We Are Banyan!
What is my child going to learn about this term?
We have sent home a copy of the learning we have planned for your child this term. On this sheet you should find an explanation of what will be covered for each area of the national curriculum. You will also find aspects we describe as ‘memorable experiences’. These are the elements that will bring the learning to life for the children. You will also see an ‘end product’ section. Here we describe what the children are working towards; this could be a display, performance or a piece of writing. We believe this helps to give the children a focus or reason for learning the information. You will also find references made to ‘drip and block’. Drip refers to things that happen all the time, such as spellings, for example. Block refers to things that do not fall naturally into the theme and as such are taught as discreet, unrelated units.
We hope that this information, coupled with the class newsletters and the planners will give you a deeper understanding of the year your child is going to have in school. It might also give you some ideas for how you can best support them.
To see our current learning, scroll to the bottom of our class page!
Our Fair Trade Movie!
We all contributed to a whole school movie, which was shown at a special movie night screening on Monday 20th March, showcasing our Fair Trade Fortnight learning.
We hope you enjoy watching our chapter from the movie!
Our science topic for this half term is magnets!
We have been investigating which materials are magnetic and which are not, and we have discussed why. We predicted and tested the strength of different magnets using paperclips and had lots of fun in the process! Enjoy our pictures of Y3 Banyan investigating magnets.
Children in Need - 18th November 2016
We used the Quiver app to explore augmented reality on the iPads. We had so much fun colouring the sheets and watching them come to life using the camera on the iPad. The images that we created could be altered and viewed at any angle. It was almost like magic to see our 2D images come to life in 3D.