Hello and welcome to Owls class!
My name is Miss Irving and I am the class teacher.
I use class dojo to keep you all updated with news and events as well as achievements and photos of what we have been learning in class so do keep an eye on the app.
In year 3 we always work with our 5Rs in mind:
Our topic in term 3 is How fair is your food? Where we will explore where our food comes from and look into fairtrade organisations.
In science we are learning about forces and magnets.
PE is netball and indoor athletics, so outdoor and indoor kits are needed in all week.
Reading: Every Owl should read their school book 5 times a week for 10 to 15 minutes to an adult.
Maths: Your Owl will have a times table login with 10 minutes practise a week set.
Spelling: Please continue to learn the Year 3 and 4 common exception words making sure you can use them correctly in your writing.
By working together, listening, and being compassionate, our classroom gets to be filled with engaged owls who grow in confidence throughout the year. I make sure that each Owl is given both challenge and support to make sure that the learning they do is the best it can be.
Learning, as you know, is something that is much bigger than a lesson or a classroom, so I am looking forward to working with all adults that support an Owl in my class, aiming to give them every opportunity to develop and grow.
As our week or 'Take one picture' draws to a close I thought I would share some of the work we have been getting up to as it is so much more than art alone.
Through art everyone had questions they wanted answering so we have found out about a little of the history of the time. What did people wear? What was their money like? What is a sea chest? Who travelled by boat? What were the names of some boats at the time?
There were science questions - Why are their storms? What makes waves? Why do storms stop?
We found out about the artist and some of his other paintings, comparing and exploring.
Our big focus was on a person from the picture. We created a character fact file using the painting, historical investigation, and of course our imaginations. From this we wrote diaries or letter extracts in character and created a sea chest for them, putting in items that are relevant to them.
Alongside this, we listened to a story by Toni Buzzeo called 'The sea Chest', sang sea shanties, and in our music lesson explored Benjamin Britten's composition 'Storm'.
I have linked a reading of the story and the BBC ten pieces work on 'Storm' if you would like to explore further.
Details about the curriculum we follow can be found on the following website page...