Welcome to Class 3.
We work hard, try our best, listen to each other and most of all enjoy learning new things.
Welcome to Year 3.
What a fantastic year we are having!
Our doorway to learning takes us through the secret garden and into an adventure of learning about many different exciting things.
Just a few little reminders:
P.E is on a Tuesday morning - all pupils with shoulder length hair need this tied back and earrings need to be removed or covered with a plaster.
Homework: Set on a Friday and due in the following Thursday.
Spellings: Set and due on Monday's.
If you have any problems please do not hesitate to make an appointment with Mrs Heggie to see us.
*** NEWS FLASH ***
On our fantastic educational visit to Clumber Park we explored the Church, woodlands and play area looking for natural materials and drawing different flowers.
We also had the privileged to meet Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber in the Church.
Despite the weather, we had a great day!
What else is happening?
Book of the Term: The Secret Garden
Genre of the Term: Soul/Funk Michael Jackson, Barry White, Lionel Bart
Artist of the Term: Claude Monet.
What can you find out about them?
Topics for this half term:
Literacy - Adventure Stories.
Numeracy - Number, place value, shape, measure, and fractions.
Science - Plants.
Topic (includes History and Geography) - The Romans and A Local Study: South Yorkshire
DT - Bread and sandwich making.
P.E. - REAL P.E.
R.E. - What is worship?
French - Les quatre amis (The four friends)
Computing - Emails
Music - We follow Charanga Music World which includes technical language, singing, playing untuned percussion and lots more.
If you have anything you would like to bring in for any topic to share please feel free!
Friday 12th May: Local Study
Mr Chapman has lived in Harworth all of his life. He is now in his mid 70s. He had been a miner in Harworth pit for over 20 years and he came into school and talked to class 3 about his life and times in the village.
He brought with him a Davy lamp, the type that was used in the pit, some sculptures made form coal, some pieces of coal, some ‘dirty coal’ (coal dust that would normally have been placed on the ‘spoil heaps’) and a 'check. (a ‘token’ that he would’ve used when working to 'clock in and out'.)
He explained how the village had changed during his lifetime. When he was young there weren’t any cars and children played on the street. If he had a bath at home then the water was heated in a boiler in the kitchen and poured into a bath in front of the fire. Washing of clothes was done in a ‘dolly tub’. There was no central heating!
He would get up at 4.00am and walk from ‘old Harworth’ to the pit head at Bircotes. He then got into the lift and went underground to the various coal seams. The workers then walked for 4 miles and more to the ‘working seam'. There they worked, with no facilities, for a seven hour shift. They took their lunch (snap) in a metal tin to stop the mice eating their food. They worked in old clothes that were covered in coal dust which they changed out of at the pit head at the end of the shift. Most miners would have a bath at the pit head, change into their clean clothes before walking home.
He talked about the area and the changes that he had seen - the closing of the cinema , the closing of the pit, the building of a new medical centre and the opening of new supermarkets.
He posed an interesting question to the children - ‘What will the area be like when they are 70 years old?’
This made us all wonder!