This year Mrs Cooke will be teaching Class 3, supported by Miss Bartholomew

Welcome to Class 3 page. My name is Mrs Cooke and I am really looking forward to the year and seeing the amazing things that your children will achieve throughout their time in Year 3.

This year the children will be thinking about the question ‘What has left the biggest imprint on earth: Humans or the earth itself?’

In Term 1, we will be looking at the question ‘Is the earth an author?’. The children will be learning about the imprints left behind on earth and the stories that rocks, pebbles and fossils can teach us about the world. The children will take on the role of petrologists and palaeontologists as they work hands on with a variety of fossils and rocks. We will focus our learning on Mary Anning of Lyme Regis and the imprint she has left on the earth with her findings and teachings. We will even create our very own museum in our classroom as well as recreate our own fossils. In Term 2, we will become environmentalists as we learn about rivers and the water cycle with the enquiry question ‘Can you stand in the same river twice?’. The children will be thinking about the imprint rivers leave in our landscapes and how this changes over time. We will be thinking about how we can protect our rivers and why this is important for us to do. Can we leave an imprint by making an impact in our local area? It is up to us to take care of the River Kennet and to educate others on how they can do the same. We will be working alongside ARK to achieve this.

In Term 3, Class 3 will be learning about WW2 with a focus on the enquiry question ‘Does war leave a lasting imprint on the world?’. The children will become historians and will study a variety of different artefacts and sources to help them to understand life during the war and how this is different today, particularly the lives of the women and children. We will learn about the role of Ramsbury during World War 2, including the role of Ramsbury Airfield. The children will deepen their learning from Class 2 on the Windrush, where we will learn about a very significant Jamaican man Sam Beaver King and his role in the RAF and his experiences on the Windrush. In Term 4, we will continue our roles as historians as we move further back in time to the Victorian era. Our enquiry question this term will be ‘Should the Victorian era be remembered as a dark age or a golden age?’. We will use a variety of images and stories to understand how different life could be for some families during this time. We will learn about many of the exciting inventions that the Victorian era brought, particularly the birth of the railway and how our local area was crucial for this development. The highlight of this term will be when we travel back in time as we experience what it was like to be a Victorian school child in our own Victorian Day. Would you like to be a Victorian schoolchild?

In Term 5, Class 3 will become botanists as we study the question ‘Can we live off the land?’. The children will be helping a friendly alien named Zinnia to teach her all about plants on Earth, how we grow them and which plants we eat. We will investigate this with a variety of different Science experiments and the children will get to practically experience what it is like to be a botanist. The children will be inspired by famous botanists including David Douglas, Jane Colden and even botanists that work with NASA that help to grow flowers on space! This term will include lots of time out in nature, as well as lots of botanical art. We will even work with Ramsbury Estates to take part in our very own Farm to Fork challenge. Finally, in Term 6 we will be learning about Ancient Baghdad and the amazing imprints left behind that have helped the world to be what we live in today. Our enquiry question this term is ‘Why did achievements in Ancient Baghdad make an impact around the world?’. Through the use of music, drama and roleplay Class 3 will be immersed into the wonderful Arabic culture!


Class 3 team: Mrs Cooke and Miss Bartholomew



Mrs Cooke – Class 3 Teacher Miss Bartholomew – Class 3 TA




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