Due to the snow falling from the sky and whizzing around in the wind, it wasn’t safe enough for us to carry out our normal kwik cricket lessons so we had to change our lesson to suit being indoors!
We watched a Joe Wicks Body Coach workout and copied his movements to complete the High Intensity Workout for schools. Joe Wicks posted a week long series of workouts for schools that you can access from home by clicking on the following link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TGEdzRzSbw
After this, we listened to relaxing music and carried out some mindfulness activities.
A very different but very energetic lesson!
Year 3 have started their new topic of ‘Active Planet’ by researching facts and creating fabulous eBooks and Morfobooth videos to demonstrate what they have been learning about. We also looked at the Pixar short ‘Lava’ on YouTube and wrote a short retell of the story using sentence openers such as ‘After a while’ and ‘During this time’. We can’t wait to learn about the properties of rocks and to carry out experiments such as dissolving parts of rocks in vinegar!
Year 3 enjoyed making a Skara Brae (remaining Stone Age settlements in Orkney, Scotland) settlements with their shoe boxes. We discussed the foundations and how the land is above the settlements and why only the stone remains. The children discussed the use of animal skins for purposes such as blankets and the importance of a fire pit in the centre of the room. The children then went outside to work in groups using natural materials to recreate the settlements
Year 3 have been learning all about the tricky concept of time! As you can imagine, it is very difficult and so the children need as many opportunities as possible to tell the time both in school and at home. We are focusing on the 12 hour clock and how to read the time to the nearest 5 minutes e.g. 25 minutes past twelve.
Year 3 are really enjoying learning about the Stone Age.
We have learned about the Palaeolithic era (2.6 million years ago), through to the Mesolithic era (after the glaciers and ice!, also known as the middle of the Stone Age) up to the Neolithic era which lasted until approximately 12000 years ago.
We have made fruit stews as the Stone Age humans would have done and today we found out about the different types of homes.
We discovered that Palaeolithic humans made use of caves to escape the harsh weathers. Why make a home when there is already a home available?!
We then discovered that Mesolithic homes were more advanced than caves as they began using their tools to build these teepee- shaped houses. They would have used animal skins to cover the wooden structures and placed turf on the floors inside.
The two images below are from the Neolithic era. Both used more advanced tools and required more intelligence to create. Some followed the round style, where others became rectangular. They used thatching for the roofs or wattle and daub.
We will use the information we discovered in groups to write paragraphs comparing the different dwellings to our homes nowadays.
Mrs Toms xx
Wow Year 3!
What an amazing job you did of taking and editing interesting photos!
You worked really hard to use the correct lighting, use the shadows to your advantage, adjust the light and focus and on top of that you edited really well! You added filters and cropped your images to improve and enhance them.
Mrs Toms was REALLY impressed!
In our R.E lessons we have been learning about Christianity, including beliefs and values.We have considered the importance of Christmas to Christians and discussed how different communities celebrate Christmas.
On Monday , the children are going to be learning about the Christingle Service and as part of their R.E lesson , every child will be making a Christingle . Please can your child bring an orange to school for their Christingle and if possible a small party candle. Also donations of red sticky tape or small sweets would be appreciated.
Thank you Y3