Fox Class 2020!
Welcome back after a long time away. It is so wonderful to see so many happy faces ready and raring to start a brand-new Key Stage in Year 3. Oliver Jeffers gave us some great inspiration for our new topic ‘Here We Are’. The mini topic helped us to settle back into school life and our role on planet Earth. We began by writing a list poem about our special place.
The Vile Victorians
We are excited to be moving onto our new topic ‘The Vile Victorians’, kicking off with a classic tale ‘Oliver Twist’. The children will learn everything from gruel to a selection of interesting characters that appear throughout the book.
Our ‘WOW IN’ to the topic began with the children receiving a warm bowl of salty, gruel, which they got to touch and smell (don’t worry no tasting was involved – yuck!).
Last year’s Fox Class…
Around the World and Other Adventures
Here are some photos of our super Home Learning projects! We have enjoyed learning all about different countries around the world and have been working really hard. We are keeping very busy during our time at home. Have a look at what we’ve been up to.
Rainforests and Other Adventures
Here are some photos of our super Home Learning projects! We have enjoyed learning all about the rainforests. We have been very busy with lots of other activities too!
Transport, Under the Sea, Minibeasts and Other Adventures
Look at our hard work for our Home Learning topics of Transport, Under the Sea and Minibeasts. We have been busy with other activities and adventures too!
This week we have been focusing our Home Learning on the topic of Space. Here are some photos of the hard work we have completed as well as a few more photos from our VE Day celebrations.
VE DAY Celebrations
This week we have been focusing our Home Learning on the topic of VE Day. We have also been busy with other exciting activities. Take a look at all of our hard work!
This week we have been focusing our Home Learning on the topic of Animals. Take a look at all of our hard work!
Previously in Year 3…
On Tuesday 28th January, we travelled back in time to the Victorian era and spent the day in our very own Victorian classroom. We all dressed up in typical clothing as a variety of people including: chimney sweeps, school children, rich gentlemen and even teachers!
After our morning inspection to check our cleanliness and uniform, we spent our day learning about the three ‘Rs’: Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic, and completing activities linked to them.
We had the full experience of life as a Victorian child complete with strict teachers, writing on slate boards and even experiencing some of the punishments. Don’t worry, we were only pretending!
We thoroughly enjoyed our day. Here are just a few things we had to say about it:
“It was excellent because it felt like we went back in time to see what a real Victorian school was like.”
“We wish school was like that every day!”
“I thought it was good because the teachers were funny when they were in character.”
“It was fun and I enjoyed it because we had to have handwriting like in the Victorian times.”
Our Victorian Journey So Far…
We are thoroughly enjoying learning about the ‘Vile Victorians’ and have been completing lots of fun activities. We have particularly loved following the life of Oliver Twist; his ups and downs, his time in the workhouse and how he responded to the different people that he met. We have written about different experiences in his life, particularly focusing on his feelings and using ‘show not tell’ to engage the reader.
Following on from Oliver Twist, we are now looking at general life in the Victorian times including; the workhouse, toys, Queen Victorians, inventors and school.
Vile Victorians Home Learning
During our topic, ‘The Vile Victorians’, we have been working hard at home to make lots of exciting creations to share with the class and celebrate our learning. Here are some photos of all of the hard work we have put into our Home Learning on the ‘Vile Victorians.’
Please see our Year group handbook for any questions that you may have.
How to help at home – Please see the curriculum overview for information on what is being covered this term
At our school we want to develop and promote ‘a love of reading’.
When sharing a book talk to your child about what he or she thinks might happen next in a story, how the story might end and then ask them to retell the story themselves. Picture books are very important to promote discussion, so look for books without any words to help your child practise this skill. Have fun acting out stories together. Your enthusiasm for a book will help your child to understand that books are exciting. Your child will receive a bookmark with their book and this should target the objectives that your child is working on.
Make reading times fun and relaxed and you will see your child’s confidence grow!
Help your child to practise their spellings. See if they can write them in their cursive handwriting.
Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space, in their daily lives.