Teacher: Miss Guildford
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Zareba
Teacher: Miss Guildford
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Zareba
Teacher: Mrs Twist
Teaching Assistant: Miss Delaney
Our classrooms are well organised to promote the children’s independence and to ensure the best from all of our children. Both classrooms have working walls for English and Maths to aid the children with their work. We also celebrate children’s fantastic work by displaying it around our classrooms.
Every class has at least one school councilor to help share their classes’ views and make changes across the school.
Every class has at least 1 dojo master. The dojo masters help show visitors around school and explain what they are/have been doing in class.
Click on the tabs below to find out more information about each topic. Throughout the year we will also add pictures of memorable experiences and hooks!
In this topic, we will look closely at Ancient Greece: a study of Greek life and
achievements and their influence on the western world.
As part of Science, we will look at Electricity and Working Scientifically throughout different processes.
Within Art and Design, we will be Drawing with sketching pencil, focusing on perspective – 3D box design. We will have a go at 3D Work, designing and sculpting a Clay Pandora’s Box. For Design and Technology, we will be looking at different inventors and how they have impacted our lives today.
As part of our Computing this term, we will cover E Safety – making sure our children feel confident in using the internet safely.
Our question for Climate and Environment studies will be:
Conservation of electricity – How can we reduce our use of electricity?
We visited Derby museum. We enjoyed meeting a real Roman, exploring the Roman artefacts and taking part in a Roman role play.
During this half term the children will be learning all about the Romans and their invasion of Britain. Children will also be learning about Prayer in different religions, understanding that we are all different during PSHE lessons and we will be learning how to make Facaccia in Design and Technology lessons.
Midas is a very greedy King and one day when he is granted any wish he wants, he decides that he wants to be able to turn anything that he touches in gold. At first he thinks this is amazing, he turns stones in to gold, tables and chairs, but soon he realises that it’s not quite as good as it first seemed. As he sits down for dinner his food and water are turned into gold, he daren’t even hug his children for fear that he may turn them into gold too. After a while he grows thin and so begs Dionysus to free him of the curse of his own greed. Once the God has freed him you would have thought he would have learnt his lesson but he once again shows his true colours when he argues with a god, who then punishes him with a pair of donkey ears.
As we are writing a Wishing Tale we started our learning by watching a video called ‘The Wishgranter’. After watching it we thought about things that we would wish for if we had 3 wishes.
This half term, children will be learning more about the City of Derby. In History, they will investigate the past by studying significant buildings – the Silk Mill and Derby Cathedral. Geography will focus on map skills. In Art we will explore graffiti and the works of Banksy and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
In this warning tale, Mitch learns the dangers of playing outside during a storm.
This half term we will be learning all about sound. In Science we will be learning how sounds are made and how we hear them. In Geography we will focus on noise pollution and we will take a walk around the local area to check the levels of noise pollution. In Design and Technology we will be learning about Alexander Bell and making our own musical instrument.
We will be reading and discussing this fantastic poem about sounds. We will be improving our descriptive writing and creating our own poems.
This half term we are learning about change in Britain from the Stone Age to Iron age during our history lessons, within science lessons we are learning about light and what it is. In our art lessons we will be using charcoal pencils and paint and during computing sessions we will be collecting information using data loggers.
In Predator, we are going to be looking at animals including humans, looking at their food chains. We will also conduct fieldwork study in Geography, looking at human and physical features. In addition, we will study the Amazon, Amalfi Coast and the Peak District. In art, we will look closely at the work of Albrecht Durer and produce our own art work inspired by his.
We watched ‘Adrift’…
Click the link and see what you think!
How important is dialogue in our writing?
We do lots of exciting things throughout the year, this may be part of our topic or additional experiences.
October 4th – Past presents are visiting to give us an exciting day learning about Ancient Greece
PE for both Aspiring Acers and Excellent Elms is on a Thursday
Year 3 children will go swimming so will need to have appropriate swimming kit and girls will need a swimming hat.
The children will change for PE in school so please ensure they have their kit ready. They can leave this in school if you like.
Home learning will be sent out every Friday and will need to be returned by Wednesday the following week. Your child is able to complete it at lunchtimes in school if that is needed, just speak to their class teacher.
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