Introducing topic work is a great way to inspire and motivate the children to be inquisitive in class. Over the year Class 3LW will take part in a number of exciting topics which incorporate learning both in and out of the classroom. The children will begin the year with the topic 'The Enchanted Woodland'. After a mysterious visit from Mr Fox, whose home the Enchanted Woodland has been destroyed, the class have been tasked with finding out all about life in the woods through various sources and creating a new home with their knowledge. The class will visit a local wood, grow their own beans and investigate the conditions needed for growth, as well as explore how animals adapt to life in different habitats around the world.
In year 3 we carry out a number of debates on both topical and more abstract statements. The children are encouraged to think about the ways in which people may make assumptions and may have thoughts that differ to their own. We will also be learning how language can be effective in posters, speeches and debates and how it can be used to convey an important message or meaning.
The children will begin a new approach to reading this year, through the Read Write Inc program 'Fresh Start', and through Accelerated Reader. The children are encouraged to read regularly both in school and at home. They are given opportunities to read stories to the class as well as recording their own stories in the BTV studio.
This year we will be talking about Internet Safety and watching videos endorsed by the CEOP in order for the children to understand the dangers and risks that could be posed from being on the internet.
All of the class are involved in recording TV programmes for our school BTV channel. They are able to film each other both in the class and in the studio and will begin to edit their videos this year using Pinnacle Studio.
Year 2 and 3 children are given the opportunity to swim at Middlemoor swimming pool every Wednesday. During these lessons, the children are led by trained lifeguards and swimming instructors to learn and develop key skills including basic lifesaving.
Year 3 and 4 have the exciting task of the school’s Harvest Festival, performed in front of parents and the rest of the school during the autumn term. They all work hard to learn a range of songs and this year are celebrating ‘Harvest around the World’, focusing on Harvest in each of our link school countries.