Welcome to Class 3!
We are a Year 3/4 class (Lower Key Stage Two), in a lovely big classroom, with our own outside area. Mrs Rose and Mrs Cowley are the class teachers, with help from our teaching assistants Mrs Faulkner, Mrs Howell and Miss Jarvis. We enjoy a range of topics in Class 3, from: Romans to Vikings, Africa to Iceland and Narnia to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Our immersive topics, combined with school visits and trips engage our children and bring their learning to life.
What have we been up to in Class 3 recently?
We have had a wonderful time with our Africa topics, studying aspects of the country's geography, its animals, culture and significant people such as Nelson Mandela. Our children particularly enjoyed learning the South African song, Shosholoza and the African drumming sessions too. The Michael Morpurgo book The Butterfly Lion gave us an insight into life in South Africa and raised discussion over many topics such as loneliness, bereavement, cultural differences and feelings. We have also been extremely lucky to welcome visitors this term, all of whom have a connection to Africa. As part of our English, the children have written their very own adventure stories, which they are rightly proud of. The books The Gift of the Sun and The Talking Cloth have also inspired our Art and Design & Technology, leading to some wonderful print making, batik and focaccia bread!
The school term fundraising project for Wateraid, fitted in nicely with our Africa studies and allowed the children the empathise with those living in conditions with unclean and a lack of supply of water.