This term our topic is Britain at War. In this project we will look at the causes, events and consequences of the First and Second World Wars, the influence of new inventions on warfare, how life in Great Britain was affected and the legacy of the wars in the post-war period. We will be studying the novel Goodnight Mr. Tom, in which, just before the outbreak of the Second World War, Willie Beech, a thin, withdrawn eight-year-old boy, is evacuated from London. He is placed with a gruff widower called Tom Oakley, who has been a recluse since the death of his wife and child 40 years earlier. Tom is horrified by the abuse Willie has experienced. With quiet authority, patience and sensitivity, Tom takes care of Willie and a bond develops between them. Gradually, Willie’s physical and emotional scars begin to heal. Please see the Class 3 curriculum newsletter for more information about our learning this half term.
A few things to remember:
Homework will include:
Our class motto is still: ‘Work hard, play hard’, especially for the Y6 children with their SATS coming up this half term. We couldn't be more proud of all the children in class 3. They all, always. work hard and are a credit to Kneesall School. Well done Class 3!
If you ever have any concerns or worries, please don't hesitate to contact us.
We are looking forward to another amazing half term!
Mrs Swain (Class 3 Teacher)
Mr Chicken (Class 3 Support Teacher)