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Class 3

This term's topic is Peasants, Princes and Pestilence. We'll be looking at the Feudal system in the Middle Ages, the Peasant's Revolt and of course the Black Death. Please have a look at the planning document below to see what we'll be covering and of course we'll be taking a trip to Eyam at the end of this half term - more details to follow later!

Mrs Prince.

Welcome to Class 3.

 

Class 3's Teacher: Mrs Prince

Class 3's Teaching Assistant: Mrs Trainor

 

Our new topic this half-term will be Alchemy Island - we'll be doing lots of exploring on this magical island and a few science projects too. Have a look at the topic introduction and knowledge organiser to get a flavour of what we'll be doing in class. We'll also be updating our weekly news pages with photographs of activities we do in school to support our learning so keep checking back in to see what we've been up to! 

As always if there is anything you want to chat to me about please feel free to catch me on the playground or make an appointment to see me via the school office.

Mrs Prince.

Our trip to the National Memorial Arboretum on Monday was a real experience for everyone. It was an amazing place and I'm sure if you asked your child they would love to take you and show you some of the memorials we learnt about. The children were so well behaved and very respectful of the venue - you should be extremely proud of them all - I was! Watch out for an article in the next issue of the Bugle telling you more about our trip.

Mrs P.

Literacy: 

As part of our topic we have been reading Michael Morpurgoes Private Peaceful and using the main characters Tommo and Charlie in our diary writing about being on the front line. We're still reading the book as our class story and hope to get through it before the end of this term! We've also done some great drama work to help us tell the story of being on the front line - I was really impressed with the way Class 3 were able to capture the emotions and empathise with themes of war and conflict.

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Maths:

This term we have been consolidating our multiplications skills and mastering the art of fractions. Class 3 are now pretty good and simplifying, finding equivalents, creating common denominators, ordering, adding and subtracting fractions! Great work everyone! 

Our topic for this half term has been Fallen Fields, which is all about the act of Rememberance around WWI and subsequent conflicts. It has been a timely topic over the month of November and has given the children some valuable context to the service we attended at church on 11.11.19.

Class 3 and myself would like to say a big thank you to all the families that allowed children to bring in what must be very precious artifacts. We've had sketches, medals, ribbons and photos all telling stories of family members from the time of WWI. 

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Just to say a big thank you to Mr Harrop for meeting us at Bakewell Showground for out trip on Monday. We had a fantastic time and learnt lots about how the animals for our farm move around the country - cows with passports eh! We also had a great time at the Co-op in Bakewell learning about Fair-Trade products. We can't wait to get back to school and try the Fair Trade chocolates we were given! 
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