We have been painting the costumes ready for the opera performance. We learnt about pointillism and then used lines in a similar style to paint the coats and aprons for the performers to wear.
We have started reading our new story, Swashbuckle Lil in preparation for our Time and Tide trip to meet the author – Elli Woollard. All children were really engaged in the story and enthusiastic. This will help us to take on the role of the author and create our own fantastic stories.
We have begun learning about The Stone Age. We went on a trip to the Time and Tide museum and learnt lots about being hunters. Stone Age man was very clever in the way they used every part of the animals they killed.
We have also been learning about different type of rocks in Science. We have done some experiments and handled some real rocks!
We will continue to learn a bit more about The Stone Age after Christmas.
We have been learning all about WW1. We went to the memorial in the park and we also found out about two soldiers who attended our school – Leonard Frank Durrant and Sidney Cecil Durrant. We used the information we found out to write a biography about their lives and we also made a poppy wreath to remember the soldiers.
Welcome to Year 3. Here is the newsletter for the first half term. It contains important information about PE days and fruit. Newsletter Autumn
The children have returned to us full of enthusiasm and drive and have made a good start to the year.
Year 3 children are known as Otters class.
The class teacher is Miss Coles and the Teaching Assistants are Mrs Sault & Mrs Khanna.
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Year 3 have been studying the Stone Age this half term and have learned about what life was like around 2.3 million years ago, when man started making stone tools. They have found out about the 3 main era of the Stone Age and how the homes, tools and land use changed over time. They have also watched a Stone Age Dragon’s Den where some people try to convince the dragons that wheels and fire are a good idea!
They have also learned some gory facts about how the people from the ‘Savage Stone Age’ used every part of an animal once they had caught it, including drinking the blood and eating the brains!
The children were challenged to make a tool or weapon that we had learned about using no glue, scissors or tape. Here are their awesome finished pieces….
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Have fun, watch out for woolly mammoths….