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What is the answer to Life, The Universe and Everything?
Welcome to Year 3!
I'm Mr Cox and I'll be your teacher this year. We are very lucky to have Mrs Sinclair with us as well, she is a hugely experienced TA and passionate about improving children's reading. The two of us make a great team (as long as I remember who's in charge!)
Our first topic this year is The Rotten Romans, although there may be unrelated little mini-projects dotted throughout this (please let me know if you have been to Mars yet; you could come in very handy).
After Christmas, we will move on to Fragile Earth - a topic all about protecting and sustaining our world. The Summer term will be all about the Ancient Egyptians and we will use lots of practical methods to learn the gruesome facts behind how they lived!
In the meantime, keep checking back for photographs of what we are up to and help yourself to any homework resources you need from the homework folder below.
If you need to get in contact, please feel free to email the enquiries email address and I will reply as soon as I can.
What have we been up to?
Year 3 were shown how to safely use a Ferrocerium Rod to create sparks and then how to collect Silver Birch bark and prepare it to use as tinder. Some even managed to light their tinder and create a fire.
They also learnt the most important safety rules of using fire - the Fire Respect Position and proper extinguishing after use. They are going to be experts by the end of Year 3!
What am I reading at the moment?
I am reading The Trouble With Peace, which is book 2 in a series by an author called Joe Abercrombie. It's a fantastic series but it's written for adults as some of the plot twists and ideas are complicated and quite gritty. I have read many books by Joe Abercrombie and he is one of my favourite authors.
What am I listening to at the moment?
I really enjoy listening to audio-books as well as reading. At the moment I am listening to Eldest: The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini. It's a very easy listen by an author who doesn't seem to have done much other than this series. One of his books, the first in this quadrilogy, was made into a film but it didn't do very well!
What does my library look like?
My library is on my Kindle Reader because I do most of my reading in the dark and a backlit screen comes in very handy. A good friend of mine recommended a book to me years ago and I've leaned towards the fantasy genre of reading ever since. I like the creativity that can come from having the freedom to develop a world from scratch or play with the laws of physics. Some of these books are fantastic and some have turned out to be disappointing, but you don't know until you give a book a go!
You might get some insights into our parenting style in here as well!
What could you have a go at reading?