WELCOME TO CLASS 3
Our topic this term is called "Digging up the past". This topic will let us focus mostly on the History of the local areas around us. We will also be looking at the local Geography within our village, Hook.
Our school trip will take us to visit the DIG as well as the Jorvik Centre in York. We are looking forward to becoming archaeologists as we dig for rocks and crystals. Whilst having fun, we will be observing the rocks in their past environment. We will be discussing what they might have been used for, and why they were used. We will also discuss together how the rocks and crystals we find might have changed over time.
We have made the most of the warm September weather, and have used the school environment to put together various art pieces, as well as our own descriptive writing piece. Miss Farthing did give us extra exciting activities to help us develop our archaeological skills. We then worked together to turn this experience into some fantastic writing.
In our Maths, we used the Scarecrow theme to use 3D shapes to design our own scarecrow. We then looked further into shapes and also started to use our reflective skills to complete a stained glass window. We have also been practicing our word problem skills, and have used the idea of footsteps to help us become detectives.
More recently in Class 3, we have become experienced archaeologists. We thoroughly enjoyed our class trip to the Jorvik Dig and Jorvik centre. We enjoyed looking at the different periods in the past, and comparing their lifestyle with ours. Why don’t you have a look at some of our work?
We even used our historical knowledge to create our own Viking song! Have a look through our photos to find the song. What does it teach you about the Vikings? You could even look really closely at our “Learn about the Vikings” display, there are snippets from the song on there, can you find them?
We have also really enjoyed learning about how fossils are made, and have used this to create our own fossils! What different animals or plants can you see in the fossil pictures?
But now, as the Christmas period sneaks up on us, we have started to move away from the study of the Vikings, and we are now beginning to look at the Victorians. We recently looked at scenes from the Nativity and noticed that there was no Christmas tree, nor were there our typical Christmas decorations or even a Christmas dinner! We found out that these things didn’t become traditional at Christmas until they were introduced by Prince Albert in the Victorian times. We are still investigating the Victorians so we cannot wait to find out even more on them!
We have also been reflecting other important events in our history. Class 3 discussed the importance of Remembrance Day, and to show their gratitude for the lives they lead, they have written their own individual prayers, thanking God and remembering the soldiers who protected us.
We have also been practicing our poetic skills and are continuing to write various poems, based on various topics. For instance, we used super verbs like “boom” and “bang” in our firework poems, and more recently we have been thinking of kind words, as we investigate and create our own “positive friendship poems”.