This year, class 3 consists of years 3 and 4. Our class team is: Mr Carpenter (Teacher - Monday), Mrs Parker (Teacher - Tuesday to Friday), Mrs McCully and Mrs Brotton (Teaching Assistants) and Mrs Duffy and Mr Holliday (1:1 Teaching Assistants).
P.E. Days: Tuesday (Mrs McCully) and Wednesday (Mrs Taylor). Please ensure your child has the correct kit in school on these days (including 1 indoor pair and 1 outdoor pair of trainers) and all jewellery, especially earrings, is removed on these days.
Forest Schools: We are very lucky to have Mrs Taylor teaching us during our Forest Schools sessions every Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has a full change of 'old' clothes including a warm jumper, coat, hat and gloves. The children may also benefit from keeping a pair of wellies in school.
Autumn 1 (Brilliantly British)
we have started the new school year by learning all about what it means to be British. Our class text for this term is 'The Accidental Prime Minister' by Tom Mclaughlin. We have thoroughly enjoyed hearing the adventures Joe and Ajay have had in their new roles in politics.
Each child in the class wrote their own manifesto explaining why they should be elected as The Pupil Prime Minister, thinking about what is important to them (and including some radical and slightly silly ideas just like Joe and Ajay!). Some of the best lines from their writing were:
"Do you care about homeless people? I am trying to save people's lives by building houses and providing jobs for them." - Noah, Y3
"...I strongly believe that we all deserve to have cool bottoms in the summer. Do you ever get nervous about your bottom getting too hot? Well, that will stop because I believe by the year 2022 there will be bottom cooling seats everywhere!" - Henry, Y3.
"Do you want a time machine so you can go and see the dinosaurs? Well, if you vote for me there will be time machines everywhere, like shopping centres and museums." - Ella, Y4.
We also spent time thinking about life in Britain, discovering what the 7 continents of the world are, which countries make up Europe and a basic overview of what the EU is, using current affairs (In The News) to support our teaching and learning. we then thought about why someone might want to visit Britain and became 'the marketing team' for www.visitbritain.com. For this, we create our own promotional leaflets about major tourist attractions in Britain.
Autumn 2 (Magic!)
This term has been all about DRAGONS! We have an amazing adventure into the world of dragons, using clips from famous films such as The Hobbit, Harry Potter and How To Train Your Dragon to help us. We have been reading a recently published book called, 'The Land of Roar' by Jenny McLachlan to delve into terrific imagination of a child and to help us develop our own adventurous journeys through our own Land of Roar.
Each child has written an adventure story, using a new planning, writing, editing format as part of the Write Time project we are currently taking part in.
Some of the children have worked extremely hard to create their own dragon projects at home too. Look at this amazing Dragon made by Henrie (Y4). Well done!