This term in Lagoon Class...
We have had a great first week in Year 3 already. We have been getting to know each other, trying out our new timetable and experiencing the exciting challenges of being in the juniors. We have also been finding out all about having a growth mindset, not being afraid to be in THE PIT (ask your children to explain!) and how to use our learning friends to take on a challenge. We have been looking at people from the past and present who have taken on really difficult challenges in life and persevered to ensure they and others are valued and have the rights they are entitled to. We have been impressed by the bravery of Rosa Parks and Malala Yousafzai in particular.
Until half term our topic will be World War I, in the light of the approaching 100 year anniversary of the end of the 1914-18 war. We will be finding out about why this war began, what life was like for those who remained in Britain and those who went to fight on the Western Front. This topic will form part of our literacy as we look at letters and diaries from the time and use these to inspire us write our own. We will also be looking at the great changes WWI inspired in the approach to art and have fun using a range of media to create our own pictures to reflect what we learn about life in the Trenches.
Throughout the term and indeed the whole year, we will be focusing on not being afraid to take on a challenge, not being frightened of making mistakes, actively working with each other to find solutions and talking about our ideas, thoughts and approaches to learning. In this way we believe all the children at St Peter’s will become even more confident independent and creative about their learning.
.Mrs Palmer - Year 3 teacher