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Stone Age Projects
There have been some wonderful projects created by the children of Elm Class over the last few weeks. We spent some time this week learning from each other and admiring the effort put in to create the projects. The Stone Age work was presented in many ways, from powerpoint presentations, to creating Stone Age houses; making weapons, to designing informative fact sheets. Here are a few pictures showing the children learning from each other.
WOW! What an amazing day the Year 3’s have had at Hadleigh Park learning about the Stone Age and the Iron Age.
The day began with the children becoming archaeologists. They had to dig up the different artefacts and try to piece together what had happened in the sand pits!
Next they made traditional clay pots decorating them in the style that they found on the pottery they had dug up.
Then the children were taken into the amazing roundhouse where they had to investigate the different things they had found, decide what they were used for and how or why they were used.
After lunch the children watched whilst Miss Porter was transformed into a rather scary Celt!!
Finally the children had the opportunity to become Celtic warriors. They learnt how to use sling shots and battled with each other using swords and shields.
The children absolutely loved their day out. It was full of fun activities and they learnt a lot about the Stone Age and Iron Age.
Please remember that the school trip to Hadleigh Park is on the first day back after half term.
Meet at school by 8am.
Return to school at around 3.30pm.
Please bring warm clothes, boots (or suitable footwear for being outside) and a waterproof jacket.
We look forward to sharing a really fun and educational day.
Miss Porter and Mrs Rudland
After planning and making our magnet games we had the opportunity to play everyone's games involving magnets. We had a really enjoyable time following the instructions as to how to play then actually playing the games!
The children have learnt an adventure text - 'The Tunnel' and and instructional text - 'The Perfect Pupil Potion' so far this term. They have then innovated the text, using the new grammatical techniques they will have learnt, to create their own version of the class text. Some of the work written up in best is displayed in the classroom.
Our Science work so far this term is looking at 'Forces and Magnets'. The children have completed experiments looking at friction and pushing and pulling. They have then created games to play with their peers using magnets, linking it to their literacy by writing instructional texts.
Welcome to Year 3.
This term the children are learning about the Stone Age. We have been exploring the Ages from the Paleolithic era through the Mesolithic and finally to the Neolithic.
As a result, we decided it would be a great idea to harness their interest and take them on a school trip to Hadleigh Park, Benfleet for an interactive and fun Stone Age day. The children will have the opportunity to meet an ancient Briton, take part in a 'dig' and enjoy many more activities.
We have had a great start back to the Summer term where our topic is the Romans. The children have been so interested in what we have learnt so far that we thought it would be a good idea to publish some of the links to interactive websites and videos we have used.
Please click on the link below.
Trip to Braintree Museum
Year 3s went to Braintree Museum on the 8th March to have a day investigating the Stone Age. The children looked at artefacts found in the past and had to guess whether they were from the paleolithic, mesolithic or neolithic periods. After they had a good look they 'flint-knapped' their own tools from clay.
The children then explored archaeology and did their own mini-dig to find a variety of artefacts.
In the afternoon the children used natural resources (berries, clay, herbs/spices, charcoal) to create a cave painting, with the materials similar to those used up to 7 million years ago.
It was a very successful day and all the children returned happy and excited to learn more about the Stone Age.
So far this term…
The children have been lucky enough to have a theatre company come in and hold a ‘Play in a day’. Our focus text in literacy has been Rumpelstiltskin.
On Thursday 12th January the children played games and activities with this company which enabled them to create their own performance. The children were split into 4 groups and were given sections of the text. Within these sections the children were told to create 3 tableaux identifying the main points.
After lunch the children animated their freeze frames to become moving scenes by creating dialogue and movement to really explore their section of text.
Last term in Elm Class we were looking at weathers of the world. We looked at different weather types in the UK and after we had done this the children chose a country of their choice and created a weather forecast. Their focus was to look at an introduction, present the overall weather, run through specific towns and cities and finally to predict what will happen the next day.
We had some special visitors come to school and visit us last term…REINDEERS!