Welcome to Lisa’s class page. We are a year three class and the adults in class are: Lisa (teacher), Ann (pastoral learning support manager) and Veronica (pastoral learning support). More importantly, the children are: Amie, Bryan, Callum, Devine, Isaac, Lewis, Louie and Xander.
Last half term we continued with our topic: Great and Ghastly Events, which involved a whistle-stop tour of history from The Gunpowder Plot and the Great Fire of London in the 1600s, through to the sinking of the Titanic, both World Wars, the London Olympics and ending with the tragedy of Grenfell Tower in 2017.
The children enjoyed learning about the two world wars and had a fun experience day in school where they dressed and role played the part of evacuees, cooked carrot cookies and potato fingers, learnt about rationing, prepared for an air raid by blacking out windows, experienced an air raid in their “Morrison shelter” and made their own model Anderson shelters.
We visited the Staffordshire Regiment Museum to explore their World War One trench, their World War Two Anderson shelter and to learn about the Blitz, rationing and evacuation. We also spent a short time at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas exploring their monuments and reflecting on the true cost of war.
In maths we continued to practise our times tables and learnt written methods for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. We have investigated capacity and measured out our own magic potions using ingredients such as giant spit, troll snot and goblin wee!
We started a new topic about materials and their properties during science lessons and carried out investigations into the absorbency of different brands of paper towels, whether hard materials are more or less absorbent than soft materials and grouped materials according to their properties.
During the second half of the Spring term we will be starting our new topic on Amazing Places and Spaces. We will build a biscuit Stonehenge and our own smaller sand dough versions and will learn about different amazing places such as Glastonbury Tor, Snowdon and the Giants’ Causeway. We will use our imaginations in English lessons and will create our own fantasy places to write stories about.
Later on in the term we will hopefully take a trip to the Malvern Hills to enjoy the incredible views in this nearby amazing space.
As usual we have a busy time ahead of us. We hope you like the photos showing what we have been up to so far this year.