding of evolution has developed over time thanks to scientists and palaeontologists. Many opportunities for practical skills, hands on research and investigations to help develop our understanding of the impact human behaviour has on the plant and animal kingdoms of the world. 

Music will see us continuing to develop our skills of the 5 strands of the 'Model Music Curriculum' which are: performing, listening, composing, the history of music and the inter-related dimensions or elements of music. This term will focus in particular on duration, pitch, structure and timbre as we explore both tuned and untuned percussion instruments in order to play and improvise chords and melodies.  We will also continue to incorporate other musical cultures into our curriculum through our music appreciation assemblies so our pupils learn to respect and value music from all over the world.

Religion and World Views will focus on the concept of 'Justice and Faith' from the perspective of Christian and Muslim beliefs and contemplate what it means to be fair and just.  We will discover if one person can make a difference to issues of social justice and global inequality and ponder the question of 'What would the world be like without forgiveness?' We will also debate who the peacemakers are in the world and nominate someone who is deserving of winning a peace prize. 

P.S.H.E over the course of the term will address issues around 'Staying Healthy and Safe' which focuses on the practical steps we can take in a range of different contexts to improve their mental wellbeing in the same way as their own physical health.  We will also discuss the facts about legal and illegal harmful substances and associated risks, including smoking, drinking and drug taking.

Our school themes this term are 'Confidence' and 'Independence' which will be incorporated into class discussions and provide children with an opportunity to discuss issues that are important to them. We will also reflect upon British Values and the 5 strands of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance.

At Boynton, we recognise the importance of promoting positive mental health and emotional wellbeing to our students and their families. We aim to create an open culture around the discussion of mental health and wellbeing and to empower our children be able to regulate their emotions. By implementing the Zones of Regulation curriculum we aim to teach our pupils to identify emotions in themselves and others and provide them with bank of strategies to help regulate their emotions and improve their wellbeing. 

P.E for Class 3 will see the children playing cricket as we focus on calling for runs with a partner, keeping wicket, attempting to bowl with a run up and correct ball grip, specific fielding positions and attacking fielding roles.  By focusing on strength and control - the children will learn to use the equipment safely, work cooperatively and move with pace and confidence.  We will also have our 'Sports Day’ to look forward to and ‘Healthy School’s Week’     

French this term will focus on ‘Let’s Go Shopping’ and will teach children key vocabulary and phrases connected to going shopping in French. By the end of this unit, we will have a better understanding of basic grammar rules, how to use the verb ‘faire’ (to do) and what a French shopping experience is like. We will develop our confidence when discussing the colour of clothes, clothing items and how much something costs in role play sessions.

ICT over the course of this term will be 'Coding' as the children learn key concepts such as algorithms, sequences and variables and learn how to code in order to create apps.  We will also look at 'Crumble' software in order to program our own 'Crumble-bots' around a landscape map. 

 We really appreciate your support by encouraging your child to read at least 5 times a week, to practice their spellings and to complete their homework and return it back to school on the hand in date.  Many thanks.


Our Space topic last term was described by the children as being 'amazing', 'fascinating' and 'exciting' and we produced some fantastic work which adorns our classroom, corridors and hall. We are very proud of the work that we completed last term: from discussion texts to creating our stunning watercolours. Well done Class 3.

Here are a few photos from last term...