Carlton Miniott Primary School, Thirsk

Class 3

Welcome to Year Three.

Autumn Term.

September till Half Term will cover the topic 'Up your street' where we will be investigating our local history. 

We will start by using photographs to study what Thirsk used to be like years ago. On our school trip (September 25th) we will walk the ‘Past and Present walk’ in Thirsk and Sowerby, looking at historic sites such as Thirsk Castle, Pudding Pie Hill and Mill Gate. We will finish our topic exploring the history of our school, using lots of artefacts such as the old log books and learn about what a Victorian school day would be like.  

Our Literacy is strongly linked with our local history topic. The children will write persuasive pieces of writing for Thirsk Tourist Information to encourage people to come and visit. We will be also reading James Herriot’s Stories and focusing on the amazing vocabulary he used when describing characters and settings.

In Science we will be looking at the digestive system. (Which will involve a very hands on experience!) The children will also learn about teeth and identifying that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition.  

PE this half term will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please can children bring their kit ready in a named drawstring bag. The PE kit will be sent home on Friday.  

Children will be going swimming on a Thursday morning from November 30th to February 8th. 

Open Classroom will be on November 23rd at 9:10 we hope you can join us.