Class 3 News
Class 3 studied ‘The Ancient Egyptians’ and ‘Islands’ as the topics for our Autumn term. The children focussed on what life would have been like during the Ancient Egyptian times and considered the impact of developing a writing system on the ancient civilisation. The children enjoyed an archaeological dig, during which they discovered some Egyptian pottery and attempted to decipher the coded hieroglyphs after recovering the artefacts.
The study of Islands, accompanied by Michel Morpurgo’s book ‘The Wreck of the Zanzibar’, caught the children’s imagination as they discovered the geographical features of Island life. With a focus on the Scilly Isles, the setting of the book, they made comparisons between life on the different islands and their own lives on mainland Britain. They learned the differences between human and physical geography and used this knowledge to ask well thought-out questions to a visitor, who came in to class to give a talk on surviving island life.
During Literacy, the children have developed their writing skills across many areas such as; story writing, journalistic writing, letter writing, poem writing and persuasive writing. In Maths they have learned to add, subtract, multiply and divide using formal written methods. The children have also explored geometry in varying contexts and how to recognise, find and write fractions.
The children have also enjoyed many other subjects that they are taught and have been able to celebrate their achievements across the curriculum as a class.
Our Class Routine:
PE is taught on Monday and Wednesday however, it is expected that PE kit is in school every day so as physical activities can be taught on other days if necessary. Homework tasks are set on Thursdays (Learning Logs, MyMaths and spellings) and are to be handed in the following Wednesday. Alongside this, it is required that the children read at home every weeknight.