Welcome to Class 3: our bright, spacious classroom near the front entrance of the school, and home this year to our year 3/4 class. Your teacher is Mrs Dodd and we have support from our wonderful teaching assistants Mrs Crumpton and Mrs Waller. The classroom has been redecorated during the holidays and is looking its very best! Take a look at the video for a sneak preview of what it will be like!
New Topic: Cooking up a Storm
This half term we are looking at climates around the world and food production. We will be developing our cooking skills and making some delicious dishes. Look out for further details soon...
Gymnastics finished sequences
We hope you enjoy watching our finished gymnastics sequences, we have worked hard to polish our performances and use controlled, strong movements.
In our topic lessons we have been learning about the significant people in the Wars of the Roses. We acted out the story of the different reigns of Henry VI and Edward IV. We learned what a brutal time this was and about the Wars which went on for more than 30 years. In art we have focused on representing people using realistic proportions and depicting them moving (as in a battle). We wrote diary entries in role as soldiers at the Battle of Tewkesbury.
In gymnastics we have been developing our skills mounting and dismounting (jumping) from the table. We started with the low vault, straddle or through jump and have used the springboard when confident. We explored different aspects of 'flight' and have combined this with a short sequence with partner balances. Take a look at the photos of us in action.
We are excited to introduce our topic for this half term: 'Turbulent Tewkesbury'. This topic is all about a local historical event, within the context of a historic civil war. The War of the Roses took place during the 15th Century. This time in English history was complex and centred around the control of the throne of England being argued about between the house of York and the house of Lancaster.
The battle of Tewkesbury was one of the most decisive battles of the War of the Roses and one of the houses was victorious...
We will explore the events that took place in class and there will be plenty of opportunities for a range of curriculum areas like art, science and geography.