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Vikings invade Copsegrove Farm

Year 3 had a fantastic Day at Copsegrove Farm as Viking invaders. We had to find out where the Vikings came from and where they sailed to. We learnt about Viking trade and built longhouses in the woods. We cooked bread over the campfire and drizzled it with honey and we deciphered Viking rune messages.

Here are some pictures of our brilliant day. 

INVASION

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Class 3 have begun their new theme “Invasion” by looking at the Anglo-Saxons. We have used maps to find out where they came from. We have found out about the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms and have completed a trail looking at Anglo-Saxon artefacts. We are looking forward to our visit to Copsegrove Farm when we will become Anglo-Saxon and Viking invaders! Watch this space. 

 

Stone Age houses

Class 3 created fantastic Stone Age houses based on those found at Skara Brae in Scotland. We had to make tiny bricks out of clay, build up the walls, add in features such as beds and a fire pit and make a roof to go on top. We also had to think about how we could label the different parts of the house to make them interactive. 

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Stone Age Day

In January Classes 3 and 4 went back to the Stone age and learned how to be hunter gatherers, how to make Stone Age jam, how to made bows and arrows and cook mammoth steaks in the forest. We also made mammoths out of milk bottles. We had a really fun day with lots of great learning. IMG_6042

What Lies Beneath

Welcome to the Stone Age!

This term we will be learning all about the Stone Age, rocks and volcanoes and maybe a few dinosaurs thrown in for good measure. We have already transformed our shared area into a Stone Age cave complete with some ancient cave paintings. Can you spot a woolly mammoth, bear or wolves? Watch out for the hand prints- I think some Stone Age people may have visited.

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WW1 Week

Class 3 have been very busy this week commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War. We have made butterflies for a banner in Nailsworth, created clay poppies, visited the war memorial at Eastcombe, took part in a WW1 workshop, found out about life in the trenches, made model trenches, found out what life was like 100 years ago in our WW1 school day and had a victory tea party…Phew! Take a look at some of our pictures from the week.IMG_5723 IMG_5724 IMG_5732 IMG_5736 IMG_5737

80 Days around the World

Welcome to the new Year 3

We have made a great start to the new school year beginning our theme 80 Days around the World. We have already been thinking about our locality within the UK and Europe. We went on a fantastic walk into the Toadsmoor Valley where we did some sketching of the lake and collected items of nature for some 3D artwork. We are really looking forward to starting our journey around the World learning about different continents and countries both hot and cold.

 

Roman Day at Copsegrove Farm

Class 3 had a fantastic day at Copsegrove Farm on Tuesday 12th June. We were split into groups of Celts and Romans and had to build roundhouses and villas in the woods. We ate scone twists by the fire and had a go at solving Roman numeral puzzles. We searched for Roman Gods and Goddesses and made wattle and daub using willow and clay. As always we enjoyed the walk to the farm but were very tired by the end of the day. A brilliant day was had by all.IMG_1189 (2)

Bolshy Boudicca

We have been learning about the Celtic Queen Boudicca and her fight with the Romans in Britain. We re-enacted the story of Boudicca and created storyboards of the events. 

What have the Romans ever done for us?

We have begun our new theme by thinking about what Britain was like before the Romans arrived, during the time of the Iron Age Celts. We have learnt about the way they lived, how they hunted and what they were like as warriors. We have been in the nature area completing trails and making Celtic shield designs with nature. 

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We have also made Celtic roundhouses and life size models of Celtic warriors and Roman soldiers.

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