Year 3 - tour eiffel
We are the Tour Eiffel class!
Whether you're lucky enough to have visited Paris or have only ever dreamed of going there, chances are you know of the French capital's most beloved landmark, The Eiffel Tower.
The Eiffel Tower, La Tour Eiffel in French, was the main exhibit of the Paris Exposition of 1889. It was constructed to commemorate the centennial of the French Revolution and to demonstrate France's industrial prowess to the world.
Although, at the beginning it was meant to be a temporary structure, it proved to be extremely popular and soon became a symbol for Paris.
IPC and STEM
The Tour Eiffel class will be studying the topic ‘Gateways to the world’ over the next half term. According to the IPC this unit gives the children a chance to learn about airports and travel. They will find out about the connections with different places in the world, how to create their own airline tickets, how to plan and design an in-flight entertainment pack, about the jobs people have in airports, about the different airline logos and designs and about the use of passports and visas around the world.
This links perfectly with our STEM topic of ‘Forces and Magnets’. We will be finding out about what a force actually is, how we use them in our everyday lives and we will also be finding out about why magnets are so special.
As part of these units, we shall be visiting the Science Museum for our class trip. As part of this trip, we will have the opportunity to become scientist for the day. We will carry out various experiments involving the use of forces and magnets.