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Orford CEVA Primary School


CEVA Primary School

​Class 3 News ​​​​​​​​ ​

Thursday 21st October 2021  

Today we had lots of fun doing some gardening outside this afternoon!

We planted garlic, red onions, spring onions and broad beans ready for the Spring! We all enjoyed raking over the soil, weeding it and smoothing it over, before planting our seeds. 


 More photos of our hard work are in the photo gallery page of the website. We look forward to watching the fruit of our labours over the coming months!

Once again, we would like to wish you a very happy and safe half-term with your families. See you on November 1st!

Wednesday 20th October 2021

Thank you to you all for supporting our Macmillan Coffee / Open Morning, both with your donations and also by coming and seeing what we do. We had a number of visitors and there was a lovely atmosphere welcoming people to our fantastic school. We were especially proud of our pupils. They were confident and articulate whilst giving tours and were equally so, serving tea and cakes in the hall. Well done Class 3, you've impressed us hugely this week! 

In English this week, we began making Text Maps of the story "Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters'. This will help us to learn language patterns and some new vocabulary, so that when we come to write our own stories, we have lots of ideas modelling variety within sentence structure to draw on. 




In maths we have begun calculating using formal column methods and we have extended this to using our skills with estimation. In Geography, we have been drawing our Russia topic to a close considering what we have learned and we have been using scratch to create an archery game in Computing this week. In P.E., we continued our understanding of hockey, by considering defensive tactics and then playing a game for the first time. We considered how we could improve by using the full width of the pitch. 

Our Year 6 pupils have been busy undertaking activities that have been arranged by 'Crucial Crew'. Although we couldn't attend the event as we would normally, we watched video clips from a variety of agencies teaching life skills. Our pupils had lots of questions but gave many encouraging responses. 

Finally, we would like to wish our Year 4 pupils a wonderful time whilst on their residential to Bawdsey Manor. We know they'll have some brilliant activities to look forward to and we look forward to hearing all about their time away. 

We would like to wish you a very happy half-term break and look forward to welcoming your child back on Monday 1st November.    


Friday 8th October 2021 

Another busy and exciting week here in Class 3!

This week we especially enjoyed Thursday's National Poetry Day. We spent our English lesson ;listening to poets such as Michael Rosen, Benjamin Zephaniah and Kate Tempest, and then writing poems using metaphors with fantastic results! Some of us were even then able to share our poems in assembly on Friday.

I would also like to thank parents and carers for the support they have given to homework so far! The expectation is for children to read daily, and then complete weekly spelling and Maths homework. More details about this have gone home with your child's Spelling Homework book this weekend.

Next week we are looking forward to our School Open Day on Friday, as Year 6 will be giving tours of the school, while other members of the class will be helping out with cakes and teas in the hall! It would be great to see some as many members of the community as possible supporting the school.

- Miss Fleck

Thursday 23rd September 2021 

This week Years 5 and 6 from Class 3 have been lucky enough to experience the first school trip of the year to Snape Maltings! The theme of the trip of 'Wildlife on a Knife Edge!" We enjoyed exploring the landscape, discussing the natural surroundings and the living organisms we could find there. We collected examples of some of the different plants we found. We were then able to visit the art gallery, where we looked at different examples of lettering and text types. 

In the afternoon, we came back to school where we had a workshop (alongside the Year 4 children) looking at different lettering in more detail. We spent the afternoon creating some beautiful artwork with our own fonts and lettering. Our choices were inspired by nature and observations of the plants we had collected. 





Thursday 16th September 2021 

Here in Class 3 we have been enjoying another busy week! 

It has been a pleasure for me to get to know the children and see their wonderful hard work over the last two weeks. 

This week we have enjoyed exploring place value in Maths - looking at sequences of numbers and adding and subtracting using our place value knowledge. In English, we have continued working on our Russian travel guides, where we have planned and organised our ideas into different sections and have then started writing our first drafts! We look forward to publishing the children's final versions over the next week.

We have also continued learning about Living Things and Their Habitats in Science. Last week the children dissected flowers in order to see the different parts and learn about the roles they play in fertilisation. Below are some pictures of the children showing off their work:


On Wednesday, we are excited to go on our first school trip of the year to Snape Maltings. Please do remember to check Mrs Reeve's note below about appropriate clothing.

I look forward to meeting you all over the coming weeks.

Miss Fleck

Forest Schools

A reminder that Forest Schools starts again on Monday (20th September) for Class 3. Can you ensure your child has the usual 'forest schools clothing' in school please? We know they'll have a brilliant time enjoying this fantastic activity with Mrs Marriot once more. Kind regards, Mrs Reeve

Clothing for the visit to Snape Maltings

Just to let you know, we are asking the children to come in wearing their own clothes (including long trousers, suitable walking shoes / wellingtons and a waterproof coat) for the trip to Snape Maltings on Wednesday 22nd September. 

Maths Homework on Sumdog 16.09.21

Maths homework is now available on Sumdog. It will be due in on Wednesday 22nd September by the start of school, as it expires at lunchtime. Please ask your child to speak to me if they have any problems completing this. Have a good weekend. Kind regards, Mrs Reeve

Thursday 9th September 2021

Welcome back to school! It's been so lovely to welcome the children back this week, they have been motivated, excited and have worked so hard, especially since the weather has been so hot! We couldn't have asked for a better start, so please congratulate your child on their efforts! We are delighted to welcome Miss Fleck to our team in Class 3 alongside myself, Miss Davis and Mrs Robinson and I know the children have had a great start with her.

I thought I's start this post by showing you photographs of our newly painted classroom and brand new interactive whiteboard which the children will be benefiting from. 


 Our new reading area.....!       


The children have started going to whole school assemblies this week and Class 3 were excellent role models for the younger children experiencing whole school assemblies for the first time. Our Year 6's were also keen to discover that they had been given monitor roles again for saying Prayers and supporting teaching staff with technology. In addition, the return of the benches was very much welcomed! We have begun to learn about our new school value of Justice and have begun to discuss what this means. Back in the classroom, we've had a busy start to our topic on Russia and we have begun to use the chromebooks to research facts about this country. We will be creating non-chronological reports using the information that we have found out. The children have also been really motivated in our maths lessons this week. We have begun to read, write order and compare numbers and they have worked with focus. It's been lovely to be able to sing again, following the relaxation of the COVID restrictions and we have been working on our responses to the song 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams within our music sessions. Our P.E. session on Tuesday was extremely hot; however, the children did so well learning about passing and dribbling in hockey. 

Please look out for more information in the coming days, regarding our topic overview, our welcome letter. 

We look forward to seeing you on the playground. 

Mrs Reeve

Thursday 8th July 2021

Wow, Class 3 has been busy...! Over the last couple of weeks, we've:

  • Welcomed Staff from Thomas Mills High School, on Tuesday 29th June for a fantastic morning of Science and Drama (photos now available to view in the gallery section of the website)
  • Performed Sherlock and Cinders (which I hope you've now had the opportunity to watch with your child - again, if there are any problems viewing this file, please let me know!) We hope to upload photos next week! Thank you for your support with this event. It was a challenging experience with all the technology (!) but we hope you enjoyed / enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed performing it for you.  
  • Had a campfire evening on Thursday 1st July. We had so much fun playing in the forest schools area, eating hot dogs, playing games with swimming woggles and paper plates - (ask the children about this one - Miss Davis' idea for this game was a real hit! :.) singing songs and toasting marshmallows.   
  • Visited Farlingaye High School (Our Year 6 pupils who will move up to Farlingaye in September have visited there)
  • Had a move-up morning with our new Class for the 2021 - 22 academic Year.
  • Been rehearsing for our performance of 'The Marsh Demons of Iken' collaborating with the Theatre Group 'Rust and Stardust'. (We look forward to performing for you tomorrow!   

We're gradually sifting our way through lots of pictures and will be sharing them with you as soon as possible on the website, so you can see all of these fantastic events. 

Coming up next week......

We have the Race for Life on Tuesday afternoon (please try to support this fantastic event by attracting lots of sponsorship!) All the details for this event have been sent to you by Miss Cannon, but don't forget your child's pink clothing! We have a sports Carousel on Wednesday and the Year 6 leavers service on Friday.

We will also be saying Goodbye to Mrs Reilly on Friday, who's been a fantastic member of the Class 3 team. I'm sure you will join me in wishing her well. We will miss you Mrs Reilly! 

Finally, we will be saying goodbye to our fabulous Year 6 pupils - we wish you well, and we know you all have a fabulous future ahead of you! Good luck Year 6! 

Stop Press.... Sherlock and Cinders information...! 

Dear Parents, I could not share this file on Tapestry as it was too large. However, I have shared it with your children on their Google Drive. They will need to log in using the same account they used in lock down for their learning and should be able to download and view from there. As before, please do not share this file, for reasons of security. I am certain you will love reliving this wonderful performance with your child. If you experience any difficulties with this, please contact the school office. Many thanks, Mrs Reeve. 

Thursday 6th May 2021

We hope you had a great bank holiday weekend and that you were able to get out and about and enjoy a little more freedom following the easing of some restrictions! :.) 

On Tuesday, we continued working on our features of mystery stories, by learning a story in groups, using actions; then teaching this to the rest of the class. This will help us to embed exciting language and sentence structures within our own writing, by mirroring some of the techniques we have memorised.  In Maths, we have been looking at comparing and ordering fractions, and later in the week, we will be encountering some problem-solving and reasoning questions focussing on this objective. 

On Wednesday, we welcomed Mrs Reilly to our team, who I am sure, will be a great asset. She will be teaching reading skills on Thursday and doing a Spelling session on Friday. The children will be learning a spelling rule and applying this. They will also sit the spelling test based on the words they were given last Friday. 

In history, we looked at the similarities and differences between Prehistoric medicine and Ancient Egyptian medicine and considered this in light of some medical techniques we use today. The children will also continue to follow the established timetable of Maths and PE on Wednesday afternoons, Science and French on Thursday afternoons and Art and PE on Friday afternoons. 

A reminder that SUMDog is now online and available to access until Monday morning at 8am, when next week's SUMDog appears online. 

Enjoy the upcoming weekend! 

Best wishes, 

Mrs Reeve


29th April 2021 

Class 3 have had another busy week this week! We have been consolidating our understanding of features of mystery stories. We looked at relative clauses and relative pronouns and considered how we could use embedded clauses including these, within sentences that we wrote; so that we will be able to use these within our stories when we come to write them. In maths, we have been looking at how we can convert different units of measure to enable us to solve problems. We looked at converting km, to m, g to kg and minutes to seconds amongst other conversions. Tomorrow, we will be making a board game in maths demonstrating all the new facts that we have learned and challenging our peers to solve the problems we invent! In history, we looked at the difference between primary and secondary sources of evidence, within our new topic 'Medicine Through Time.' We investigated digital systems in computing and considered the inputs, processes and outputs of various systems including traffic lights with sensors. In science, we looked at recognising diagrams used in electrical circuits and drew simple circuits using these. We've also enjoyed another great session in Forest Schools with Mrs Marriot this week.  

Homework: Don't forget to practice your spellings for the test tomorrow. The next set of spellings will be given to your child on Tuesday. Sumdog is online and well done to those of you who've already completed this. The next set will go live at 8am on Monday 3rd May. 

Have a really great bank holiday weekend and see you back at school on Tuesday. 

Best wishes, 

Mrs Reeve

Forest Schools

I am excited to let you know that Forest schools will begin on Monday 19th April (tomorrow) with Mrs Marriot. Please could you ensure that your child has the usual appropriate clothing in for this session and every Monday until the half term break. 

Maths homework for week beginning 12th April 2021

A reminder that Maths homework is now online and due in on Monday 19th April. 12

Week beginning 22nd March 2021

This week, Class 3 have been working on completing their chat shows in English, which we will be filming towards the end of the week. We have been doing a few assessments in maths to gauge where the children are at, so that we can plan effectively for the Summer term and support the children in the best possible way. We have also continued with more work on percentages.

During the afternoons on Monday and Tuesday, we split into groups to investigate different biomes. The children are in the process of producing a series of Google Slides, so that they present their new knowledge to their peers about the biome they focussed on.   They have also been doing some Easter artwork. 

We would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter! 

With very best wishes, 

Mrs Reeve

Week beginning 15th March 2021

Class 3 have been working hard this week and are now used to working together back at school. We have been continuing our work on percentages and have been working on understanding that percent relates to 'number of parts per hundred' - linking this concept with decimals and fractions. We have  completed some problem solving and reasoning questions based on this. In English, we have been writing and structuring a series of questions to ask the character 'Lucky' from the novel 'Phoenix' by S.F. Said in the role of a chat show host. We will be continuing our chat show script throughout the week. In the afternoons, we have been completing some art work to use within our display on our topic Kenya.   

Bikeability during the week beginning 12th April

This is a quick reminder for any parents who are yet to return the Bikeability consent. We'd appreciate the return of all responses by Friday 19th March, to enable us to make all the necessary arrangements before the Easter holidays. Many thanks to those of you who have already responded to the letter and given your consent so quickly - it's much appreciated. 

Maths Homework for the weeks beginning the 15th and 22nd March. 

A reminder, this week's maths homework is now online and due in on Monday 22nd March. 

Next week's maths homework will go live on Sumdog on Monday 22nd March and will be due in on Monday 29th March. 

Homework for the remainder of the Spring and the Summer Term 

Homework will start during the week beginning Monday 15th March.

Sumdog will be online from Monday afternoon and is due in on Monday 22nd March. 

Spelling homework will be set by Mrs Martin. 

Please continue to read your own reading books at home. 

Week beginning 8th March - the first week back!  (Including Science Fair 2021!) 

We've had a gentle start to the week with a combination of maths and English as usual but also combined with some activities to support children with their return to school. We have also welcomed Mrs Martin to our team. We know she'll be a great asset to Orford School and we all look forward to working together. 

We made paper chains, and on each link, we wrote about all of the qualities that we have and reasons that we are proud of ourselves. 

On Monday and Tuesday, we began our unit on TV Chat shows for English, looking at a fictional chat show interviewing Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Together we identified the key features of TV Chat shows, so that we will be able to write a script for, then perform and record our version of a chat show based on a character in a novel. In Maths we began by starting a unit of work based on percentages. On Monday afternoon, in Art, we drew animal prints to create a background for the display board outside our Classroom based on our Kenya topic. We also went to the library to look at the new features that Miss Davis has worked on during the lockdown, to enable the children to find books more easily. The library looks really inviting now, thank you Miss Davis!     

On Tuesday, during the afternoon, the children of Class 3 participated in our brilliant Science Fair. Thank you to all of you who have supported your children, and thank you to the children themselves for creating, yet again, some fabulous investigations this year and for posting the videos online. Miss Cannon has created a video for you to enjoy, showing many of the superb investigations. Click here to view:

 . Class 3 set up their investigations and we held a whole school Google Meet, so that they could explain the science behind their investigations and share their brilliant displays. 



Miss Cannon and I had the incredibly difficult task of choosing runners up and a winner, but after much discussion.... well done to:


Archie, our Science Fair Winner 2021                      and L-R, Rebecca, Ollie, Theo, Willa and Ella F, our runners up. 


But a huge well done to all of Class 3! 

After our science fair, we went into the garden and enjoyed chatting and experiencing being back at school, while helping to prepare the flower beds for the vegetables to be planted. 

 Chitting potatoes....


Class 3, it's been so lovely to see you all back and you've all been brilliant this week. See you on Monday, 


Mrs Reeve :.)

School Reopening - Monday 8th March 2021

Welcome back Class 3 - we're so looking forward to having you all back in school. A few things to be aware of :

  • Please see Mrs Butler's letter detailing new arrangements
  • Remember to bring in water bottles and a healthy snack for break times
  • There will be no forest schools for Class 3 before the Easter break
  • PE will continue to be on Wednesday and Friday. On these days, please can your child come in to school wearing their PE kit.
  • The curriculum areas taught will be largely the same as the Autumn Term timetable but we will update any changes in due course
  • Please can you be aware that if your child brings a book in to school, we kindly ask that the book will be left in school for your child to read throughout the week. This will prevent unnecessary items travelling to and from school on a daily basis. We therefore ask that your child will also have a book that they are reading simultaneously at home. 
  • Should you need to contact us, please revert back to the usual system of emailing the school admin account, rather than using staff email addresses. 
  • If you have concerns about any aspect of your child's return to school, please feel free contact us. 

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow! 

Best wishes, 

Mrs Reeve

Christmas Church Service 2020

This year, our Christmas church service was a little different, with friends and families joining us virtually, however, it didn't stop Class 3 from delivering a great performance.  Everybody in the class write a verse to contribute to our class poem, which we then read aloud to share for our performance.  We hope htat you enjoy reading it below.


Bring the Christmas Spirit

A shared write poem, by Class 3


Lucy: Bring the children so excited 

Bring the snow falling in the wind

School’s ready to close for the Christmas break

As Christmas is going to begin 


James: Bring the evergreen Christmas trees

With their pine smell

And their emerald branches 

Bring the ringing bells. 


Archie: Bring your multi-coloured glass bulbs,

Filled with hopes and dreams 

Glistening brightly for the future

Sending out magnificent beams


Jamie: Bring the twinkling tinsel

And the bulbs that are alight

It’s wonderful to see and 

It fills me with delight


Saskia: Bring the crackling fireplace 

Glowing in the moonlight

Glowing as bright as morning sunshine

Its new dawn fills me with delight


Ella F: Bring the comforting warm flames,

Like soft soot and wood in the fire,

Bring the crunchy crackle,

Bring Christmas spirit running higher!


Anna : Bring the  presents wrapped under the tree

Like a nut waiting to be seen

Watching the golden wrapping,

Covering a little girl’s dream


Dylan: Bring children unwrapping presents,

Bring the happy faces

Bring the gift boxes of joy

Bring the toys In many places


Jodie: Bring the decorations

Bring the radiant red elf

I see it moving whilst

Sitting on a vibrant Christmas shelf


All: Bring the juicy turkey,

roast potatoes, pigs in a blankets

Bring the brussels, bring the parsnips

Bring the delicious Christmas banquet


Willa: Bring the pudding fresh out of the oven

To be a nice warm treat

Something to enjoy at the end of the day

The smell brings joy to everyone you meet


Rebecca: Bring the snow falling from the sky

Sparkling snowflakes falling to the ground

Dancing from up high

Shining like a million diamonds in a mound


Ella W: Bring glistening and shimmering snowflakes

As silent as an owl’s swooping sound

Dancing gracefully in the cold winter air

Falls with a gentle crunch to the ground


Jazmine: Bring the sparkling, smooth glass baubles, 

Christmas is over fast

Let the people come together

And let them remember memories from the past


Ollie: Bring the relaxing, reassuring hug

The warm comforting fire

The crispy, crackling sounds, 

Orange and flickering, the warmth that I desire


Theo: Bring the Christmas Spirit,

Bring the holy Christmas star

Bring Jesus Christ our saviour

Ring the bells of heaven, rejoicing from afar


Cecily: Bring families giving altogether

Bring all the love and joy

Singing carols merrily across the town

While Father Christmas has your toy


All: After the year of 2020

Bring us Christmas spirit aplenty


Merry Christmas! 


Decorating the School Christmas Trees

Class Three have spent some of this afternoon decorating either the hall Christmas tree or the tree in the entrance foyer - both look wonderful. Thanks to the children, Miss Davis and Mrs Gridley for their help with this!

Christmas Decoration Afternoon - 30th November 2020

This afternoon, the children of Class 3 created some fabulous Christmas decorations for hoops to hang in the hall. We hope you enjoy some of the photos of their afternoon! 


The finished result.......


Remembrance Day Service - 11th November 2020

Class 3 participated in a short Remembrance Day service, led by Rev. Giles. A two minute silence was held at 11am, to commemorate the significance of this day in history. 

Forest Schools

Just to remind you that Forest Schools will start again on the first Monday after half term ( Monday 2nd November 2020) . The sessions will be run by Mrs Marriot as before and the children will need warm, waterproof clothing and wellies as usual. We know they'll have an amazing time! 

Maths Homework 01.10.2020

Maths homework is now online on SumDog. It is due in on Wednesday 7th October 2020. Enjoy the game! Mrs Reeve

Important Information for Parents of Year 6 Children. 

Just to remind you that the deadline for applications for Secondary School places is on 31st October 2020. Please do check the websites of the schools that you are interested in applying for  - some schools are offering a virtual open evening / videos this year.  Kind regards, Mrs Reeve and Mrs Ward.  

Please be aware that with regards to school catchment, here we are Farlingaye high school.

However, with regards to free transport to school, as a rough guide: Children living in Orford, Iken and Sudbourne fall under the Saxmundham Free School free bus transport. Children living half way through Chillesford and Butley fall under the Farlingaye High School free bus transport.  Please see this link for further details. 

Important information for Wednesday 30th September 2020!

Just to let you know that we have changed our arrangements for P.E. kit for the foreseeable future. Now that we have altered the time of our P.E. slot, we have decided that it will be much easier for the children to be able to come to school WEARING their P.E. kit.  These arrangements will begin tomorrow. A reminder that our P.E. days fall on Wednesdays and Fridays. Kind regards, Mrs Reeve and Mrs Ward. 

Welcome back to school 

Welcome back to Class 3 . We look forward to another exciting year.