Welcome to Ennis-Hill Class!
Our class teacher is Miss Hicks and we are lucky to have support from Mrs Morris all week. On Thursday afternoons, we receive a specialist P.E session and Guided Reading teaching from our Premier Sports Team and Mrs Pinnock.
In Ennis-Hill class, we aim to increase our independence and foster a love of learning to equip us for the rest of our time at Freeman’s. We have high aspirations, always encouraging each other and striving to be the best that we can be. Together, we work to have a relaxed and positive environment while displaying the Academy values throughout the school day.
Ennis-Hill began their topic of ‘Tribal tales’ this week. We began by learning about where the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age fit in the timeline of historical time periods. Learning about the chronology of history has been very useful in helping us to understand how long the Stone Age lasted for.
We have been comparing the houses, food, clothes and tools that were used during these different time periods and we have been learning about how these developments took place and the effect this had on the lives of people living during these times. We have enjoyed building our very own stone age houses, thinking about the resources that would have been available to build from and the importance of having shelter to be able to survive.
Our week was concluded with a trip to Flag Fen, a Bronze Age archaeological park. We had a fantastic day being able to explore many aspects of daily life during Prehistoric times. Careful observations of a selection of stone, bronze and iron age artifacts helped us to think about what the items may have been used for and why different materials would have been used. After a tour of the site, we were able to make suggestions about why this would have been a good site for people to live, for example a lake for fishing and for reeds to make clothes and for using as medicine. We learnt a lot during this day and we are beginning to use this knowledge to make comparisons about life across different time periods.
We are looking forward to learning more about life in Prehistoric times.
Within our Tribal Tales topic we will explore what life was like from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will compare the houses, food, clothes, jewellery and hunting styles of these time periods and develop our understanding of chronology. To begin this topic, we are very excited to visit Flag Fen on Friday 1st March.
Year 3 Updates
Year 3 are given weekly homework that is set on a Thursday and handed back in for marking on Tuesday. This will be linked to the Year 3 curriculum. The children are also given weekly spellings to learn, which are tested on a Monday. Children are expected to read every day and we ask that an adult signs and makes a comment in their reading diary. This should be handed in every day.
How you can help
Please continue to support your child by encouraging them to read widely and frequently. They should also be discussing their reading with an adult on a regular basis. You could use the questions in their reading diary for ideas. Ensuring that your child is regularly practicing their multiplication tables is also incredibly beneficial for them. There are lots of ways that these facts can be practised; chanting, singing, games, apps, web sites or simply writing them out.