Curie Class!

Welcome to the wonderful world of Curie Class!  The class is one of three Year 3 classes at The Discovery School and is led by Mr Hipkiss and ably assisted by the wonderful Mrs Corby.  The classroom is in the right hand corner of the playground as you face the main school building.  If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to email Mr Hipkiss on or make an appointment to discuss any concerns after school.

Useful Information

Click on the links below to access online copies of classroom documents:

Curie timetable 2016 2017.pdf
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Curie's Things to Remember Timetable 201
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Murder at The Discovery School

Curie class were called to the scene of a murder this week!  Once they got there they discovered that a plant had been cruelly cut down in the prime of its life!  This led to a great discussion on whether a murder had taken place and how they could tell.  In the end, the children decided that a plant had all the characteristics needed to be classified as being alive and so they felt that a murder had taken place.  Hopefully, they will not be called upon again for any other murders!


The children have been learning all about magnetic forces this week.  They have learnt about how magnets can attract and repel each other, depending on the magnetic poles that are facing each other.  They all had a lot of fun learning about magnetic forces and below you can see them acting out whether poles of a magnet will attract or repel as well as conducting experiments to see how strong magnetic fields can be.

Samphire Hoe

In term 1, the children in Year 3 went on an incredible adventure to Samphire Hoe.  They learnt all sorts of amazing facts about the coastline and how the area was created using the earth that was dug out in the creation of the Channel Tunnel.  They also learnt about the erosion of the cliffs, the habitats of sea creatures and got to view nesting places using binoculars.  A wonderful, yet tiring, day was had by children and staff alike!  Check out some pictures of the day below.

Who was Marie Curie?

Like all classes in The Discovery School, our class was named after a famous scientist or inventor.  In our case, the class is named after Marie Curie, who was a Polish-born physicist and chemist and one of the most famous scientists of her time. Together with her husband Pierre, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1903 and she went on to win another in 1911. To find out more, click on this link or the picture below.