This term in Lagoon Class...
Spring Term 2: In this second half of term Year 3 are focusing on a new topic: Scavengers and Settlers, which is all about prehistoric man. The topic begins with a visit to the brand new Early Man gallery at Brighton Museum. We will be the first school to visit this and to take part in the first workshop the Museum have run. It will be a great opportunity to handle some really ancient artefacts and learn about the skills of being an archaeologist.
We will be using what we have learnt to form the basis of further research in our school topic lessons. At the same time they will help us to develop our non-fiction writing skills in literacy. We will also be using what we find out about pottery making and cave painting to help us create some of our own artefacts using these for inspiration.
In the second week of this half term it is book week and we are very excited about the author who is visiting. Aaron Blacha is going to help us to design our very own illustrated book.
This half term we will have the benefit of having student teacher Miss Barlow in our class, who will be helping us with our reading, writing and maths as we continue to develop our skills in these core areas. She will be helping us develop our gymnastic skills in PE, too.
Mrs Palmer - Year 3 teacher