Teachers: Mrs Baker, Miss Cooper, Mrs Rowsell
Teaching Assistants: Ms Acland, Mrs Brand, Mrs Fox, Mrs Middlebrooke, Miss Gawen
News from 2014/15
Autumn Term - The children settled in well to Year 3. They continued to develop independence through simple tasks such as putting their own belongings away in the morning .
Our ‘Bright Sparks’ project, for the first half term, was based around inventors. The children had to research and present their own information page about a chosen inventor. This meant developing note taking skills and presentation.
Through our core learning skill, ‘learning with others’, the children worked together in groups to design, plan and make their own Robot. The Robot lit up using a parallel circuit, something we had learned about in Science.
There were many imaginative designs and we were really excited about the fantastic parental support that the children received on our Robot making morning.
In maths, the children worked on their sense of number and place value , looking at ‘counting’ on and back in 10’s and 100’s in particular.
Later this term, we enjoyed researching the Ancient Egyptians, Stone age ,Bronze age and Iron age eras as part of our project; ‘Who were the greatest builders in the world?’
The children were encouraged to follow their own lines of enquiry and present their findings in a variety of ways for our exhibition. The exhibition was a real success and a celebration of children’s hard work.
We visited Kent’s Cavern as a stimulus for our descriptive writing and to consolidate understanding of what life might have been like for stone-age people.
Spring Term - Welcome back and Happy New Year!
We have begun the Spring term with a short project about ‘The games that children play’.
The children learned many traditional games such as ‘Duck, Duck Goose’ and ‘What’s the time Mr Wolf?’ They have enjoyed hopscotch and have had fun in literacy creating their own skipping rhymes.
In Design and Technology we carried out our own market research about games that we already use and drew upon these ideas to plan and design our own board games with a partner.
The children were able to choose their own themes and style of game. We have seen some fabulous results, the children really enjoyed sharing their games with the children in Year 2.
We have now moved on to our new project ‘The mysterious Mayans’. This is a geography based project and we look forward to learning about the Mayan’s, food and farming, and the power of nature. Get ready for some big eruptions!