This term in Lagoon Class...
Website – Year 3 Autumn term second half 2018:
So far this half term, Year 3 have been finishing the last few lessons of their previous topic. This included a really exciting visit from a historian who shared lots of exciting artefacts with us about a famous Brighton and Hove Albion footballer ‘Pom Pom’ Whiting, who was a member of the footballer’s regiment in WW1. Then we had our stunning start at Newhaven Fort for our new topic; Keep Calm and Carry On, which is all about life on the Home Front in WW2. The children enjoyed handling WW2 artefacts and experiencing what it was like to be in an air raid shelter during a blitz bombing raid.
In our Keep Calm and Carry On topic we will be focusing on life on the Home Front, looking at what it might have been like to be evacuated; how rationing food effected people’s diets and how they overcame these problems. We will also look at the role of the home guard and the jobs women did during WW2, looking primarily at jobs done at home in Britain. This topic will form part of our literacy as we look at the story of The Lion and the Unicorn by Shirley Hughes and use this to help us plan and write our own story about children in the 1940s.
This half term we will be replacing science with ICT and the children will have the chance to use the ICT suite each week in order to develop a range of skills using Word. We will also begin to look at how to use email, including creating contact lists and attaching documents and pictures. This will be done using the email service set up specifically for pupils in school which we are able to closely monitor and which they cannot access outside the classroom.
Finally, it is Christmas and so we are about to start practising our Christmas production. We will be performing the famous and traditional Victorian Christmas poem; Twas the Night Before Christmas. Please look out for scripts with a few lines for each child to learn and requests for costumes!
Mrs Palmer - Year 3 teacher