Ms Owusu is the teacher in 3 Elgar and Mrs Barton is the teaching assistant.
Autumn Half Term 2
This half term, 3 Elgar has had a lot of fun learning!
One of the highlights has been the weekly trip to Forest School. The children have had the amazing opportunity to lead their own learning in the outdoors through exploration and discovery, which has provided them with meaningful experiences. Through these experiences, they have developed their problem solving skills, learnt resilience and resourcefulness, and developed their emotional intelligence and ability to work effectively as part of a team.
Science has focused on investigative learning to explore the topic of forces. The children have learnt about the effects of friction on different surfaces, whether a material is magnetic or non-magnetic, and explored magnetic poles by making their very own compasses!
In history, they have continued to learn about the Romans. They have learnt about Roman gods and goddesses and the roads that they built, many of which we still use today. They also created Roman shields – which was so much fun – and used them to better understand successful Roman battle formations. They have contextualised their learning in English lessons, applying their knowledge and understanding to write across a range of genres.
The focus of art this term has been painting. The children have developed their understanding of colour and explored ways of making and creating a range of colours from the primary and secondary range. They also had a lot of fun making wind chimes, which they will buy to raise money for charities that the school wishes to support. They have received lots of comments about how fabulous they all look!
Autumn Half Term 1
This term, Year 3 have been studying Charlotte's Web in their English lessons. They have explored the central themes of friendship, kindness and love, and the novel has proven to be a great springboard for class discussion. Most importantly, it has provided rich inspiration and opportunities for the children to write across a range of fictional genres.
They have thoroughly enjoyed their Science topic of Light and investigations have been a central driver of their learning. It has allowed them to deepen their knowledge and understanding of this topic area, whilst providing the opportunity for them to develop their critical thinking skills.
In History, they have been learning about the Roman Empire, which they will continue to cover next term. Learning has taken place both inside and outside of the classroom and has allowed them to understand the importance of this classical civilisation in the past as well as its impact on us today.
In art, they have been developing their drawing skills, with particular focus on the use of line. They have studied a range of artists, including Paul Klee and Hokusai, and used a range of techniques to create some fabulous pieces of art work.
It has been a busy term, but all the children have worked extremely hard and have made a fantastic start to the year. Well done 3 Elgar!