In Class 3 we have Year 3 and Year 4 pupils taught by Richard Degg assisted by Lynn Gordon and Jill Blackwell.
By Key Stage 2 we have taught the pupils to develop and use greater independence in the choices they make within their own learning. It is also a time to use and develop a wider range of skills across the Curriculum.
As with Key Stage 1, each term is linked to a specific topic and these topics are both knowledge and skills-based. The children are encouraged to combine the skills and knowledge to produce work of greater depth.
Across Key Stage 2, children experience a broad Curriculum, including: Art, Music and French. In addition, Work-out Wednesday enables the children in Key Stage 2 to take part in Physical Activity.
Within some subjects, Specialist Teachers are employed to give the children the opportunity to further develop their skills.
Stone Age Cave Art
As part of our current topic work looking at the Stone Age, Class 3 have had a go at recreating the cave art discovered in Lascaux, France. To prepare for this work we have had to make our own paint by using a pestle and mortar to grind some charcoal into a paste.
We have also experimented with different painting techniques by using feathers, sticks, leaves and our own hands, to create different textures.
The resulting art work was a collaborative effort made up of images and symbols that we were able to identify from a virtual tour of the caves of Lascaux.
We are really proud of our cave paintings. We hope you like them too!!
On Friday 24th October, Class 3 was transformed into a textile factory, as part of our topic work looking at World War 1.
We experienced a wide range of activities to do with the manufacturing process, including Product Design, Stock Control, Advertising and Research and Development.
Building upon our Science work looking at Materials and their Properties, we designed our own experiment to decide which material would be the best one to use in an army uniform. We designed tests to decide the material that was: the most waterproof; the quickest drying; the easiest to clean; the strongest and the heaviest. We needed to remember to ensure our experiment was fair and explain the findings using our scientific knowledge and understanding. We learnt that although leather was water resistant and easy to clean it was perhaps too heavy to use in a uniform. Wool was fast drying, not too heavy, but not very strong. We learnt that for these reasons, wool was often used in military uniforms, and used this knowledge to design our own uniforms.
We enjoyed our experience of the world of grown-up work!