80 Days Around the World
Our first Primary 3 topic is 80 Days Around the World. Beginning in Northern Ireland, we travel around the world, exploring Italy, India and China.
The children love to research and explore these countries, finding out about famous landmarks, popular foods, native animals and culture.
Within Activity Based Learning, we learn about local artist Keith Drury. We enjoy creating group artwork based on his famous city landscapes and experimenting with pattern, design and textiles.
Next we go on a Superhero Adventure. We find out about our personal strengths and what makes us unique and ‘super’. We talk about imaginary superheroes and design our own comic strips, gadgets and logos. We look at real life superheroes and how they have affected our lives, including Florence Nightingale and Guide Dogs.
Our third topic is Wild World. We find out about animals and their natural habitats. We learn about nocturnal animals and animals that camouflage and migrate. In Activity Based Learning, we make model animals and build a habitat for them using natural materials.
In this topic we go beyond planet Earth and explore the universe!
We research all about outer space, the planets and life outside Earth.
We learn about famous astronauts and their journey to space. We create rockets and even try to launch them!
In this topic we explore ways to travel by land, sea, air and rail. We find out about transport from the past and how it has changed over time. We love carrying out experiments, making predictions and testing out our ideas.