Every morning, children receive a warm welcome and a smile from their teachers and settle in to a routine of reading activities. This is followed by an English lesson where pupils study a range of texts, genres and author such as Stig of the Dump, Gregory Cool, Stone Girl, Bone Girl and How to Train Your Dragon. Maths is the final lesson of the morning and this is where children are given the opportunity to develop their mathematical skills and challenge themselves with problem solving activities.
In the afternoon, we begin with a reading session where a love of books and reading is promoted. Then Mrs Gilder and Mrs Taylor share their wealth of knowledge about the subjects they enjoy the most.
At the beginning of the week, Mrs Taylor transports children back to life in the Stone Age, Ancient Egypt and even Thurgoland! Children also gain and understanding of different areas around the world including Florida, Jungles and deserts and again, Thurgoland! These topics are further explored through art and DT with some fantastic opportunities to create high quality work that the children are always very proud of. Science is taught every week and allows children to explore and investigate. Underpinning all of our learning, is a strong Christian ethos which is taught through RE and PSHE at the end of the week.
The children’s subject knowledge and enthusiasm for learning about the topics is enhanced through a Stone Age themed day in school, an Egyptian visit to Barnsley Museum and many walks around our community.
P.E. in Class 3 is very unique as children not only have the opportunity to develop their skills through games, dance and gymnastics, they also take part in weekly swimming lessons at Stocksbridge Leisure Centre for 18 weeks!
Children begin to learn French in Class 3, along with a new, exciting music scheme.
Class 3 is a warm and inviting classroom where each child is nurtured and guided so they can achieve their individual potential and be their best self!
Values that are at the heart of Thurgoland