Welcome 'Wise Owls' to Class 3JW!
Our class theme
The theme for our class this year is 'Wise Owls'. Our class mascot is Oscar the Barn Owl, whose wide, gold, sparkly eyes will be keeping an eye on your excellent attitude, behaviour and fantastic work that you produce throughout the year. Each week, I will choose a 'Star of the Week' based on the qualities that Oscar is looking for too. If you are Star of the Week, you will have the chance to take Oscar home and have a weekend of adventures!
Summer Term - 'River Deep, Mountain High'
This year is certainly flying by! Our Summer Term topic focus is Geography. We will be looking at rivers, including how they are made, where they start, the journey of a river, comparing rivers across the world, the water cycle, and much, much more! Our science will feed into this well, as we will be studying plants and growing our own flowering plant as well - can you guess which one it will be? Then, towards the second half of the term, we will be studying rocks, looking at different types of rocks, making comparisons and linking this into what can be found within or near a river.
Literacy will see a completely new novel study being introduced to you all, and the classroom has already been transformed. We will continue to develop our reading, writing and speaking and listening skills through studying this particular text (all will be revealed!) as we focus on different writing genres. I can't wait to share this all with you! We will be starting the term with some poetry, one which I know you will enjoy reading and then writing your own.
In Maths, we will continue to work hard on our understanding of the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) including problem solving, and 'master' our way to understanding these concepts in a much greater depth, as well as focusing on other areas such as fractions, shapes, measure (time!) and statistics.
Spring Term - 'On the Move'
This term, our topic focus switches to Science! As budding scientists, we will be 'On the Move', exploring our bodies' structure and comparing this to animals. A fundamental part of our body being healthy and active is having an understanding of nutrition (the food we eat), so we will also be researching this and linking it to our DT project which will be to design and make something nutritious and healthy.
Following our exciting immersive learning environment last term, our classroom has since had a slight redecoration and we will be focusing on a collection of books by a well-known children's author... All will be revealed, but I can assure you that you will ENJOY and really be IMMERSED in the learning and understanding of these particular stories' plot and characters.
Autumn Term - 'Stone Age to Roman Britain'
This term, we have a History focus where we will be moving from the Stone Age through to The Romans! To bring this learning to life, we have a very exciting trip planned to 'The Lunt' Roman Fort, where the children will dress up and become Roman soldiers for the day, performing the drills that soldiers would have once carried out. Please keep an eye out for photos of our trip!
Have a look at the Homework Challenge Grids in the folder below for some fantastic opportunities for you to research these two very interesting historical periods even more. I look forward to seeing what creative and interesting pieces of work you produce!
3JW's visit to Grimm and Co - 13th September 2016
Have a look below at some of the pictures from when we visited Grimm and Co. We were amazed to see what was behind the shelves! We loved it especially when Miss Wells, Mrs McCarthy, Mr Kitchen and Mrs Smith had their creative imaginations dusted and oiled! We wrote a whole class story called 'The Popstar Cat' and then we could write our own endings to the stories. Before we left, and to remember our magical day, we took home our very own copy of our story. Afterwards, we visited the main library in Rotherham.