This term we are studying A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond. We are busy exploring this well known characters adventures and journeys. Using both text and film we as a class are creating our 'Paddington Class Toolkits' to help aid us when writing our own Paddington story after this term!
In Maths this term we have been covering a wide range of areas to help the children get back up to speed and transitioning from Year 2 to Year 3. So far we have looked at: Place Value, Mental calculation, 2D shape measurement and length and statistics including tally and bar charts!
We have also starting our weekly Times-Tables quiz on a Monday so please do encourage your child to practice these at home and on a weekend!
Our science topic this term surrounds Human and Animal skeletons. We have welcomed Sid the Skeleton into maple class and he joins us each week to venture into the world of bones, joints and muscles. So far we have attempted to locate our our bones and draw these inside a Human outline, learned the scientific names for the bones in a Human skeleton and learned the different types of skeleton that exist. We have also explored the idea of what would happen to our body if we had no skeleton, the results were very funny and we quite literally had to pick ourselves up off the ground after them!
Our Topic for History this term is 'The Savage Stone Age'!
We are taking a journey back in time to explore what it would be like to live as a Prehistoric being! How would we survuve, what would be our priority- shelter, water, food or clothing?
we have created our own survival guide posters and have looked in detail at Skara Brae, a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Orkney islands North of Scotland. The children became news-reporters and created there own Newsround bulletins and resented these in front of the class!