Welcome to Class 3
Zones of Regulation
Our Visit to see the Author Elizabeth Laird
Fiction: Stories with flashbacks
Using the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling, children explore different forms of flashback and identify its various functions. They then create a flashback in the form of a "Pensieve" memory.
Non-fiction: Persuasive writing
The Tin Forest, Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish and Eco-Wolf and the Three Pigs are used to explore expanded noun phrases, apostrophes and modal verbs. We will then compare their informal language with formal texts. Children write a persuasive letter, short story and blurb and hold a debate.
Poetry: Free form poems
Children investigate a range of free-form poetry. They revise the use of verbs, adverbs, and adjectives in producing exciting and descriptive language. They consolidate the skills needed to write effective poetry, including those of rhyme, alliteration, assonance, onomatopoeia and metaphor. They will bring their skills together to write their own emotive free-form poem.
What is Word Aware?
Vocabulary is important the world over.
Word Aware is a structured whole school approach to promote the vocabulary development of all children. It is practical and inspiring. Children learn a brand new word every day and apply it in lots of fun and engaging activities.
We love Word Aware!
Maths is an adventure for children (and adults) to immerse themselves in, get creative with, make mistakes, and conquer!
Power Maths is a whole-class mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and help nurture confidence in maths. Power Maths rejects the notion that some people simply ‘can’t do’ maths. Instead, it develops growth mindsets and encourages hard work, practice and a willingness to see mistakes as learning tools.
Power Maths and Mastery
To develop mastery in maths, children need to be enabled to acquire a deep understanding of maths concepts, structures and procedures, step by step. Complex mathematical concepts are built on simpler conceptual components and when children understand every step in the learning sequence, maths becomes transparent and makes logical sense. Interactive lessons establish deep understanding in small steps, as well as effortless fluency in key facts such as tables and number bonds. The whole class works on the same content and no child is left behind.
Using models to solve algebraic equations
Ancient Egyptian Beliefs
This unit on Ancient Egypt offers pupils the chance to look at another civilisation very different from their own.
We began with a visit to The tutankhamun Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery in London.
Students are then introduced to the key features of Ancient Egyptian civilisation through the beliefs and attitudes of these ancient people. They examine the similarities and differences between their ancient beliefs and beliefs held today and how these beliefs fitted into society and culture at the same time as exploring the world of the ancient Egyptians.
The National Curriculum expects pupils to cover Locational knowledge, Place knowledge, Human and physical geography and Geographical skills and fieldwork. Our new resources focus on teaching geography through place, imparting the required skills and knowledge in a real context.
KS2 should be taught to “name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics,……..” “understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region within North or South America…..”
Our Automata Animals
We researched how the animals moved and created a cam and follower mechanism to replicate it.
Finally, we created our framework out of wood and our toy out of cardboard (checking that they came from sustainable resources of course!)