Hello and Welcome to Class 3
Class 3 is made up of Year 2 and Year 3 pupils.
Our Class Teachers are:
Welcome to the Spring Term at Burnhope Primary School.
Our new History Learning Challenge question, which we will explore during the first half term, is ‘How did the Victorian period help to shape Burnhope?’ We will be looking at why it was called the Victorian period, focusing on the difference between our school and a Victorian school and looking at the difference between their homes and our own. Following this we will be taking part in a joint project with the Friends of Burnhope War Memorial, and the children will be learning about life during the First World War for the people from Burnhope.
Following half term, our Geography Learning Challenge question will be; ‘What makes the Earth angry?’ We will be looking at volcanos, tsunamis and earthquakes, studying why they erupt and where in the world they happen.
During the first half term our Science Learning Challenge is: ‘Why are we so attractive?’ We will be learning about magnets and will be exploring what makes a material magnetic, and looking at friction. Our second half term Science Learning Challenge is, ‘What do rocks tell us about the way the Earth is formed?’ Scientific and mathematical skills will be developed through a range of activities when exploring the topic.
We will use ICT to research information for our topic and learning about how to stay safe when using the internet.
The children will be learning about multiplication, division, money and statistics in a variety of different ways. We will be working on fluency as well as reasoning and problem solving.
During this term we will be working on our reading skills using our Read, Write Inc. programme. We will be reading ‘Stuck’ by Oliver Jeffers and writing our own versions of the story. We will also be looking at ‘The Sheep Pig’ by Dick King-Smith. Following half term, we will be reading ‘One Boy’s Wish’ by Lyn Huggins- Cooper and Ian Benfold Haywood, a true story based on a boy from Burnhope who went off to fight in France during the First World War. This will be linked closely with a local history project we are
participating in, working alongside the Durham Light Infantry Museum and the Durham Records office.
Our PHSE topic is ‘Going for Goals!’ and will include thinking about things we are good at, and things we can improve on.
In RE lessons we will begin by looking at Hinduism . Following half term we will be looking at the significance of Palm Sunday and why it is an important day in the Christian calendar.
In D&T we will be designing and making a game that uses magnets to make it work, as well as designing, building and erupting a volcano!
As part of our Art lessons we will be mixing paints and making prints using primary and secondary colours.
In PE we will be doing a variety of different sports with our coach Anthony. Our P.E. lessons will be on Mondays.
In Music we will be practising sing with Mrs Curry each Wednesday, and Year 3 are also learning to play the Ukulele with Mrs Hill!
In languages, we will be learning Spanish; this is delivered by Lingotot. Our Topic this term is ‘Tapas’.
SAVE THE DATE
On Monday 19th March 1:00 – 2:00 we would like to invite families of children in Class 3 to a special Tapas Tasting afternoon. This will be an opportunity for you to find out more about the terrific work the children have been doing in Spanish lessons and to try a taste of Spain in the form of Tapas!
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