Year 3 - Peacock Class
Welcome to Peacock Class!
In Year 3 there are 25 children. Our class teacher is Mrs Seward and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Harwood.
Year Three promises to be an exciting year when your child will have many varied opportunities to learn from a wide range of experiences, helping them to become independent and enthusiastic learners. Each term will have a new topic where the needs of the curriculum will be set in context to help give meaningful links across each subject. The first topic will be ‘Dahlicious’, followed in the Spring term by ‘Secrets In The Sand’, concluding with ‘Pathways Through The Past’.
The children will be encouraged to become enthusiastic and inquisitive learners, developing a wide range of skills and techniques through a range of classroom tasks and activities.
Please see the documents below which will help you support your child and understand what we are learning in class:
Year Three made the most of an Autumn morning by taking their learning outside; they were 'hunter gatherers' finding out information about foxes from posters that had been displayed on the school field.
Once the hunter had gathered their facts, they had to share them with the rest of the group who needed to note down what had been discovered, the facts were than given actions to share in an echo circle.
On Wednesday 14th October Year Three decided to give the farmers in the Fantastic Mr Fox story a healthier diet so we made vegetable soup! The children brought in different vegetables from home and before making the soup, the children collected data about the vegetables that had been sent in and presented this in different ways. From this data they created a recipe. Eventually the vegetables were washed, peeled, chopped, cooked and blended in to soup. It was delicious!
We hope that the farmers are feeling healthier and benefitting from all the advantages of a healthy diet!
The children came to school dressed as Mayans and spent the day learning about the Ancient Mayan culture. They found out about their use of cocoa beans to make the first chocolate drink - quite different to ours and not to everyone's taste! Cocoa beans were also used as currency, to trade for other goods, as gifts to the gods and as a medicine.
They made clay chocolate gods, masks representing a god for the day of the dead festival, built temples and had a go at Mayan numbers and writing.
A splendid day!