This year Mrs Cooke will be teaching Class 3, supported by Mrs Hinder (Monday – Thursday) and Miss Martin (Thursday – Friday)
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 these change 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 ‘How do we ensure heroes are never forgotten?’. The children will take on the role of historians as they study a variety of different artefacts and sources to help them to understand life during the war, particularly how women helped bring Britain to victory. We will also learn about the role of Ramsbury during World War 2, including the role of Ramsbury Airfield. The children will then find a suitcase belonging to an unknown war hero, which they will eventually discover belongs to a Jamaican man named Sam Beaver King. The children will deepen their learning about the Windrush, where they will learn about Sam’s 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. We will critically study a range of sources to find out what it was like to be a Victorian schoolchild. The highlight of this term will be when we travel back in time as we experience what it was like to attend a Victorian school!
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. 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 know today. Our enquiry question this term is ‘How did achievements in Ancient Baghdad make an impact around the world?’. The children will be thrown back in time as they get to visit the magnificent Round City of Ancient Baghdad using virtual reality. Here they will be able to observe the infamous House of Wisdom from afar, as well as the River Tigris. Through the use of music, drama and art Class 3 will be immersed into the wonderful Arabic culture!
Class 3 team: Mrs Cooke, Mrs Hinder and Miss Martin
Class 3 Teacher
|Mrs Hinder – Class 3 TA
|Miss Martin – Class 3 TA
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