Welcome to Class 3!
Our teacher is Mr Cartridge and our teaching assistant is Mrs Murphy. Please have a look at our termly newsletter, this can be found at the bottom of this page.
During the first half term, our theme is ‘There’s no place like home’. We have been looking at maps of the UK to identify some of the different cities and we have looked at maps of Edenfield to discover the features of our village. We are now starting to look at what Edenfield used to be like 50 years ago and we will be comparing it to the present day. We have also been thinking about our local area in our Computing topic all about images and videos. In our Computing lesson, we will be taking photographs of the different parts of our school before uploading them on to the computer. We will be using these pictures to create our own animation over the next few weeks.
In Science, we are learning about light and shadows. We have been thinking about different light sources and how light travels from them. We will be investigating different materials to understand if light can travel through any of them and how shadows are formed.
In English, we have been learning all about folk tales during the first few weeks of the half term. We have read lots of different folk tales such as ‘The tin forest’ and ‘The old lady who lived in a vinegar bottle’. We have been using the themes from the different stories to generate ideas for our own folk tales. We are looking forward to writing them now and creating some magical settings! Our next topic in English will be all about biographies and we are looking forward to learning about lots of new people.
Our Maths topics over the first few weeks have revolved around place value. We have been learning about how to partition numbers and thinking about the value of each digit. We have used this knowledge to help develop our mental calculation skills and we have been adding and subtracting numbers up to three digits long. We will now be moving on to our next topic of shape, in which we will be thinking about the different properties of shapes and how we can describe them.
In RE, we are learning all about Harvest. We are thinking about why Harvest is important to us and what happens during our services in Church. We will also be investigating how other countries celebrate Harvest and what this time means to them.
We have been learning French for the first time this year and we are really enjoying it so far! We have learnt the numbers up to ten and we are able to introduce ourselves. We have also started to learn the different colours in French.
Each Friday afternoon we will be learning the guitar in our Music lesson. We had our first lesson last week and we really enjoyed it!