Holbeck Hill, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 3BW
This year Class 5 is a class of 30 Year 3 children. We are really looking forward to the forthcoming term which will be full of very exciting and wonderful discoveries. Class 5 is taught by Mrs Lambert with the assistance of the wonderful Mrs Smith, Mrs Philpot and Mr Mellor.
What are you good at?
What makes a good person?
Can you list 5 things about your friend that they are good at?
Welcome to our class page as we begin our exploration of the Victorians. I hope you all had a lovely Summer and are ready to embark on our fantastic journey of discovery.
This term we shall be learning all about the changes that took place during the Victorian era and about some amazing, inspirational people. To do this we shall be travelling back to 1837 when Queen Victoria was crowned as queen. Queen Victoria was on the throne until 1901 which makes her the longest reigning British monarch so far!
In the main, the children’s interest will tailor and individualise the areas of learning. However, we will study a variety of significant Victorians including Alexander Graham Bell, Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole, Dr Barnado and William Booth and how they influenced and impacted on society. We will also learn about the lives of Victorian children, in particular those considered to be poor and destitute, and about people who wanted to help them.
We will study the Scarborough locality and its Victorian influences, particularly in the Southcliff area which we will visit and examine in great detail. We shall also visit the Rotunda museum so we can learn about fossil formation and have the opportunity to examine and classify different kinds of rocks using a microscope. We will also explore Robin Hood's Bay as we are very lucky to have our very own 'Dinosaur Coast' where we can search for our own fossils.
In Literacy, we will read, talk, write and analyse a variety of genres. Writers will include Lewis Carroll, Robert Louis Stevenson and Jacqueline Wilson. We will write stories, instructions, reports, recounts and explanations on a variety of Victorian themes.
As artists, we will study William Morris’s work including his stained glass designs in St. Martin’s Church. Using William Morris’s weavings and tapestries to inspire us, we will design and create our own prints and pictures.
The theme will reach its climax during Christmas, when we will create cards, decorations and food as the Victorians did. We shall learn how the Victorians celebrated Christmas and the influence they had on our Christmas today.
I am sure you would agree we have much to cover and thank you in advance for your support this coming year.
It's a good idea to have PE kit every day as hopefully the better weather can make us more spontaneous!
Remember to bring your reading book in every day so we can listen to you and follow your progress.