Hello! Welcome to Class 3.
Class 3 is taught by Miss Brown with Mrs Wood as teaching assistant. Mrs Booth teaches P.E, R.E and Music on Thursday afternoons.
Our first topic is World War 2. We have learnt all about the important events in WW2 and the children loved their visit to Eden Camp where we learnt all about life in the war. Here are some pictures from our trip.
In English, we have loved reading ‘Friend or Foe’ by Michael Morpurgo and our writing has been based around this story. The children have written letters from David telling his mum all about his new life in the countryside. We have had a debate about whether David and Tucky should help the German soldiers. Each side developed their argument and presented their thoughts. Afterwards, we had a secret ballot where the final vote agreed they should help the soldiers.
For the final part of Autumn term, our focus is now on using I.C.T to research Anderson shelters. We are using this information to help us write a diary entry from the perspective of a child living in WW2. We have been using our 5 senses to really help us imagine what life was like living in an Anderson shelter during WW2. We even had a taste of some SPAM – the children agreed they wouldn’t have liked eating it all the time!
For this term we have been looking at Animals including Humans. We had a very exciting visit from DEFRA and the children became ‘plant pest detectives’ for the day. We went on a bug hut around the wildlife area and then used a key to determine if the bugs were friendly or pests.
We have also been learning all about how our bodies work. The children loved our experiment on the digestive system (although some were a little squeamish!)
In Maths, we have worked hard learning all about place value of 3 and 4 digit numbers. We are now focusing on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, using concrete resources to help us work out the answer to problems.
SMIRFS – We will continue to work on SMIRF targets which can be found in the front of the yellow reading record. Try and practise mental maths recall with your child at home as this will help them progress through the planets.
We had a visit from Mr Skippy where the children learnt some amazing new skipping skills! We are very excited to continue practising these skills in P.E.
Wow! We have had another special visitor in, this time to teach us some dance moves. The children created their own dance routine based on different sports and performed their routine to music.
Here are Class 3 taking part in Race for Life. We loved dressing up and raising money for Cancer Research.
What a great day for Children in Need. We loved coming to school in our pyjamas. Well done to our Class 3 baker who won Huby Bake Off!
The children are currently very busy rehearsing for their up and coming Christmas Play, “Out of this World!” We don’t want to spoil the surprise so keep your eyes peeled for pictures once the show has finished!
Class 3 have been creating Blitz artwork using pastels. We think they look great!
Our next Art project was all about Propaganda posters. The children used the chromebooks to research different posters from WW2 and their meanings, before creating their own slogan and design. We used watercolours to create the final effect.
Our final D.T project for Autumn Term is designing and making our own Anderson shelters. Stage 1 involved making the base and using paper mache to make it strong. Here are some pictures from Stage 1.
Stage 2 was painting our shelters and embellishing them using various materials. Here are some pictures of the final product. We think they look great!
In Geography, children enjoyed looking at OS maps of local areas. We used our skills to map the quickest route to Eden Camp. Children then used their knowledge to create their own OS maps, using their mathematical skills to ensure the correct co-ordinates!