‘The Mighty Minions’.
Teacher - Emma Johnston
Associate Teacher - Amanda Dunn
We can't believe that it is term 5 already! This year seems to have gone so fast and we have learnt so much. Our topics have been, 'Gateways to the world', 'Land, sea and sky', 'They made a difference', 'Scavengers and settlers' and now 'Digital gamers'.
The Mighty Minions love to read! So far this year, we have read ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ which we loved! We thought that George’s granny was a funny character but George didn’t think so. He thought she was horrible...and made her pay for it! Our second novel was ‘Awful Auntie’ by David Walliams (Miss Johnston’s favourite author). In this story, Aunt Alberta is on a mission to cheat the young Lady Stella Saxby out of her inheritance – Saxby Hall. It was very funny and had many exciting twists. We are currently reading 'How to train your dragon' by Cressida Cowell. Many of us have seen the film so it will be interesting to compare and contrast it when we've read some more.
Our topic for this term is 'Digital gamers'. During this topic we will be learning all about how to use the computer software 'Scratch'. We will be learning how to code in order to give commands and create our own games. We will also be learning about how the internet connects us to different parts of the world. It's amazing to think that we can instantly talk to people who live thousands of miles away! We are very lucky because we will have lots of opportunities to use the iPads and laptops! The software we are using is called 'Scratch'. You can download it for free at https://scratch.mit.edu/. Another useful website is http://www.barclays.co.uk/DigitalEagles/BarclaysCodePlayground/P1242686640999.
We are all enjoying learning many wonderful and exciting things in Year 3.