Year 3 have had a brilliant start to the year and have been working very hard. During this term they have been finding out why Liverpool is known as “The Gateway to the World”, focusing on the themes of immigration and emigration past and present. This has been based on the story “When Jessie Came From Across the Sea” about an Eastern European migrant in the early 20th century and her experiences on arrival in New York. As an impetus for learning we visited Liverpool’s Maritime Museum and China town, resulting in a variety of cross curricular activities.
They have investigated light and shadows. More to follow shortly.
They created their own magic posters and banners which we displayed in our class next to our magic wands. They also worked in partners to create a Powerpoint presentation of magic words. Then we designed our own magic wands following instructions.
The class book was the Moon in Swampland by M.P. Robertson and The Wishing Chair by Enid Blyton. We also watched Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone. The bogles from swampland actually visited our class one night and left a letter and a lot of slime around the room.