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Forest School: Stone Age

Today we were very lucky to get the opportunity to visit our Forest School and take part in some Stone Age activities. After gathering around the base camp, we explored the different ways the Stone Age people would have survived, including lighting a fire using flint and stone, cooking their own meals from the animals they would catch and making our own bowls and cutlery out of clay (some of us chose to make a Woolly Mammoth or other animals). Last but not least, we got to dress up as a Stone Age boy/girl!

Friday 11th November 2022

Remembrance Day

Today to commemorate Remembrance Day we each chose a newspaper design with headlines from the end of WW1. We carefully used tissue paper to fill in our poppies. 

Literacy: How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth

Over the next couple of weeks, we are going to be looking at the text 'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth' by Michelle Robinson. After reading the text, we decided it would be a great idea to follow some instructions for 'How to make a Woolly Mammoth model.' 


We began by researching on the internet and reading texts all about woolly mammoths. We explored questions such as what did they look like? what did they eat? where and when did they live? and the children created some lovely fact files.

We then explored some instructional text and made our very own woolly mammoths using milk bottles, brown tissue paper, PVA glue and googly eyes. We are so pleased with how they turned out!

Stone Age Cave Art: Exploring and sketching


In Year 3 we have been learning all things 'Rocks and Fossils.' We have explored the three main rocks (Sedimentary, Metamorphic and Igneous), the rock cycle, the different layers of of soil in the ground and also learnt about soil formation. These are some of the storyboards that we have created to explain 'Rodger Rock.' 




Guided Reading

This half term we are reading 'The Wild Way Home' by Sophie Kirtley. It is an adventure book about courage, hope, family and finding your way and it is set during the Stone Age. Over the next couple of weeks, we are going to be completing some vocabulary and inferencing skills to get to know the characters in the story and discuss the plot. 


The children took inspiration from Lamont's very detailed map of Mandel Forest and drew a picture of their own. 





Today we started our new and exciting topic 'The Stone Age to Iron Age.' We were introduced to the term 'prehistoric' and looked at some examples of chronological timelines. We then placed some dates using BC and AD onto a timeline to represent events during this time period. Working in groups meant we were able to discuss where we thought each date would go and why. 


Here are some examples of our timelines: 



Over the first half term, we have been exploring the 'UK and Counties'. We have developed our map skills by using symbols to find 4-figure grid references, draw our own maps and use compass points to describe different locations.

RE- The Creation Story

We have been learning all about The Creation Story and how God is very powerful. We began the unit retelling the story using storyboards and acting out what happened on each of the 7 days. 


We then read the story of 'The Fall' from Genesis in the bible and discussed what temptation means. At the beginning of our lesson, there was a mysterious object underneath a cloth with a sign saying 'DO NOT TOUCH.' Many of us wanted to look even though we were told not to. At the end of the lesson, we realised that temptation means wanting to do something even though you know you are not supposed to, just like Adam and Eve when they ate the fruit from the Tree of Knowledge in the Garden of Eden. 


Looking after our world how God wants is very important to Christians. He created the beautiful seas and land, the animals and the plants and flowers. As a class, we promise to look after the world as much as we can to show our appreciation to God. 


We have been practicing our tag-rugby skills over the past half term including passing, tagging and scoring. The children have learnt some of the basic tag-rugby skills and are now able to play small sided games against each other. 


We have also been working on our fitness through circuit training and personal challenges. Some examples of the activities we have been practicing are shuttle runs, speed bounce, skipping, single arm catch and over arm throw. 


Art and DT: Learning to use the 'Pinch and Coil' method using clay

Making our Sculptures