A warm welcome to Year 3!
I am Mrs Coop, your Year 3 class teacher, and I am delighted to welcome you to our class. Mrs Teasdale will be our classroom assistant this year and we are both excited to start a year of fun, friendship and learning with your child and you. We already have lots of exciting events planned, including celebrating Roald Dahl day and a trip to Astley Pit. There will lots of updates, photographs and information on this class page all year to help you feel involved in your child's learning and the Leigh St. Mary's school community. Please feel free to come and see us with any questions or comments you have now and at any point during the year. Thank you!
Spring 2. May the Force Be With You!
This half-term we will be exploring our theme 'May the Force Be With You...' This is a science-based subject, investigating forces, friction and magnetism. We will identify different forces and discuss how different forces affect various objects. We will carry out a scientific enquiry to understand friction - this will involve toy cars and ramps! Finally, we will explore magnetism; magnets' size and strength and how the poles work. We will conclude with a Design and Technology study making a magnetic game. In English, our core text will be the classic, The Iron man by Ted Hughes.
We will go swimming every Friday until the end of Year 3.
***WORLD BOOK DAY IS THURSDAY 5TH MARCH - A FANTASY-THEMED DAY***
Autumn 2 Who Lives in a Cave?
This half-term we will explore the Stone Age period and use our historical enquiry skills to explore and answer a variety of questions about this era.
28.10.19 Today we began our topic in English by looking at a variety of artefacts and sharing ideas about what we already know and preparing our own questions to answer throughout our learning.
Autumn 1 Don't Be Scared...
Our first Learning Questions are based around the warning Don't Be Scared...We will begin with a science focus on light and dark; we will explore sources of light, investigate reflection and understand shadows. We will then move on to history/geography where we will look at the history of Leigh, in particular, it's strong mill and mining heritage. We will compare maps of the 19th and 21st Century to understand how and why our landscape has changed.
**Parents' Evening appointments 4-6pm Mon 14th and Tues 15th October**
Please see me if you need to arrange a time. Thank you!