Clowne Infant & Nursery School

‘We take our children on a journey of discovery, giving them aspirations and engaging them in lifelong learning’


Class 3 Mrs Galley

                           Welcome to Class 3

Our new topic for term 3 is:

Where is China and what is it like there?

Our second topic this year was:

How Do We Know About The Great Fire Of London?

Parent information for this terms topic

Click on the link below to see some video clips about Samuel Pepys and to complete some activities to find out more about him.


If you want to find out some more information about Samuel Pepys, click on his picture below to follow a link to an encyclopedia page with lots of facts.




Click on the picture below to watch a video of Magic Grandad when he goes back in time to meet Samuel Pepys.

Class 3 PE day is Thursday.

Children can come to school in their PE kit on Thursdays. PE kit is a white t-shirt, black jogging bottoms and a pair of trainers. Children will also need their school jumper.

Our first topic this year was:

How Do We Keep Ourselves Alive and Kicking?

We have been finding out about the different stages in the human lifecycle and what happens at each of the stages. We have also looked at the lifecycle of a butterfly.

Find out more about lifecycles here


We have learnt all about an amazing woman called Mary Seacole. She lived nearly 200 years ago and helped soldiers in the Crimean War. She was a brave and determined woman who overcame prejudice to build her own hospital and help many soldiers.

We loved watching the video clips about her life.

   This is Mary Seacole.


Click on the link below to watch the videos of Mary Seacole's life.



This term we are looking at the South African style of music and we have been learning a song called Hands, Feet, Heart.

We are learning how to play the  glockenspiel and read some musical notes.

Playing the Glockenspiels

In RE we have been finding out about the Jewish festival of Sukkot. We learnt that Jewish people build a Sukkah at Sukkot which is like a tent. The Sukkah has 3 sides and a roof made from things collected from the ground like twigs, leaves and branches. We built our own little Sukkah and a big Sukkah in the classroom which we sat in with our friends.
At Sukkot Jewish people shake something called a Lulav. It is made from palm leaves, myrtle and willow. This is held with something called an Etrog which is like a lemon. They say prayers while they shake the Lulav and Etrog. At Sukkot Jewish people remember the time when God freed them from slavery in Egypt and they wandered for 40 years in the desert sleeping in tents whilst they looked for somewhere to settle and live. We had a go at waving a pretend Lulav and Etrog. We had to use a lemon because Mrs Galley couldn’t find an Etrog in the shops! 
On Friday afternoon, after we have finished all our work, we have Golden Time. We love Golden Time!