Stone Age Food & Homes

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?!

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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.

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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.

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We will use the information we discovered in groups to write paragraphs comparing the different dwellings to our homes nowadays.

Mrs Toms xx

WE ARE PAINTERS!

Year 3 watched a video to help them recreate an impressionist painting by Claude Monet of the Waterlily Pond.

They were only allowed to use finger painting to recreate the blurred scenes.  Their perseverance was incredible!

 

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WE ARE PHOTOGRAPHERS!

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!

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Christingle

Hi All

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

Number bonds

Hi all!

We are working really hard to quickly say the pairs of numbers that add together to make any number up to 20.

Some of the children have forgotten their number pairs to 10 already! Please make sure your child knows that 2+ 8 = 10, 6 + 4 = 10 and so on.  This can be done on the way to school, at a bus stop or train station etc- it doesn’t have to be formal learning sessions!

If children practise daily, they are more likely to remember it 🙂 Think of it like learning a new language- if you don’t use it, you lose it!  We cannot estimate answers to larger number pairs such as 55 + 42.

We want the children to know pairs such as 9+ 3= 12, 10 + 4 = 14, 6 + 5 = 12 off the top of their heads! Then, they should apply this to any number e.g 24 + 24 = 48, 50 + 6 – 56

A great way to do this is also through Hit the Button! ( https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button).

Many thanks for your support.

Mrs Toms

States of Matter Games

If you would like to play some states of matter games with your children at home, you can play them right here!!

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Science- States of Matter

Hello everyone, it is Krystal! I am writing to tell you about Science lessons!

We are learning about solids, liquids and gases.

Our experiment is helping us to find out how long ice take to melt from a solid into a liquid.

Here are some photos of our experiment that I took.

by Krystal

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Ou and Uh

Year 3 children are now moving onto learning about the ‘ou’ making the ‘uh’ sound as part of their spelling and grammar lessons.

At the end of this half term the children will be tested through dictation to see if they have remembered this spelling rule! Children love their spelling and grammar lessons that take place daily- on Tuesday we played ‘ou’ dominoes! 

Some examples of words we are learning are;

touch
young
double
trouble 
country
cousin 
couple
courage
flourish 
nourish
rough
tough
enough 

Some parents find that posting the words around the house helps children to recognise them daily! You could also encourage your child to play “teachers” at home and let them show you how to write the word within a sentence. 

We are also working on learning the definitions and synonyms (other words with the same meaning). They are really enjoying this game of finding definitions! 

Please keep going with the spellings at home. Large numbers of children have now completed all first 300 words and are working solely on the year 3 words! If you have been given year 1&2 words to learn with your child, please treat this as the priority before year 3 words. 

Thanks! 

Mrs Toms

Mysterious Objects Found

Year 3 have discovered 2 mysterious eggs by our frog pond in the playground.

We assume they are eggs but we cannot be sure.  At the moment we are calling them “unidentified objects”.  Here is a picture of what we found.

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We have used our imaginations to decide what they may be.  Some say they are dragon eggs, some say they belong to an oversized bird.  Others say they have travelled through time via a black hole or a vortex.  Josh thought they have appeared here due to telekinesis.

What do you think they could be?