Herons is the year 3 class which is the first class in KS2. It is taught by Mrs Potter and assisted by Miss Thompson.
In lessons we build on the work of key stage one. At times we work independently, but working with partners and groups is also very important. We enjoy investigations in maths and science. Our history and geography topic work often includes visits and role play when we dress up, for example as an ancient Egyptian, and experience what life would have been like at a particular period in the past.
Children are offered the opportunity to begin learning the violin in year 3. We have class music lessons led by Inspiring Music in which we learn other instruments. This year we are all learning the trumpet!
Our class is responsible for the school’s recycling. Each week we collect, check and put the recycling into the bins from each room. We are the experts on what can and cannot be recycled!
Homework in Herons is a weekly learning log in which children are asked to practise skills learned in school and research new areas of topics. There are also multiplication tables to learn for weekly tests. We also have spellings to learn each week. We ask that you read and discuss your school reading book as frequently as possible. Please bring your reading book to school each day.
The children have the opportunity to attend a 3 day residential visit to 'Stibbington Outdoor Centre' in March, where they experience a range of Eco activities.